Climate Change

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The science is unequivocal that humans are the cause of global warming and major changes are already being observed in recent extreme events. There is alarming evidence that important tipping points, leading to irreversible changes in major ecosystems and the planetary climate system, may already have been reached or passed. The current global mean temperature is about 0.87°C above pre-industrial levels (NASA, 2015) and continues to increase.

One of the most urgent challenges facing countries across the world today is how to achieve economic prosperity and development while also combating climate change.

Relevance to the SDGs

Following the inauguration of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13, the Paris Agreement pledges to keep temperature rise under 2°C and calls for global partnership in combating climate change through mitigation and adaptation measures.

Explore green growth resources related to SDG 13:

 

SDG 13.2
National Climate Plans
   SDG 13.a
   Green Climate Fund   

Publications

Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Case Studies

Learning Products

Green Growth National Documents

Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas)
Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas)
Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas)

Batumi Initiative on Green Economy (BIG-E)