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Aligning Development Co-operation and Climate Action

The Only Way Forward

Climate change is altering the ecological and social systems that underpin human well-being and economic activity, and developing countries are particularly vulnerable to its impact on the growth and sustainable development prospects of every sector and community. Being part of the solution requires all providers of development co-operation to align their activities with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. However many still lack the mandates, resources, incentives and strategies to do so. This report outlines how providers can make changes at home, in developing countries and in the international development co-operation system, to help create low-emissions, climate-resilient economies, and how they can avoid supporting activities that lock the world into an unsustainable future.

Published on November 27, 2019

In series:The Development Dimensionview more titles

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Editorial
Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Accelerating the transition to low‑emissions, climate‑resilient development pathways
Why is it a priority to align development co‑operation with the objectives of the Paris Agreement?
What does Paris alignment mean for development co-operation?
How can development co‑operation align with the objectives of the Paris Agreement?
Annexes3 chapters available
Members of the High-Level Advisory Group
Members of the Informal Expert Group
Methodology
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