SDG #13: Climate Action

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#13 Climate Action

By now, it is common knowledge that climate change disproportionately affects the world’s populations. Underdeveloped areas are most affected mainly due to lack of infrastructure and vulnerable geography. Therefore, the main purpose for this goal is to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capability to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, with emphasis on the least developed. This is especially important in vulnerable communities within least developed populations such as women, youth, as well as marginalized communities.  Integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning is a target all countries should hit. Furthermore, improving education, awareness-raising and human institutional capacity for the sustainability of climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning is also discussed.

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Targets included in this goal:
13.1

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

13.2

Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

13.3

Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

13.a

Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible

13.b

Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities

* Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.

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