CAN Briefing: 2019 SDG-Review: The Natural Link between Climate Action and Sustainable Development, May 2019

The IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C is the first to explore the synergies and tradeoffs for climate mitigation and adaptation actions with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the report, climate change impacts and responses are closely linked to sustainable development which balances social well-being, economic prosperity and environmental protection. The SDGs, the report notes, ‘provide an established framework for assessing the links between limiting global warming of 1.5°C or 2°C and development goals that include poverty eradication, reducing inequalities, and climate action’.