Contributions of International Law, Policy and Governance

This Issue Brief provides a succinct analysis of the contributions made by international law, policy, and governance to achieving the ambitious goal set out in SDG 13. Following an outline of the legal sources that support SDG 13, this Brief explores some key legal obstacles that the international community and individual States could face in their efforts to combat climate change and its impacts, as well as some policy, institutional, and governance-related considerations for furthering the domestic implementation of SDG 13.