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Appendix 4  Examples of the relevance of SDG targets to climate change and health issues SDG 1: No poverty 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

SDG 2: Zero hunger 2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters, and that progressively improve land and soil quality. SDG 3: Good health and well-being 3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination. 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks. SDG 4: Quality education 4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.

SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation 6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors … . 6.5 … implement integrated water resources management at all levels … . 6.6 … protect and restore water-related ecosystems … .

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities … . 8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation… with developed countries taking the lead. SDG 9: Industries, innovation and infrastructure 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation … . 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries … .

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