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SDG 3 – Good health and well-being

SDG 3 ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’ focuses on preventing disease and preventable deaths, and boosting health and well-being, by improving access to health care services, promoting healthy lifestyles, and ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all.

In the updated NDC submissions, 3% of activities addressed Goal 3 compared with 3% in the first NDC submissions. In the first NDCs, countries were prioritising targets '3.8 Access to universal health care and medicines' (49%) and '3.3 End epidemics and communicable diseases' (26%), linking these to 'Climate-induced health risks prevention' (38%), 'Access to health care/services' (20%) and 'Communicable diseases prevention' (18%) as key strategies for climate action. In the updated NDCs, countries are prioritising targets '3.3 End epidemics and communicable diseases' (36%) and '3.8 Access to universal health care and medicines' (24%), linking these to 'Climate-induced health risks prevention' (30%) 'Contingency health strategy development' (22%) and 'Communicable diseases prevention' (14%) as key strategies for climate action.

Regarding first NDC submissions, activities related to this Goal are prioritising adaptation with 81% of the activities, while 12% focus on mitigation. Meanwhile, for updated NDC submissions 49% prioritise adaptation and 9% mitigation. The share of quantified activities has increased from 3% in the first NDCs to 12% in the updated NDC submissions.

How do countries’ NDC activities connect with SDG 3?

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Which countries or country groupings are prioritising SDG 3?

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.

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How do aggregated SDG 3 activities from all countries’ NDCs reflect climate action?

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