1.0 COP23, Bonn, Germany & Implementation of the Paris Agreement:

Sustainable Development Goal 13

(Posted 01 November 2017)

1.0   The Agenda of COP23 will include the development of guidelines on how the Paris Agreement’s provisions can be implemented across a wide range of issues.

2.0   Article 2.1 of the Paris Agreement aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of “sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty”.

3.0   But, the log-in-the-road at present, is the need to define the objective guidelines that will provide the basis for evaluating SDG 13 (and its five Targets) of the UN 2030 Agenda!



2.0 COP23, Bonn, Germany & Implementation of the Paris Agreement:

Equity and Climate Justice

(Posted 01 November 2017)

1.0 The Preamble of the Paris Agreement ‘notes the importance for some of the concept of “climate justice”, when taking action to address climate change’

2.0 Article 2.2 of the Paris Agreement is a relevant consideration for achieving climate justice. It requires implementation of the Paris Agreement “to reflect equity”.

3.0   Applying equity/fair treatment as a guideline to achieve climate justice ushould mean that no country that has ratified the Paris Agreement should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences – ecological, economic, social, cultural -  from actions and measures taken to achieve the long-temperature goals of the Agreement.




3.0 The UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

(Posted 24 October 2015)

The aim of a new UN Framework for achieving global sustainable development “Transforming our World2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and to tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

One of its 17 interrelated, Sustainable Development Goals [“SDGs”] is SDG 13, “Climate Action”: Achieving this Goal will be guided by five Targets.

For an overview of the UN’s 2030 Agenda’s Plan of Action, click on the following LINK.


4.0 Adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 13 for Climate Action:

A Critique

(Posted 23 October 2015)

TAGS: Climate Agreement; 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action; Targets; Adoption; Implementation; Methodology Critique; INDCs; COP21

An objective critique of the 2030 Agenda’s SDG 13, and its Targets,

for achieving sustainable development for “Climate Action” -

is a key feature of the article.


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