UN SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

WMU contributes to the enhancement of human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning through inclusion of climate-relevant content in its teaching and research programmes. These efforts support maritime and related ocean stakeholders, States and non-State actors in developing and integrating measures for addressing climate change in policies, strategies and plans, for implementation at the national, sectoral and community levels. Through its close relations with private maritime industry, WMU is also well-positioned to raise awareness of UN SDG 13 and to develop tripartite dialogues on best practices in the area of climate change, with a particular focus on the following Targets:

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning