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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts


Climate change is a current reality, and already affects, in any way, all countries, on all continents, disturbing national economies, affecting lives and being expensive to people, communities and countries, today and probably even more in the future. These climatic changes are reflected, for example, in weather patterns, increasing sea level, extreme weather events, greenhouse gases emissions and the increase of the average temperature in the world, affecting mainly the poorest and most vulnerable people.

To address these threats, there are already some affordable solutions that allow countries to increase adaptation efforts and a shift to cleaner and more resilient economies. However, climate change is a global challenge that does not respect borders, requiring solutions that need to be coordinated internationally. Countries adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015 which will be an essential element to achieve sustainable development goals.

Source: INE


13.1- Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

13.2- Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

13.3- Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

13.a- Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible

13.b- Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities