The Sustainable Development Goals : Will they Deliver Climate Compatible Development for Vulnerable Countries?
"While the three dialogue countries have different national contexts in relation to the climate and development agenda, some common principles were articulated throughout the events: Tackling climate change is recognised as critical to the achievement of the development goals. Climate change should be a stand-alone goal, as well as be mainstreamed throughout the other goals. Climate change goals, targets and indicators should be nationally relevant and should also aim to build local-level resilience and reduce climate risks. Getting the indicators and measurement frameworks right is crucial, while accountability and governance mechanisms will underpin implementation. International resources will still be very necessary for achieving climate compatible development goals, but the role of national and sub-national governments, and the private sector, will increase. Within regions, countries should form a common voice to influence SDG negotiations; within countries, civil society must play a stronger advocacy role."