Environment and development


  • OECD on the road to COP21 - supporting climate action in development co-operation

    The Development Co-operation Directorate supports climate action at the COP21 in Paris: see planned events, related publications and how the DAC ENVIRONET contributes to integrating climate action into development cooperation.

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  • Biodiversity and Development Co-operation

    To facilitate green growth and sustainable development in partner countries, development co-operation agencies aim to support partner countries to integrate local and global environmental concerns into their development policies. The OECD is examining how development co-operation partners are advancing biodiversity and development objectives in practice, the challenges and opportunities and the lessons learnt to date.

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The DAC Network on Environment and Development Co-operation (ENVIRONET) promotes and facilitates the integration of environment and climate change into all aspects of development co-operation.

Climate and Environment Development Finance

Development Finance Statistics

‌We monitor development finance for climate change and environmental purposes, working jointly across ENVIRONET and the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) to improve the quality, coverage and communication of our data.

Rio Markers homepage

Climate-related development finance

Biodiversity-related development finance



Climate Change and Development

Adaptation, Finance and Development

Development and climate change are intrinsically linked. Recognising this, the OECD has a Joint Task Team on Climate Change and Development Co-operation, and is engaged in the Partnership for Climate Finance and Development.

Climate Change and Development Homepage

Partnership for Climate Finance and Development



Green Growth and Development

Developing Sustainably

Green growth constitutes a new approach to economic growth - putting well-being at the centre of development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services to support sustainable development.

Green Growth and Development Homepage