Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Brandi, Clara / Steffen Bauer / Sander Chan / Okka Lou Mathis
Mitarbeiter sonstige (2015)

in: Loewe, Markus / Nicole Rippin (eds.), Translating an ambitious vision into global transformation: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), (Discussion Paper 7/2015), 81-84

ISBN: 978-3-88985-671-5

The final draft of the 2030 Agenda underscores the centrality of climate change for global sustainable development, reflected in both the stand-alone Goal13 as well as through climate-change mainstreaming in a number of climate-sensitive targets under other goals. However, Goal13 misses the opportunity to further raise levels of ambition and harness the aspirational spirit of the 2030 Agenda. A more ambitious Goal13 could have given a strong political signal to reach a meaningful international agreement under the UNFCCC process, and strengthen linkages between the global agendas on climate action and sustainable development.

About the authors

Bauer, Steffen

Political scientist

Brandi, Clara

Economy and Political Science


Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist


Chan, Sander

Transnational and international environmental politics and governance


Further experts

Aleksandrova, Mariya

Climate risk governance 

Dippel, Beatrice


Donnelly, Aiveen

Politcal Science 

Ekoh, Susan S.

Environmental Research 

Goedeking, Nicholas

Comparative Political Economy 

Lehmann, Ina

Political Science 

Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna


Srigiri, Srinivasa Reddy

Agricultural Economist