Indonesia Partnered with Others to Ensure Synergy between the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

15 December 2017 307 Views

On the margins of the recent COP-23 in Bonn, Indonesia partnered with Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the German Development Institute (DIE), the German Council for Sustainable Development, as well as the Governments of Mexico and Uganda, to discuss ways and means to ensure that both the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement can advance together in order to drive an overall transition towards sustainable, low-carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive societies.

Through a side event titled, ‘The 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement: Towards a New and Coherent Development Paradigm at the National and International level,’ jointly organized by the GIZ, WRI and DIE and convened on 10 November 2017 at the German Pavillion, participants discussed how sustainable development and climate change are two sides of the same coin, and called for diverse stakeholders to exchange best practices for an integrated approach to the SDGs and NDCs. In this regard, Indonesia shared its experience in integrating both the SDGs and its NDCs in its Mid-Term Development Plan. 

Coherent implementation of the two framework agreements needs a common language. In this regard, discussions at the event pointed out that in the coming years, countries have many opportunities to show substantial progress of both frameworks, including the Facilitative Dialogue in 2018, the 2018 and 2019 sessions of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the sixth IPCC assessment report in 2019, and the climate change Global Stocktake in 2023.

As a true partner for global sustainable development, Indonesia will continue to be part of the solution in ensuring a better future for all, where no one is left behind.