13. Climate action - Sustainable development indicators

sdg 13 'climate action'

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SDG 13 seeks to implement the commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and operationalise the Green Climate Fund. It aims to strengthen countries’ resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters by integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation measures into national strategies, policies and planning.

This also requires improved education, awareness-raising and capacity on climate change mitigation and adaptation, as envisioned by SDG 13.

As the poorest and most vulnerable people are affected the most by climate change impacts, SDG 13 calls specifically for raising capacity for climate-change related planning and management in least developed countries.

Monitoring SDG 13 in an EU context focuses on progress made in climate mitigation efforts, in reducing climate impacts and in supporting climate action.

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