South-South Cooperation on Climate Action

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Climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable development. Its impacts cut across boundaries and across dimensions – including the political, economic, and social – with strong linkages to issues such as health, food/nutrition, consumption, water security, livelihood, and energy transformation.

South-South and triangular cooperation is seen as a means by which developing countries can voluntarily assist each other in undertaking their climate change actions, in the context of the implementation of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

As part of the South-South Cooperation Action Plan adopted by United Nations principals as a substantive pillar to support the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Engagement Strategy, UNOSSC has developed a series of initiatives highlighting the importance of sharing knowledge, best practices and experiences, on a voluntary basis, in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

UNOSSC’s reports on climate change are intended as knowledge resources to facilitate South-South and triangular cooperation. By providing an insight into practical and effective development solutions adopted by Southern countries to combat climate change and foster sustainable development, UNOSSC aims to enhance knowledge sharing and cooperation so that successes can be adapted, replicated and scaled up by other countries and cities.

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India-UN Development Partnership Fund Building Pandemic Responses through South-South Collaboration

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, managed by UNOSSC, is working rapidly to support projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects are supplying medical equipment, and will be building healthcare capacities, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing transformative recovery. Specifically, in Antigua and […]

Urgent Actions to Manage Water Supply and Waste Required in Chust, Uzbekistan

Immediate action is needed to improve the Chust city’s water supply, sewage treatment, and waste management, a recent needs assessment by the UNOSSC Cities Project concluded. The assessment, focusing on green city development, was carried out from 11 to 15 […]

Private Sector is a Valuable Engine for Africa’s Economic Growth

11th edition of the African Private Sector Forum kicks off in Madagascar Antananarivo, Madagascar The 11th edition of the African Private Sector Forum focused on the impact of the private sector on Africa’s economic growth. “South-South Cooperation is absolutely critical […]

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – South-South Cooperation Toward Achieving SDG1

The target of Agenda 2030 is to eradicate extreme poverty. Even though global extreme poverty is on the decline, recent statistics show that the rate of decline has slowed. South-South cooperation can play a significant role in getting us back […]

Grants to Pacific and Caribbean Bring SSC Support Through the India-UN Development Partnership Fund to $176m

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced new grants to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund during meetings with leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Pacific Islands Developing States (PSIDS) alongside the United Nations General Assembly in September. 14 million USD […]

South-South Cooperation Essential to Collaborative Governance on Climate

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development andthe Green Development Coalitionof China’s Belt and Road Initiative organized a Roundtable Meeting alongside the High-level segment of the General-Assembly to consider “Collaborative Governance on Climate and UN 2030 Agenda […]

Low-emission industrialization of developing countries requires South-South cooperation

The rapid industrialization that many developing countries are facing is highlighting the question of whether this development is sustainable. During the weekend preceding the Climate Action Summit, the Envoy of the Secretary-General on Climate Action organized a high-level Summit called Industry […]