With careful, integrated planning and policies, climate mitigation and adaptation actions can have a large number of other positive impacts, providing co-benefits to society. Maximising co-benefits and minimising trade-offs is essential to ensure public support for climate action, and will help governments decarbonise while meeting other key objectives across the economy and society.
This briefing explores climate action co-benefits for health, biodiversity and economic productivity, and how decision-makers can better integrate these into policy design.
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