Environment for Development in the new EU External Action funding instruments



Posted on 01 November 2012  | 
Meeting development goals in the face of global environmental pressures. How will the EU respond to the complexity of these challenges?
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The Commission Communication on the Multi-annual Financial Framework (June 2011) re-affirms that to address the challenges of environmental sustainability and climate change in the external actions of the EU, a common, pan-European approach will be needed.

There are four key issues to be addressed in this regard:

1) Promoting environmental sustainability and climate objectives through EU external actions

2) Meeting international commitments on the Millennium Development Goals and Multilateral Environmental Agreements

3) Meeting international climate finance commitments and ensuring additionality of climate finance

4) Ensuring and supporting civil society participation in development policy dialogue and programmes

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Meeting development goals in the face of global environmental pressures. How will the EU respond to the complexity of these challenges?
© Brent Stirton/Getty Images/WWF-UK Enlarge

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