No Development without Addressing Climate Change - Intersections Between Climate and Development Policies

Climate change threatens to increase and deepen poverty in the developing countries and impede the achievement of development goals. Climate negotiations therefore have a great impact on the living conditions and future of people living in the developing countries.

The responsibility for the mitigation of climate change and adaptation to it is both a question of justice in the relations between the South and the North as well as a huge funding challenge. A solution has to be found during the next few years to how the climate measures in the developing countries will be funded. The solutions should be based on the premise that the new money flows promote socially just and ecologically sustainable development.

It is important for the people and organisations working with development policies and development cooperation to be familiar with the debate and decision-making about climate policies. The report No development without addressing climate change presents this information clearly and concisely.