Call for Papers: Interconnections between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Climate Agreement

Interconnections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement: Exploring the role of state, non-state and subnational actors

Bonn, Germany. 12-13 May 2017

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda (including 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Financing for Development Process) and the Paris Climate Agreement offers a unique opportunity to move towards more integrated and balanced development. The strategic engagement of state and non-state actors and cooperative initiatives can create synergies between multiple political processes that address climate change and sustainable development, for instance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the High Level Political Forum, UNFCCC, the New Urban Agenda, G20, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). However, such engagements need to involve stakeholders across developed and developing countries to deliver equitable results. Integrated and inclusive implementation is especially crucial for sustainable development in developing countries as they are particularly vulnerable. 

The Interconnections Conference will address the following questions: 

  • Which linkages between multiple political processes addressing sustainable development and climate change can foster synergies and propel the transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient future? 
  • Non-state and subnational actors and cooperative initiatives are relatively underrepresented in developing countries, how can such actions deliver sustainable and climate smart solutions across both developed and developing countries?
  • How to increase national and local capacity, including financing, for actions that deliver on both sustainable development and climate change?

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Paper submission

We invite abstracts (max. 250 words) for research papers as well as discussion and briefing papers that address one or more of the above questions. Abstracts can be send to friederike.eichhorn[at] by 11 February. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 March, full research, discussion, and briefing papers are due by 1 May 2017.

In keeping with our commitment to not only engage academia and north-based experts, we hold the conference in parallel with the Bonn Climate Conference (8-18 May); at a short walking distance from the negotiations venue; allowing interaction between practitioners, policy makers, officials and academic and non-academic experts.

We look for contributions from around the world, and provide limited travel funding for participants from developing countries. Find more information on or send an email to Ms. Friederike Eichhorn: friederike.eichhorn[at]

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts: 11 February
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 
Submission of papers: 1 May 
Conference: 12-13 May