Overcoming Incoherence in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda
The project focuses on national level cases, as this is the most critical level of governance in the implementation of climate and sustainability goals. However, attention must also be given to transnational and international linkages. A comparative research approach of up to ten countries (inter alia Germany, Sweden, Kenya, South Africa, Philippines, and Sri Lanka) allows a better understanding and overview of a diversity of conditions regarding e.g. income level, climate vulnerability and energy transition challenges. The project aims to develop actionable knowledge of specific relevance to the selected countries, as well as to contribute to international best practices. In this endeavor, the project will actively engage and invite international institutions and stakeholders to provide input as well as to benefit from research outcomes.
Within the scope of the project, the aim is to build an inclusive, diverse, and interdisciplinary international consortium of partners that will develop a longer term research programme.
Åsa Persson (SEI)
Only eleven years remain to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Yet, no country is on track to meet all SDGs. Similarly, countries are not on track to achieve a transformation towards low-carbon and climate-resilient societies as envisioned in the Paris Agreement. In order to increase ambition in NDCs and their implementation, climate action must not be undermined by efforts to achieve the SDGs, or vice versa. Tools and inspiration are needed to realize synergies between climate action and SDGs, but also a good understanding of the barriers on the ground. Typically, these barriers are ingrained in political institutions and systems.
This research initiative will map out the most critical goal conflicts and sources of policy incoherence, and the untapped synergies, with respect to national climate action and broader sustainability planning. Through extensive engagement with policy-makers and stakeholders, it will co-create actionable knowledge on overcoming incoherence. The project will build on DIE experience in developing tools that facilitate the identification of synergies and improve coherence, such as the NDC-SDG Connections tool.
The thematic focus lies on conflicts and synergies between climate (SDG 13) and three sustainable development areas:
• The food-water-energy-land nexus (SDGs 2, 6, 7 and 15);
• Economic growth and responsible consumption and production (SDGs 8, 9, 12);
• Poverty and inequality (SDGs 1, 5, 10)
The case for connecting the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Brandi, Clara / Adis Dzebo / Hannah Janetschek (2017)
Briefing Paper 21/2017
Towards a governance heuristic of sustainable development
Müller, Alexander / Hannah Janetschek / Jes Weigelt (2015)
in: Current Opinion for Sustainable Development 15/2015, 49-56
Exploring connections between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Dzebo, Adis / Clara Brandi / Hannah Janetschek / Georgia Savvido / Kevin Adams / Stefanie Chan / Claire Lambert (2017)
Stockholm: Stockholm Environment Institute (Policy Paper)
Plädoyer für die verknüpfte Umsetzung des Übereinkommens von Paris und der Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung
Brandi, Clara / Adis Dzebo / Hannah Janetschek (2018)
Analysen und Stellungnahmen 1/2018
Strengthening integrated approach for promoting the SDGs: what role for the high-level political forum?
Janetschek, Hannah / Imme Scholz / Niels Keijzer (2018)
in: OECD (ed.), Policy coherence for sustainable development 2018: towards sustainable and resilient societies, Paris: OECD Publ., 213-215
Thematic connections of the Paris climate agreement and the 2030 Agenda
Janetschek, Hannah / Clara Brandi / Niels Keijzer / Imme Scholz (2018)
in: OECD (ed.), Policy coherence for sustainable development 2018: towards sustainable and resilient societies, Paris: OECD Publ., 217-220
The Sustainable Development Goals viewed through a climate lens
Dzebo, Adis / Hannah Janetschek / Clara Brandi / Gabriela Iacobuta (2018)
Stockholm: Environment Institute Stockholm (SEI Policy Brief December 2018)
Pathways for policy coherence in implementation of NDC and SDGs in Viet Nam and the role of civil society
Nguyen, Quynh / Hannah Janetscheck / Gabriela Iacobuta / Adis Dzebo (2018)
Hanoi, Vietnam: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung