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Climate change impacts such as drought, floods, severe weather and sea-level rise are likely to result in a range of development risks and threats. These will impact the poor and developing countries disproportionately. Key challenges for the development community are to ensure that climate change adaptation and mitigation are integrated at all levels of development decision-making, and to channel adequate financial resources to fund climate-related activities that promote development effectiveness.
Our work on climate change focuses on these aspects:
1. Climate Change and Development Co-operation Task Team
There are close and intrinsic links between development and climate change. Recognising this, OECD member countries have committed to “work together to better integrate climate change adaptation into development planning and assistance, both with their own governments and in activities undertaken with partner countries”. The Joint Task Team on Climate Change and Development Co-operation supports this objective by bringing together expertise from the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and Environmental Policy Committee (EPOC). The Task Team’s overarching mission is to support the integration of climate change adaptation into development co-operation, through the provision of guidance, research and training.
Read more about current and past work of the Task Team.
2. Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness
The OECD, in partnership with UNDP and 27 other institutions and countries, are working together to apply lessons from development co-operation to the management of climate finance under the Busan Partnership for Action on Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness.
Find out more about our contribution to this Partnership.
Fact sheets on OECD DAC Statistics on climate-related aid, aid to climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation are now available. Read more.
The DAC ENVIRONET Workshop on Rio Markers, Climate and Development Finance Statistics took place 24-25 June 2013. This workshop discussed recent OECD work and beyond on the DAC Rio Markers for climate change, mobilising and tracking private climate finance, as well as development and climate finance effectiveness. Read more.