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Climate and the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on August 18, 2022
By Tamarack Institute

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

nuno-marques-windmills-portugalThe climate crisis is a complex, multi-faceted challenge. There are countless intersections between climate change and a range of other issues such as poverty, hunger, equality, employment, and sustainable land and water. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a useful framework for unpacking these linkages.

This two-part series explores the interconnections between SDG 13: Climate Action and other goals, through 10 articles by diverse community changemakers across Canada. Covering a wide range of topics from refugee education and healing justice to energy efficiency and circular economy, this series draws on a wide range of knowledge and lived experience.

The pieces and authors profiled in this series are:


Part 1 | Transforming People & Places

Climate and the Sustainable Development Goals | Part 1 |  Transforming People & Places
  • Breathing and existing in the intersectionality of climate and community actions – Elissama Menezes

  • How planetary health and healing justice can stimulate local climate action – Chiara Camponeschi
  • Three ways to support refugee education in Canada – Jennifer Lerus-Roulez
  • How the settlement sector can support refugees with adaptive tools to create stronger, more vibrant communities – May Massijeh
  • Getting to climate action in our communities starts with finding our way home – Astrid Arumae
  • Growing green infrastructure and community health with urban forests – Matthew Carreau

Click here to access Part 1

Part 2 | Transforming Energy, Jobs & Industry

Climate and the Sustainable Development Goals | Part 2 | Transforming Energy, Jobs & Industry
  • Climate policies make energy more affordable: energy efficiency for low-income households – Hannah Muhajarine
  • The challenges of transitioning to electric vehicles in Canada – Jill Mills
  • Green jobs: the intersection of climate change and unemployment – Pragya Dawadi
  • From ‘take-make-waste' to a circular and regenerative economy – Matthew Carreau

Click here to access part 2


This compilation was curated and edited by Laura Schnurr (

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