The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement (NDCs) have some important things in common. Both are universal – in the sense that they demand action in all countries of the world, and that they seek to benefit everyone, including the most vulnerable and marginalised. They are both designed to be implemented from the bottom up, as countries set their own priorities and ambitions based on their needs and capacities. At the same time, partnership – between sectors and between countries – is central to implementation of both.
NDC-SDG Connections is a joint initiative of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
With NDC-SDG Connections we aim at illuminating synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, and at identifying entry points for coherent policies that promote just, sustainable and climate-smart development.