Can the Paris Agreement Support Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

  • Lorenza CampagnoloEmail author
  • Enrica De Cian
Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)


This chapter provides an ex-ante, quantitative assessment of the synergies and trade-offs between the implementation of the Paris Agreement and sustainable development. It develops a framework for comparing historical and future sustainability performance that combines a Computable General Equilibrium model for describing future global and regional baseline and policy scenarios to 2030 with empirically-estimated relationships between macroeconomic variables and sustainability indicators. Results indicate that the commitments submitted within the Paris Agreement reduce the gap toward a sustainable 2030 in all regions, but heterogeneity across regions and sustainability indicators call for complementary sustainable development polices.



This paper has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 756194 (ENERGYA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ca’Foscari University of VeniceVeniceItaly
  2. 2.Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate ChangeVeniceItaly
  3. 3.RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the EnvironmentVeniceItaly

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