XI. Policy Context

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1.0 Policy Context 

This Appendix lists the principal international, national, regional, and local policy documents, guidelines and plans that have helped inform and guide the preparation of the Draft County Development Plan. While comprehensive, this list is not exhaustive and additional documents will, as appropriate, be considered as the Development Plan process is advanced.  The list presented here should be read in conjunction with the specific policy context that is provided in each chapter of the Plan.   

1.1 International Policies and Conventions

UN (2015) Paris Agreement  

The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which includes a long-term temperature goal to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.  

UN (2015) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages countries to develop national responses to the Sustainable Development Goals and incorporate them into planning and policy.  

UN (1992) Framework Convention on Climate Change  

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international environmental treaty aimed at stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

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