Green growth and development

Statistics on Climate Change and Environment Aid

 

Tracking finance flows towards environmental objectives is key to monitor progress and hold countries to account on their commitments – such as the UNFCCC commitment on the part of developed parties of mobilising jointly USD 100 billion per year by 2020 from a wide variety of sources, public and private, to support mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

 

Improved climate and environment aid statistics also serve a much greater purpose.  We can be more effective with our money with better information on the allocation of finance - ensuring it goes to where there is need and where there may be greatest impact.  Additionally, through tracking we can incentivise and encourage environmental issues to be considered and mainstreamed into development practice.

 

Key principles we need to draw on for an integrated tracking system are: consistent definitions, clear methodologies, robust and integrated data management systems, and transparency to ensure greater scrutiny and greater accountability.

 

The Environment and Rio Markers

Currently, five environment–related markers exist to monitor aid for environmental purposes within the OECD DAC statistical system.    Markers for climate change adaptation, mitigation, biodiversity, and desertification are referred as “Rio Markers”, because they are directly relevant to the objectives of Rio Convention – namely UNCBD, UNCCD and UNFCCC.  In addition, the DAC holds statistics on key sectors relevant to environment.

 Aid in Support of Environment May 2013

Environment-related markers

 

Key sectors relevant to environment

 

For detail on methodology and other statistical data, please visit Aid Statistics.

 

Joint ENVIRONET and WP-STAT Task Team to Improve Rio Markers, Environment and Development Finance Statistics

 

DAC members in November 2013 established the Joint ENVIRONET and WP-STAT Task Team to Improve Rio Markers, Environment and Development Finance Statistics.

 

See the Terms of Reference

 

The overarching goal of the Task Team is to ensure that DAC methodologies and data remain the reference for the international community in measuring Official Development Assistance (ODA) and non-export credit Other Official Flows (OOF) related to climate change, biodiversity, desertification and other environmental concerns.

 

The Task Team seeks to achieve this goal in several ways, notably by:

i.    Facilitating improved use and understanding of the Rio markers through greater communication and outreach

ii.   Scoping and reviewing options to improve the quality and robustness of the Rio markers and their implementation, where practical and feasible;

iii.   Supporting international communities to clarify their information needs and to use or to build on the existing DAC data and systems, avoiding the need for duplicative systems; and

iv.   Increasing transparency and support greater accountability in reporting against the Rio Conventions (the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) and UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)).

 

Please contact the OECD Secretariat for further details: 

Stephanie.Ockenden@OECD.org and Valerie.Gaveau@OECD.org

 

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