IGES Activity on "UN Climate Action Summit and SDGs Summit"

For the recent Climate Action Summit, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on world leaders to come to New York on 23 September with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.

Immediately following these discussions on climate, the SDGs Summit 2019 also took place at the UN headquarters. When the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015 it was decided that the leaders of each country would meet once every four years to review their progress, and this year marks the first time that the SDGs Summit was held.

This webpage presents information related to the Climate Action Summit and the SDGs Summit, including analysis and reports by IGES researchers, and related publications.

Related Publications

Issue Brief
国連気候行動サミット(2019年9月23日、ニューヨーク)に向けて、国連事務総長の以下の要請に応える日本の気候行動に対して提言を行ったClimate Transparency及びIGESによる「The Ambition Call: Japan」の日本語翻訳版。 ―1.5℃の地球温暖化に関する気候変動に関する政府間パネル(IPCC)特別報告書と整合する具体的かつ現実的な計画を提示すること ― 2020年までに自国が決定する貢献(NDC)を引き上げること ―今後10年間で温室効果ガス(GHG)排出量を45%削減し、2050年までに正味ゼロを達成すること
Fact Sheet
The infographic on Industry Transition is part of the IGES Infographics Series on the interactions between Climate Action and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The six transformative action areas for the infographics series were: Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing; Energy Transition; Industry Transition; Nature-based Solutions...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Energy Policy
This study investigates the stringency of Japan's greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2030 (nationally determined contribution: NDC), focusing on the macroeconomic assumptions of Kaya indicators and others previously overlooked, e.g. GDP per working-age population. It also conducted a decomposition analysis in light of historic political...
Report Chapter
This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...
Policy Report
This report assesses the extent to which the G20 countries are making concrete efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Concrete policy measures and budget allocations are the focus of this assessment which is based on a survey of the extent to which the G20 countries reported concrete policy measures and budget allocations in...

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