SDG 3

 

 

Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all ages

None of the targets under SDG 3 are directly affected by climate mitigation, but there are many important indirect relationships.
Targets of relevance for Austria in the context of meetPASS:
3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being
3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents
3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

Integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning (SDG 13.2) could affect the achievment of SDG 3 or vice versa.
Possible relationships between these two SDGs are given below.
Please read each suggested relationship/claim/hypothesis and indicate your assessment of them.

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Integrating climate change measures into national policies will support improvements in air quality.
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Reducing emissions may lead to job losses in some industries, which could indirectly constrain financing health care.
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Mitigation measures that are directed to the transport sector have positive effects on health and well-being.
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Measures to stabilize the temperature increase will result in immediate gains in health and well-being.
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Measures to stabilize the temperature increase will result in major and long-lasting health and developmental improvements.
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The failure to act on climate change will increase health care costs.
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