A DAC/OECD Report “Integrating Environmental and Climate Action into Development Co-operation”

Reporting on DAC Members’ 2020 High Level Meeting Commitments

A transition towards environmentally sustainable, low-emissions and climate-resilient development pathways is a critical component of all countries’ ability to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This challenge is prompting new approaches to aligning international development co-operation with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and other international agreements.

At their High-Level Meeting on 9-10 November 2020, Members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) set out a number of commitments and aspirations with respect to their approach to environmental and climate action through development co-operation.

In response to the commitment to enhance its co-ordination on environment and climate issues, the DAC has conducted extensive work, which resulted in the OECD DAC Declaration on a new approach to align development co-operation with the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This declaration highlights key priorities for DAC Members’ collective action in support of developing countries’ efforts to fight climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation and, through this, come closer to achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.

Greece

Greece has an ambitious climate policy that aims for a zero-carbon society by 2050, in line with the targets set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the EU Green Deal.

In this context, Greece has set ambitious goals in its National Energy and Climate Plan and has placed green transition at the core of its National Recovery and Resilience Plan. In addition, climate change is one of the priority areas set in Greece’s Four-Year National Programme for International Development Co-operation 2022-2025.