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Comparing between the 118 First NDCs and their updated versions, the total number of activities has increased by 57%. Sixteen Goals have higher total number of activities. Almost 39% of the increased activities fall under Goal 13 (Climate Action). Goal 5 (Gender Equality) and Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) have increased three- and six-fold respectively.

In terms of the relative share, six goals have a larger share in the updated NDCs, while four goals are relatively smaller. Goals 13, 5 and 14 (Life Below Water) have seen the most significant positive development. In contrast, Goals 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), Goal 1 (No Poverty) and 15 (Life on Land) have the largest relative decrease in the updated NDCs.

How have priorities change over time for each SDG?

Analyse and compare the relative change in individual SDG targets and climate actions between First and Updated NDCs.

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