Partnerships, including the private sector, civil society, and global and local thinkers, play a critical role in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. The Multilateral Environmental Agreements for which the GEF serves as financing mechanism have reached major milestones, such as the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Significant progress has also been achieved in preventing land degradation, controlling chemicals, and, protecting oceans. The MEAs recognize that global sustainability issues are indivisible and interlinked, needing coordinated responses from many partners, and across themes and geographical boundaries. To achieve ambitious, global goals, inclusive partnerships that are able to create new knowledge and catalyze action are needed. This round table will review these lessons and focus on how GEF-7 can promote partnerships that support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
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