In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the same year, the Paris Agreement (PA) marked a breakthrough for the UN climate negotiations. While SDGs and PA are not connected legally, there are significant interactions both at the level of goals and with regard to implementation. These interactions can have negative as well as positive consequences. This study focuses primarily on the issue of trade-offs, which is so far receiving little public discussion, and aims to present initial ideas on how to resolve them.
The project is being conducted as a desktop study based on existing literature. The analysis focuses on the electricity generation and transport sectors. The research consists of three steps: