SDG 13 – Climate Action
SDG 13 ’Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts’ is the only SDG directly aimed at addressing climate change. At the same time, climate change issues cut across the whole 2030 Agenda.
In the updated NDC submissions, 14% of activities addressed Goal 13 compared with 8% in the first NDC submissions. In the first NDCs, countries were prioritising targets '13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change issues' (40%) and '13.2 Integrate climate measures in national policy making' (36%), linking these to 'Mainstreaming' (28%), 'Awareness-raising on climate change impacts' (16%) and 'Adaptive capacity enhancement' (14%) as key strategies for climate action. In the updated NDCs, countries are prioritising targets '13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change issues' (46%) and '13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related and natural disasters' (34%), linking these to 'Adaptive capacity enhancement' (19%) 'Strengthened institutional capacity for adaptation' (15%) and 'Disaster and risk reduction' (14%) as key strategies for climate action.
Regarding first NDC submissions, activities related to this Goal are prioritising adaptation with 84% of the activities, while 9% focus on mitigation. Meanwhile, for updated NDC submissions 79% prioritise adaptation and 8% mitigation. The share of quantified activities has increased from 12% in the first NDCs to 16% in the updated NDC submissions.
How do countries’ NDC activities connect with SDG 13?
Find out which specific SDG targets and individual climate actions are most important for low-carbon and climate-resilient development.
Segment size = Share of climate activities relating to this targets
Segment size = Share of different types of climate action
Results for the country chosen for comparison or global averages
Segment size = Relative importance
Which countries or country groupings are prioritising SDG 13?
Some SDG targets are more prominently addressed by NDC activities than others. Explore how countries or country groupings are prioritising between SDG targets and climate actions.
How do aggregated SDG 13 activities from all countries’ NDCs reflect climate action?
Explore the difference between type of climate action, share of activities with quantified targets, countries with highest number of activities for this SDG, and the most important socio-economic categories for synergies with other SDGs.