Interconnections between Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement: implications for equitable earth system governance


Lund, 09.10.2017


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Semi-Plenary, 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance

Sustainable development will not be achieved without addressing climate change, which threatens to undermine development achievements. Conversely, policies and actions that address climate change also need to deliver on core issues of sustainable development, including poverty alleviation, food security, gender equality and human rights. The concomitant implementation of the 2030 Agenda with its Sustainable Development Goals and Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement thus offer unique opportunities to move towards more integrated development.

However, an integrated approach to sustainable development and climate governance is hard to achieve. While policy makers and practitioners legitimately emphasize synergies and "win-win"-solutions, conflicting interests and substantive trade-offs also need to be considered. Addressing them renders questions of allocation and access at the heart of equitable earth system governance. This session seeks to discuss the pertinent challenges from different disciplinary angles.


  • Steffen Bauer, Klimalog-Project, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn


  • Anders Wijkman, Co-President of the Club of Rome
  • Frank Biermann, Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University
  • David N. Mungai, Wangari Maathai Institute, University of Nairobi (tbc)
  • Sander Chan, Klimalog-Project, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn

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Datum / Uhr
09.10.2017 / 16:30 - 18:00


Earth System Governance Project
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies
Lund University
221 00 Lund, Sweden


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