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Exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Symposia and other efforts. The 2022-23 theme is Goal 13

 

UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Take Urgent Action to Combat Climate Change and its ImpactsClimate Change Infographic -- for details, please visit https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal13

Goal 13 Targets and Indicators

Goal 13 Targets & Indicators
From Goal 13 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs (un.org)


Target 13.1

By 2030, strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

  • Indicator 13.1.1 Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population
  • Indicator 13.1.2 Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030
  • Indicator 13.1.3 Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies


Target 13.2

By 2030, integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

  • Indicator 13.2.1 Number of countries with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
     
  • Indicator 13.2.2 Total greenhouse gas emissions per year


Target 13.3
By 2030, improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

  • Indicator 13.3.1 Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment


Target 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

  • Indicator 13.a.1 Amounts provided and mobilized in United States dollars per year in relation to the continued existing collective mobilization goal of the $100 billion commitment through to 2025

 

Target 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  

  • Indicator 13.b.1 Number of least developed countries and small island developing States with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Goal 13 Learning Objectives

Goal 13 Learning Objectives 

(adapted from Education for Sustainable Development Goals Learning Objectives)

Cognitive Learning Objectives

1. The learner understands the greenhouse effect as a natural phenomenon caused by an 
insulating layer of greenhouse gases. 

2. The learner understands the current climate change as an anthropogenic phenomenon 
resulting from the increased greenhouse gas emissions. 

3. The learner knows which human activities – on a global, national, local and individual 
level – contribute most to climate change. 

4. The learner knows about the main ecological, social, cultural and economic consequences of climate change locally, nationally and globally and understands how these can themselves become catalyzing, reinforcing factors for climate change. 

5. The learner knows about prevention, mitigation and adaptation strategies at different 
levels (global to individual) and for different contexts and their connections with 
disaster response and disaster risk reduction. 


Socio-emotional Learning Objectives

1. The learner is able to explain ecosystem dynamics and the environmental, social, 
economic and ethical impact of climate change. 

2. The learner is able to encourage others to protect the climate. 

3. The learner is able to collaborate with others and to develop commonly agreed-upon strategies to deal with climate change. 

4. The learner is able to understand their personal impact on the world’s climate, from a local to a global perspective. 

5. The learner is able to recognize that the protection of the global climate is an essential task for everyone and that we need to completely re-evaluate our worldview and everyday behaviours in light of this. 

Behavioral Learning Objectives
1. The learner is able to evaluate whether their private and job activities are climate 
friendly and – where not – to revise them. 

2. The learner is able to act in favour of people threatened by climate change. 

3. The learner is able to anticipate, estimate and assess the impact of personal, local and national decisions or activities on other people and world regions. 

4. The learner is able to promote climate-protecting public policies. 

5. The learner is able to support climate-friendly economic activities.
 

Goal 13 Potential Topics

Goal 13 Potential Topics

(adapted from Education for Sustainable Development Goals Learning Objectives)

  • Greenhouse gases and their emission
     
  • Energy, agriculture and industry-related greenhouse gas emissions
     
  • Climate change-related hazards leading to disasters like drought, weather extremes, etc. and their unequal social and economic impact within households, communities and countries and between countries
     
  • Sea-level rise and its consequences for countries (e.g. small island states)
     
  • Migration and flight related to climate change
     
  • Prevention, mitigation and adaptation strategies and their connections with disaster response and disaster risk reduction
     
  • Local, national and global institutions addressing issues of climate change
     
  • Local, national and global policy strategies to protect the climate
     
  • Future scenarios (including alternative explanations for the global temperature rise)
     
  • Effects of and impacts on big eco-systems like forests, oceans, glaciers and biodiversity
     
  • Ethics and climate change

MDC student projects (Goal 13: Climate Action)

Goal 13 in the News

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