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Linking the Implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in East Africa: Perspectives and Experiences of Population, Health and Environment Integration

Kabiswa Charles, Ecological Christian Organisation

In 2015, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) became the instrument for implementing the Paris Climate Agreement. In the same year, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 SDGs Agenda, which are meant to be implemented through national strategies for sustainable development. Meeting both agendas requires unprecedented cooperation and collaboration among all sectors and stakeholders. It is clear there is a need for increasing attention to more effective approaches which facilitate multisectoral integration efforts across policies and programs that transcend traditional vertically-oriented programming to address interrelated challenges, strengthening community and household resilience. The presentation will: elaborate the connections between NDC and SDGs; provide East African country insights in implementation challenges and; share insight on how an integrated population, health and environment approach creates opportunities to explicitly link SDGs and NDCs using examples from Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) initiative.

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  Presented in Session 46. Climate Change, Environment and Population Health