Goal 13 : Climate Action
Why does this goal matter?
The effects of climate change can severely impact and have negative repercussions on our society. They may result in the disruption of national economies, changes in weather patterns and global temperatures, as well as contribute to greater risk and frequency of natural disasters. Thus, it is important that ecologically sound measures and practices are introduced in order to limit the causes of climate change and enable people to better prepare and respond to future threats.
What are this goal’s targets?
STRENGTHEN RESILIENCE AND ADAPTIVE CAPACITY TO CLIMATE RELATED DISASTERS
Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
INTEGRATE CLIMATE CHANGE MEASURES INTO POLICIES AND PLANNING
Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
BUILD KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY TO MEET CLIMATE CHANGE
Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
REDUCE MORTALITY FROM NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH
Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilising jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalise the Green Climate Fund through its capitalisation as soon as possible
PREVENT AND TREAT SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalised communities