Poverty, inequality and the challenges arising from climate change require a high level of cooperation and joint efforts at the state level, demanding an effective participation in international arenas such as the G20 and the United Nations. Coherence of commitments made by G20 members in their Comprehensive Growth Strategy, the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change are imperative, given the strong interrelation between economic, environmental and social issues.
This paper analyzes the coherence of Brazilian commitments on addressing climate change and fostering development in these international arenas: its commitments at the G20 as laid out in Brazil's Comprehensive Growth Strategy; its commitments to the signing Parties of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, especially Brazils' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); and its commitment to implement the SDGs established in the Agenda 2030.
The article focusses on five major SDGs: SDG #4 calls to «ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning», SDG #5 to «achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls», SDG #7 to «ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustained and modern energy for all», SDG #8 to «promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all» and SDG #13 to «take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts».
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