June 13, 2019 • 11:00 am - 12:45 pm • Stockholm 1

Maximising the SDG benefits of NDCs

Facilitators: SD Strategies, GIZ, IASS Contributors: Ursula Becker (GIZ); Ieva Indriunaite (SDS); Dean Gioutsos (SDS); Sebastian Helgenberger (IASS); Telly Chauke (South Africa); Imre Petry (AED), Andrea Meza (Costa Rica); Mexico (tbc)

Climate action carries enormous opportunities for sustainable development, and reciprocally. By synthesising NDC and SDG measures into national and sub-national level development planning and actions we can maximise policy coherence and resource allocation while raising ambition. This session provides an overview of tools available to decision makers and illustrates experiences of South Africa, Costa Rica and Mexico to identify social, economic and environmental development co-benefits of climate action and design coherent, implementation-focused transformative strategies.

Results and key messages: Maximising SGD benefits of NDCs documentation

Presentation Ieva Indriunaite: Tools for analysing synergies between NDC and SDG agendas

Presentation Sebastian Helgenberger: Building a strong alliance for ambitious climate action by harnessing the social and  economic co-benefits of renewable energy

Presentation Dean Gioutsos: Quantification of key co-benefits of Mexico’s NDC implementation for the achievement of SDGs

Presentation Imre Petry and Andrea Meza: Co-benefits for the implementation of the SDGs derived from the compliance with the NDCs

Presentation Telly Chauke: Enabling a Just Energy Transition – How should SA maximize the co-benefits of climate action?