IPCC analyses the synergies and trade-offs between preventing climate change and SDGs
Prabhjote GillOct 8, 2018, 04.38 PM
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- Inter-Governmental Panel on
Climate Change( IPCC) released its ‘special report’ on the impact of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
- Keeping other global issues in mind, the report analyses the trade-offs and synergies between keeping climate change in control and other
sustainable development goals( SDGs).
- Their study goes while some goals are aligned with reducing
greenhouse gas emissions, the trade-offs are higher for other paradigms.
In order to successfully implement policy changes that control climate change, the report highlights that finance and technology need to be aligned with local requirements and institutions need to be integrated for effective governance.
It also warns against a single-minded approach to reducing climate change. The IPCC recommends that issues of power and inequality shouldn’t be ignored, but integrated into the solutions that are put in place to tackle climate change. Here's how the panel proposes tackling climate change and balancing other sustainable development goals (SDGs):