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Paris Climate Agreement Sustainable Development

Climate change is a cross-cutting theme for development, affecting all aspects of sustainable development and the overall agenda by 2030. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, with the 2030 agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals, is the most comprehensive plan to date to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce inequality and protect the planet. Together with The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Prevention, these documents provide a comprehensive action plan for people, our planet and our prosperity, engaging all countries and stakeholders to act together. Sustainable development and climate protection are closely linked and interdependent. For example, people are experiencing the considerable effects of climate change, including changing weather conditions, rising sea levels and more extreme weather events. Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are driving climate change and continuing to increase. They are now at the highest level in history. Without measurements, the average surface temperature of the world is expected to rise over the 21st century, and probably exceed 3 degrees Celsius over the course of this century – with some parts of the world likely to warm even more. The poorest and most vulnerable are the most affected. This discussion paper provides a comprehensive analysis of how climate measures contained in countries` national national contributions (NDCs) are linked to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The study shows that the actions of the NDCs promote, to varying degrees, synergies with national development priorities, which reflect the agenda by 2030. The research also highlights sustainable development issues that are directly related to the fight against climate change and the issues that are currently lacking in the activities of the NDC. On 21 September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a special event at UN Headquarters in New York on the introduction of the High-Level Climate Change Convention to table ratification, acceptance, acceptance, approval or adherence to the Paris Agreement on climate change.