Environment and development

OECD and the DAC at #COP22


COP22 events organised by the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, in collaboration with other partners

Pre COP22 Side event, Casablanca- Roundtable Scaling up climate investment through NDBs, MDBs, and DFIs (invitation only) 5 November, 17:00-18:15
COP22 session - Towards improved tracking of public and private climate finance 8 November, 18:15-19:45
COP22 session - Enabling policies for green investment and development 9 Novembre, 13:00-14:15
Building climate resilience in Small Island Developing States  14 November, 12:30-14:00

Tools to translate, track and transform: A dialogue on the implementation of gender-responsive climate solutions


15 November, 15:00-17:30
Other OECD events relevant to development policy and co-operation
Cities, climate and SDGs: multi-level governance for achieving zero-carbon and sustainable future (tentative title) 16 November, 10:30-12:00
High-level Breakfast on Institutional Investors and the Low-carbon Transition (invitation only) 17 November, 08:30-10:30
Financing climate-resilient and low carbon urban water and waste management in emerging cities 17 November, 11:30-13:00
Consult the Full Programme of side events organised by the OECD, from Saturday 5 November to Thursday 17 November.  
Key areas of climate-related work

We monitor bilateral and multilateral climate-related external development finance flows, working across the OECD to improve the quality, coverage and communication of our data.  An increasing range of resources are available today to finance development and climate change action, including private sector climate finance. The OECD is working to identify, measure and support the reporting of private climate finance. 

    > Explore statistics on climate-related development finance

    > Explore the Reasearch Collaborative on Tracking Private Climate Finance


Climate change impacts such as drought, floods, severe weather and sea-level rise threaten to unravel – if not reverse - development gains of the past. These will disproportionately impact the poorest of the poor, particularly in developing countries. Key challenges for the development community include ensuring that climate change adaptation and mitigation respond to local development priorities and are integrated at all levels of decision-making, and that adequate financial resources are available to fund priority climate actions – such as adaptation - that also support sustainable development. Effective development co-operation and practices are central to good outcomes.

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No country can achieve sustainable development without tackling climate change. Development finance will be key to maximising the coherence and synergy between climate change and sustainable development in developing countries. OECD work on development co-operation places particular emphasis on ensuring that the nexus of climate change and sustainable development addresses the needs of the poorest of the poor – the most vulnerable populations. All countries need to embed the SDGs in country planning and policies. The OECD offers a research, knowledge-sharing and policy platform that can help guide the transformation of global development policies and finance for a zero-carbon, climate-resilient world. 

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Further reading


Recent reports and publications:   

   Climate-Related Development Finance in 2015 (Flyer)

   REVISED: OECD DAC Rio Markers for Climate – Handbook

   Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal 

   Climate-related Development Finance for SIDS and LDCs

   Small island developing states (SIDS) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Flyer)

   Taking stock of aid to least developed countries (LDCs) (Flyer)

   Climate Finance and Development Partnership (Flyer)

   National Climate-Change Adaptation: Emerging Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation

   Making climate finance work for women: Overview of support for gender equality in DAC members’ aid to climate change

   Green infrastructure: Chapter 4 of the OECD Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central bank governors. Putting Green growth at the Heart of development

   Toolkit to Enhance Access to Adaptation Finance

   Climate Resilience in Development Planning: Experiences in Colombia and Ethiopia

   OECD Policy Guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation

   Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptation: Lessons from Development Co-operation Agencies

   Social Protection and Climate Change


Further reading on green growth:

   Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development  

   Towards Green Growth in Southeast Asia

   Green Growth and Poverty Reduction: Policy Coherence for Pro-poor Growth Green Development Co-Operation in Zambia: An Overview

   Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Cambodia

   Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Ethiopia

   Enhancing Capacity for Greening Development


Tools to translate, track and transform: A dialogue on the implementation of gender-responsive climate solutions


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