2 °C and SDGs: united they stand, divided they fall?

dc.contributor.authorvon Stechow, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorMinx, Jan C
dc.contributor.authorRiahi, Keywan
dc.contributor.authorJewell, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorMcCollum, David L
dc.contributor.authorCallaghan, Max W
dc.contributor.authorBertram, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorLuderer, Gunnar
dc.contributor.authorBaiocchi, Giovanni
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-02T10:28:56Z
dc.date.available2022-02-02T10:28:56Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-16
dc.date.updated2022-01-28T15:24:28Z
dc.description.abstractThe adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the new international climate treaty could put 2015 into the history books as a defining year for setting human development on a more sustainable pathway. The global climate policy and SDG agendas are highly interconnected: the way that the climate problem is addressed strongly affects the prospects of meeting numerous other SDGs and vice versa. Drawing on existing scenario results from a recent energy-economy-climate model inter-comparison project, this letter analyses these synergies and (risk) trade-offs of alternative 2 °C pathways across indicators relevant for energy-related SDGs and sustainable energy objectives. We find that limiting the availability of key mitigation technologies yields some co-benefits and decreases risks specific to these technologies but greatly increases many others. Fewer synergies and substantial trade-offs across SDGs are locked into the system for weak short-term climate policies that are broadly in line with current Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), particularly when combined with constraints on technologies. Lowering energy demand growth is key to managing these trade-offs and creating synergies across multiple energy-related SD dimensions. We argue that SD considerations are central for choosing socially acceptable 2 °C pathways: the prospects of meeting other SDGs need not dwindle and can even be enhanced for some goals if appropriate climate policy choices are made. Progress on the climate policy and SDG agendas should therefore be tracked within a unified framework.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEC/FP7/265139/EU/Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of the Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates/AMPEREen
dc.description.sponsorshipEC/H2020/642147/EU/Linking Climate and Development Policies - Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing/CD-LINKSen
dc.identifier.eissn1748-9326
dc.identifier.issn1748-9318
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/16245
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-15020
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartof10.14279/depositonce-16644
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/en
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftde
dc.subject.otherclimate change mitigationen
dc.subject.otherclimate policyen
dc.subject.otherco-benefitsen
dc.subject.otherrisk managementen
dc.subject.otherenergy efficiencyen
dc.subject.othersustainable developmenten
dc.subject.othermitigation risksen
dc.title2 °C and SDGs: united they stand, divided they fall?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber034022en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034022en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue3en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleEnvironmental Research Lettersen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameIOPen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBristolen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume11en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 6 Planen Bauen Umwelt>Inst. Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung>FG Ökonomie des Klimawandelsde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 6 Planen Bauen Umweltde
tub.affiliation.groupFG Ökonomie des Klimawandelsde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanungde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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