Green Deal, human development and NDICI Programming

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The interlinked relationship between ecosystems, livelihoods and development calls for responses to climate change that integrate a strong social perspective, respect for human rights and respect for the EU commitment to reduce inequalities. Such an approach would enable the EU to tackle climate and environmental challenges while delivering co-benefits on a wide range of sectors and issues.

In this policy brief, CONCORD continues to advocate for a 50% climate target to be included in the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation (NDICI) programming. Moreover, a series of recommendations are provided to compliment the operationalisation of this target when designing EU development cooperation programmes; from realising multilateral environmental agreements beyond the Paris Agreement to integrating local and indigenous knowledge through community dialogue.