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The publications listed here are the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories's (TFI's) products on methodological guidance to estimate anthropogenic emissions and removals of greenhouse gases. They are intended for national GHG inventories, but they may well be useful also for a wider range of people who are working on SDG 13.

Climate change is now impacting every corner of the globe. In many regions, severe droughts and rising temperatures are leading to food insecurity and loss of livelihoods – threatening to reverse hard-won development gains. In fragile and conflict-affected settings, limited governance, political instability and violence leave communities particularly ill-equipped to cope with a changing climate.

2019, just like the decade it brought to a close, was marked by a wave of protests. Movements across all continents lifted the lid on people’s disillusionment, indignity and unmet needs. Today, the streets may be silent but the message still echoes: we need a decade of action to accelerate progress towards everything the Sustainable Development Goals stand for. This is a race against time, and the hurdles just got higher.

Climate change, ocean pollution, and disasters from natural hazards have also placed a heavy burden, especially on the poor and vulnerable. Further, these challenges are magnified by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that has become a global emergency in 2020, requiring forceful action at the national, regional, and international levels.

The extreme climatic conditions in Mongolia present a challenge for the water managers in the country to provide water security for the people. Being water secure involves providing sufficient water of good quality to the population and for economic activities, protecting against waterborne pollution and water-related disasters, and preserving the ecosystems.

All 14 Pacific Developing Member Countries (DMCs) are considered small island developing states (SIDS), of which seven demonstrate the effects of fragility (Table 1). Of the 14 Pacific DMCs, seven (the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, and Tuvalu) have over half of their population living in urban areas. Except for the Cook Islands and Samoa, urbanization rates are increasing in all Pacific DMCs.

International financial institutions (IFIs) consider gender and climate change to be two key cross-cutting themes to be consistently integrated in investment projects, programmes and technical assistance packages.

In 2015, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda, it did so in a resolution entitled “Transforming our World”. The resolution reflected the depth and breadth of the ambitions that were encapsulated in the agenda.

Making better use of data – with approaches grounded in UN values and human rights – is integral to our future and service. Recognizing that we have not fully unlocked our data and analytics potential, this Strategy will guide us through a long-term transformation: So that everyone, everywhere nurtures data as a strategic asset for insight, impact and integrity – to better deliver on our mandates for people & planet.

It is now almost five years since the 2030 Agenda was adopted and four years since the first High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was held at the United Nations in New York, and in that time the world has made considerable progress in reviewing implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and assessing the results.