How to Synergize the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
This Global Conference on Climate and the SDGs side event, hosted by IISD and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), focuses on synergistic government actions to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This virtual event first showcases the Energy Policy Tracker, which tracks government response measures in the energy sector since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters reveal the evolution of government public commitments over time as well as country-specific challenges and opportunities linked to the energy transition. They also consider which policy instruments governments can use to both increase climate action (SDG 13) and offset rising inequality (SDG 10).
The event then zooms in on Japan's efforts to synergize the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by encouraging local municipalities to promote renewable energy and a circular economy.
Finally, viewers hear about the importance of fossil fuel subsidy reform for the climate, the evolution of fossil fuel subsidies over time, and steps governments can take towards reforming fossil fuel subsidies. Experts highlight the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Tracker database and the importance of reporting, measuring, and monitoring fossil fuel subsidies, including a presentation on the progress of government reporting on SDG indicator 12.c.1 (Amount of fossil-fuel subsidies per unit of GDP). The methodology behind SDG indicator 12.c.1 was developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in close collaboration with IISD and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Welcome and Introduction
Nanda Kumar Janardhanan, Research Manager – Climate and Energy and Regional Coordinator – South Asia, IGES
Trends From the Energy Policy Tracker in Relation to SDG 10 and 13
Joachim Roth, Policy Analyst, IISD
Case study—Japan: Efforts at the municipal level to promote renewable energy and circular economy
Satoshi Kojima, Program Director (Kansai Research Centre) and Senior Policy Researcher (Climate and Energy), IGES
Reporting, Monitoring, and Evaluating Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Lourdes Sanchez, Senior Policy Advisor and Lead, Indonesia, IISD
SDG Indicator 12.c.1
Claire Potdevin, Fiscal Policy Expert, UNEP
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