Sustainable Development Goals/SDG13

SDG13: Climate Action - Learning Resouce supports the SDGs - UN-Guidelines[1]

Climate Action - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy[2]

Nations and other parties negotiating at the UN have highlighted the links between the post-2015 SDG process, the Financing for Development process to be concluded in Addis Ababa in July 2015, and the COP 21 Climate Change conference in Paris in December 2015.[3]

In May 2015, a report concluded that only a very ambitious climate deal in Paris in 2015 will enable countries to reach the sustainable development goals and targets.[4] The report also states that tackling climate change will only be possible if the SDGs are met. Further, development and climate are inextricably linked, particularly around poverty, gender equality, and energy. The UN encourages the public sector to take initiative in this effort to minimize negative impacts on the environment.[5]

This renewed emphasis on climate change mitigation was made possible by the partial Sino-American convergence that developed in 2015-2016, notably at the UN COP21 summit (Paris) and ensuing G20 conference (Hangzhou).[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. UN-Guidelines for Use of SDG logo and the 17 SDG icons (2019/05/10) - https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/news/communications-material/
  2. "Goal 13: Climate action". UNDP. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  3. "Paris Climate Change Conference: COP21". United Nations Development Programme. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. Ansuategi, A; Greño, P; Houlden, V; et al. (May 2015). "The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals" (PDF). CDKN & HR Wallingford. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  5. "Sustainable Development Innovation Briefs, Issue 9 . [htto://UN.org]". March 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2016. External link in |title= (help)
  6. Firzli, M. Nicolas J. (October 2016). "Beyond SDGs: Can Fiduciary Capitalism and Bolder, Better Boards Jumpstart Economic Growth?". Analyse Financière. Retrieved 1 November 2016.