Regions4 High-Level Event on the occassion of the 2021 HLPF

2021 marks a year of critical meetings and a turning point if the world wants to secure a future where people and planet can thrive together. The 2021 High-level Political Forum in July will address how to build a resilient and inclusive post-pandemic world; the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15) in October will adopt an ambitious global biodiversity framework to accelerate action to safeguard nature; and the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November will enhance commitments on adaptation and net-zero objectives.

We must connect dots and draw lines of action in multilateral governance, while making the most of synergy. It is vital to unite efforts on biodiversity and climate action, contributing to the sustainable development goals. These efforts need to be supported by solidarity and international cooperation.

In this context, Regions4 will organise the high-level event “Building a Sustainable and Resilient Future: Subnational Governments Leading Integrated Approaches for People, Planet, and Prosperity” to be held on 1 July on the occasion of the 2021 HLPF.

The event will be co-organised by Regions4 and its members, with the support of partners such as the Race To Resilience, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, as well as ORU-Fogar.

Regions4 will gather a panel of high-level authorities both from the UN and regional governments to jointly:

  • Address the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda and the interconnectedness of the well-being and prosperity of people and planet.
  • Showcase good practices in the integrated approaches for climate, biodiversity and sustainable development.
  • Call for increased ambition and inclusion of regional governments at the 2021 HLPF, COP15 and COP26.

The event will be held on 1 July 2021 at 8:30-10:00 EDT | 14:30-16:00 CEST.

Register for the event here:

To learn about the agenda and confirmed speakers, download the concept note.

Join us! Should you have interest in in contributing, supporting and being part of this event, do not hesitate to contact us!

To learn more about this high-level event, as well as about Regions4’s actions to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, please contact Sustainable Development Manager, Ivy Moraes at