UN Sustainable Development Goal 13

Climate Action

GOAL 13 - CLIMATE ACTION

2016 was hottest year on record, with average global temperatures 1.1 degrees higher than pre-industrial levels. In combination with El Niño weather conditions, these high temperatures contributed to major droughts, causing disastrous food shortages throughout sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. 2016 also saw atmospheric CO2 levels reach their highest level on record of 400 parts per million, whilst global sea ice fell to its second lowest level of record of 4.14 million km2.

Mitigating climate change and its impacts will require building on the momentum achieved by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Stronger efforts are needed to build resilience and limit climate-related hazards and natural disasters. For more information about the SDG 13 please visit the UN's website.

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