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Climate Change impacts hit the poorest and most vulnerable people and nations, first. It sets yet another hurdle in the global fight to eradicate poverty and to help the world's most vulnerable people to achieve a decent standard of living. Human health, settlements, food production and drinking water supplies, as well as increased floods and droughts are all adding to the increased risks which developing countries face. All of this is coupled with the fact that developing countries have contributed little to the historic build-up of greenhouse gases currently in the atmosphere. Therefore climate change policy and advocacy must take into account the goals and aims of development policy.


It is essential that the EU's - as collectively it is the largest donor of aid in the world - climate change policy is aligned with the goals of poverty eradication and long-term environmental sustainability. In addition economic progress within this context must be done on a low climate emission pathway that is completely de-coupled from environmental degradation.


For all these reasons CAN-Europe is committed to working to bridge the nexus between climate change impacts and development through working on sustainable development goals, adaptation policy within EU borders and adaptation within EU foreign affairs policy and seeking to ensure these are in line with EU mitigation goals.

Climate Change and Financing for Sustainable Devel…

In July 2015, the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD) will be held in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The conference ...

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European Development Days – what does the post-201…

European Development Days – what does the post-2015 framework hold for the EU’s climate ambition?

On November 26-27, the European Commission for Development Cooperation (DEVCO) held its annual European Development Days, an international f...

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Environment Ministers discuss follow up to Millenn…

Post-2015 Development Framework in the Environment Council: Will ministers fill the climate gap? On June 18th the Environment Council will ...

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Post-2015 global framework: Is climate change in t…

On Wednesday February 27th, the European Commission departments DG Development Cooperation (DEVCO) and DG Environment (ENVI)  released ...

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  1. InnovativeFinance Position EUversion FinalInnovativeFinance Position EUversion Final (Details) | Size: 56.59 KB | Added On: Jun 29, 2015
  2. CAN Position Climate Finance Package for Paris June 2015CAN Position Climate Finance Package for Paris June 2015 (Details) | Size: 546.77 KB | Added On: Jun 21, 2015
  3. Briefing on Climate Change and Financing for Sustainable DevelopmentBriefing on Climate Change and Financing for Sustainable Development (Details) | Size: 510.04 KB | Added On: May 06, 2015
  4. Letter to Turkish G20 President on Fossil Fuel SubsidiesLetter to Turkish G20 President on Fossil Fuel Subsidies (Details) | Size: 234.95 KB | Added On: Feb 06, 2015
  5. CAN Europe Letter to Ministers ahead of October ECOFIN Council (Oct 2014)CAN Europe Letter to Ministers ahead of October ECOFIN Council (Oct 2014) (Details) | Size: 104.75 KB | Added On: Oct 02, 2014
  6. Climate Change and the Post-2015 Development AgendaClimate Change and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Details) | Size: 170.06 KB | Added On: Apr 25, 2014
  7. CAN Europe letter on post-2015 development framework  (24 May 2013)CAN Europe letter on post-2015 development framework (24 May 2013) (Details) | Size: 156.57 KB | Added On: May 24, 2013
  8. NGO Briefing Paper on Climate Finance in the MFF (September 2012)NGO Briefing Paper on Climate Finance in the MFF (September 2012) (Details) | Size: 132.5 KB | Added On: Jan 28, 2013
  9. NGO Proposed Ammendments for MMR (18 Sept 2012)NGO Proposed Ammendments for MMR (18 Sept 2012) (Details) | Size: 141.5 KB | Added On: Sep 18, 2012
  10. CAN-Europe Climate Finance priorities 2012 policy briefing (February 2012)CAN-Europe Climate Finance priorities 2012 policy briefing (February 2012) (Details) | Size: 179.5 KB | Added On: Jun 15, 2012
  11. CAN-Europe Green Climate Fund briefing (February 2012)CAN-Europe Green Climate Fund briefing (February 2012) (Details) | Size: 40 KB | Added On: Jun 15, 2012
  12. CAN-Europe MMR Article 17 Proposed Ammendments (March 2012)CAN-Europe MMR Article 17 Proposed Ammendments (March 2012) (Details) | Size: 97 KB | Added On: Jun 15, 2012
  13. Mind the climate finance gap presentation, EGI (JUNE 2012)Mind the climate finance gap presentation, EGI (JUNE 2012) (Details) | Size: 655.5 KB | Added On: Jun 12, 2012
  14. Mind the climate finance gap presentation, EGI (JUNE 2012)Mind the climate finance gap presentation, EGI (JUNE 2012) (Details) | Size: 655.5 KB | Added On: Jun 12, 2012

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Maeve McLynn
Climate and Development policy coordinator
Direct line: +32 2893 0950
Email: maeve/at/caneurope.org

 

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