Environment and development


  • Climate and environment development finance

    The DAC monitors development finance targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification through its Creditor Reporting System (CRS).

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  • OECD at #COP23

    The OECD participated at the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference which took place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center Bonn, in Germany. This year, the conference was convened under the Presidency of Fiji.

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  • Green Finance and Investment in Developing Countries

    To meet the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, we need to significantly shift and scale up green finance and investment.To ensure effective approaches and results, decisions need to be informed by a clear understanding of what works – and what doesn’t.

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The DAC Network on Environment and Development Co-operation (ENVIRONET) promotes and facilitates the integration of environment and climate change into all aspects of development co-operation.

Climate and Environment Development Finance

‌We monitor development finance for climate change and environmental purposes, working jointly across ENVIRONET and the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) to improve the quality, coverage and communication of our data.

Rio MarkersClimate-related development finance

Biodiversity-related development finance



Climate Change and Development

Development and climate change are intrinsically linked. Developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change - environmentally, economically and socially. Recognising this, the OECD works to integrate effective adaptation into development co-operation through collaboration between the development and environment communities. 

Climate Adaptation, Finance and DevelopmentPartnership for Climate Finance and Development



Green Growth and Development

Green growth constitutes a new approach to economic growth - putting well-being at the centre of development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services to support sustainable development.

Green Finance and Investment in Developing CountriesGreen Growth and DevelopmentBiodiversity and DevelopmentTools for Green Growth