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

 

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03-06-2013 Our successes

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Find out about some of our key achievements in working to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.  July 2014 Dirty 30 report CAN Europe, along...

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