A sustainable future for all: Eradicating poverty and tackling climate chaos

This paper explains why CARE believes it is vital that climate change is included in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) if the world is to effectively tackle poverty in the 21st Century, and outlines steps to ensure this happens.

Section 1 considers the links between poverty eradication, sustainable development and climate change and the urgent need for action.

Section 2 makes the case for a specific climate change goal in the SDGs in combination with strong integration of climate change across other goals.

Section 3 contains arguments as to why links to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process should be used constructively.

Section 4 analyses the outcomes of the UN's Open Working Group on the SDGs with regards to climate change.

Section 5 concludes with an outlook and suggestions for next steps.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: September 2014

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