Climate Action and the SDGs, Managing Synergies and Tradeoffs – Lecture at Yale-nus college

In February, I had the great pleasure to visit Data-Driven Lab, and to share some of my work with students from Yale-NUS College (Singapore), focusing on the interlinkages between climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The following is a transcript of my presentation.

Climate action is not only about reducing emissions, but also sustainable development. There has recently been a reversal in progress towards some of the SDGs, such as world hunger, which is worsening and very likely caused by climate change. More sustainable development achievements are expected to be reversed as a result of climate change. We must therefore move away from thinking of climate action as purely a matter of environmental action.

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