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3 Brand New Ways to Discover Links Between Climate and Sustainable Development

3 Brand New Ways to Discover Links Between Climate and Sustainable Development

Both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement provide the framework for pro-environment modifications worldwide. These changes involve slowing down climate change, decreasing carbon emissions, and utilizing better alternatives to accomplish equitable worldwide development.

To fulfill this goal, however, there needs to be consistent cooperation among the different stakeholders. National leaders must integrate these changes in the various government programs and enforce local government units (LGUs) to enact them. Sustainable development must be an adaptive initiative so that everything gets considered for the specific intricacies observed across the different societies all over the world.

However, to aid decision-makers in this adaptive environmental approach, there are three new ways to explore links between climate and sustainable development effectively.

Pinpoint Possibilities for New Coalitions, Partnerships, and Investments

Initial studies assert that there are several nationally determined contributions (NDCs) parallel with 154 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed upon during the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is then essential to analyze these alignments and identify new collaborations, partnerships, and investments among the different stakeholders or leaders so that all NDCs eventually become parallel with the 169 SDGs enlisted.

To put it simply, national leaders must use the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as strict guidelines so that all local government units under the national government enact laws and policies that are fully congruent with them pro-environment modifications. Investments and projects need to meet these guidelines so that both sustainable development and environmental protection are upheld.

Help Stakeholders Seize Benefits of SDG-NDC Integration

It isn’t easy to align both SDGs and NDCS. However, stakeholders need to realize the benefits of following the given environmental guidelines. Sustainable development can be fully achieved despite the necessity of eradicating destructive environmental practices. 

National leaders need to emphasize the strict implementation of pro-environment initiatives without sacrificing sustainable development. This means then that stakeholders necessitate finding alternative ways to perpetuate socio-economic growth while lessening activity impact on the environment.

Find Opportunities to Align Future NDCs

Leaders must identify more ways to line up further succeeding NDCs with mandated SDCs. As they say, consistency is the key, and halting rapid climate change can only occur when all stakeholders strictly follow these SDCs. Hence, future developmental tactics necessitate upholding the same guidelines so that the 2030 agenda can be reached.

Sarah Gold, Chairman of Prance Gold Holdings & Trust mentions that “NDCs and SDCs need total alignment so that sustainable development is achieved without further risking the environment. Companies need to be mindful of the strict environmental guidelines, creating developmental plans that coincide with environment protection policies—even creating better alternatives in the process.”


During both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, agreed-upon guidelines need to be upheld by all the different stakeholders. National leaders should enact laws and policies that fully coincide with these SDCs, and all other leaders must follow these rules strictly and consistently. Pro-environment development plans can only be deemed sustainable when the said guidelines are maintained both for current and future NDCs.

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