Action on Climate and SDGs

The availability of necessities like freshwater, food security, and energy are expected to be affected for many people by a warming climate system, while efforts to address climate change, through both adaptation and mitigation, will similarly inform and shape the global development agenda. There are strong connections between climate change and sustainable development. The least developed and underdeveloped nations will be among those most negatively impacted and least equipped to deal with the expected shocks to their social, economic, and environmental systems. The associated targets of the sustainable development goal are more specifically focused on integrating climate change measures into national policies, as well as improving institutional capacity for early warnings, impact reduction, mitigation, and awareness-raising.