Date: 28. May 2020 Time: 9:00-11:30 (NY) Location: virtual www: sustainabledevelopment.un.org/climate-sdgs-synergies2020- Closed in 2015, the Paris Agreement and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represent the two universally recognized political visions, which indicate a paradigm shift: a “top-down” approach, from international mandates to a “bottom-up” implementation process of the United Nations. However, the limited interaction between the processes of the two agendas, both globally and nationally, may hinder their effective implementation. In addition, aggregate analyses are lacking to improve understanding of potential overlaps, gaps and conflicts between the main instruments for implementing the two agreements, the NCCs and the SDGs. These analyses are essential to improve the political coherence of plans and strategies and improve the effectiveness of the implementation of both agendas. This document is intended to fill this gap. The authors conduct a comprehensive analysis that examines the extent to which climate measures contained in countries` NDCs combine with the 17 SDGs. The analysis, based on the results of the NDC-SDG connection tool, highlights both the areas in which sustainable development is located and which are directly addressed by climate change, and those that are not currently involved in the activities of the NDC. The paper shows that the actions described to varying degrees in the NMPs promote synergies with national development priorities, which reflect the agenda by 2030. The authors note that a large number of climate activities support, for example, SDGs 7 (clean and affordable energy), SDGs 15 (life on land) and SDGs 2 (zero hunger), but that there are significant gaps in the SDGs such as the SDGs 5 (gender equality), SDGs 1 (not poverty) and SDGs 16 (peace and justice). .
At the event in Paris, UN agencies, governments and businesses announced new investments in the fight against climate change, as well as initiatives to strengthen support for Africa, the Caribbean, small island states and more. Commitments under the Paris agreement represent only a third of what is needed by 2030 to avoid the most serious effects of climate change and underscore the urgent need to step up efforts by both the government and non-state actors, the UN`s environmental wing said on Tuesday.