Update on ENVIRONET work


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Relevant OECD work on climate change, finance and development co-operation
E-learning module on enhancing capacity for environmental management and governance.
Presented at the Meeting of the OECD Joint DAC-EPOC Task Team on Climate Change and Development Co-operation, April 2014, Zürich, Switzerland. For more information, please contact Michael Mullan (michael.mullan@oecd.org) & Jan Corfee-Morlot (jan.corfee-morlot@oecd.org).

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Update on ENVIRONET work

  1. 1. DAC-EPOC Joint Task Team on Climate Change and Development Co-operation 9-10 April 2014 Update on ENVIRONET work Jan Corfee-Morlot (jan.corfee-morlot@oecd.org) OECD Development Co-operation Directorate
  2. 2. Outline 1. ENVIRONET-WP-STAT Task Team Rio markers, environment and development finance statistics: • Brief introduction and key results OECD DAC’s environmental statistics • Task Team: goals and overview • Communication and exchange of information with users 2. Partnership for Climate Finance and Development 3. Green Growth and Development • Including biodiversity and development co-operation 4. DAC Work on Disaster Risk and Resilience
  3. 3. 1. Brief introduction to DAC environmental statistics  There are five environmental markers within the OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System (CRS). • the ‘environment marker’, introduced in 1992; • the ‘Rio markers’ for climate change mitigation, biodiversity, and desertification, introduced in 1998; • the ‘Rio marker’ for climate change adaptation, introduced in 2010.  Statistics are important to:  enable development finance to be allocated and channelled more effectively  hold developed countries to account on their international commitments Aid to biodiversity, climate and total environment Bilateral commitments, 2006-2012, USD billion, constant 2011 prices Source: OECD DAC Statistics, February 2014 www.oecd.org/dac/stats/rioconventions.htm
  4. 4. 2. Communication and Dissemination of Statistics 1. Statistical Analysis & Flyers: 2. Joint ENVIRONET-WP-STAT Workshops in 2013: • February and September; Workshops with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on Tracking Climate Finance • June; Workshop on Rio Markers, Climate and Development Finance Statistics 3. UNFCCC COP19, Warsaw: OECD-CPI Consultation on Development and Climate Change Sessions on Tracking Climate Finance and Adaptation 4. Submissions to UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance and Adaptation Committee – July 2013 & January 2014
  5. 5. 3. ENVIRONET-WP-STAT Task Team: Improving Rio markers, environment and development finance statistics Goal: ensure DAC methodologies and data remain a reference for the international community • ODA and non-export credit Other Official Flows targeting environmental objectives • Climate change but also biodiversity, desertification and environment Approach: i. What options to improve the quality and robustness of the Rio markers? ii. What information needs across international communities & how to build on the existing DAC system and data? iii. How to improve communication, outreach and use of data? iv. How to increase transparency and accountability in donor reporting to Rio Convention’s?  Provide evidence, information and options in a timely manner to inform key international discussions and support good outcomes  First Experts’ Meeting of the Task Team – 20-21st March, OECD.  Second Experts’ Meeting of the Task Team – 3rd June, Bonn, Germany - Hosted by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development .
  6. 6. 4. Partnership for Climate Finance and Development  Emerged in Busan 2011 – loosely linked to Global Partnership on Effective Development Co-operation  Global Forum on Using Country Systems to Manage Climate Change Finance 2-3 December 2013, Incheon, Korea • 150+ participants, from 24 countries  Focus Session on Climate Finance and Development: Challenges, priorities and ways forward in the post-2015 era 15 April 2014, 1st High Level Meeting of the GPEDC, Mexico City • Countries’ experiences in managing climate finance • Forward-looking: climate finance and development processes in the post-2015 era  Regional Platforms • Planning session on climate finance and side meeting for African officials at the LEDS GP Annual Workshop 24-27 June 2014, Nairobi • 3rd Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance in Latin America and Caribbean August 2014, Buenos Aires
  7. 7. 5. Green Growth CURRENT WORK:  Green growth in developing countries, development policy and co-operation • Climate change is set in context of broader environment and development policy objectives and priorities • Examination of country-level experience, e.g. pilot work with Government of Zambia • Examination of specific themes e.g. biodiversity, where policies and objectives have large overlap with climate objectives  2013 OECD BOOK: Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development – collection of experience and practical examples
  8. 8. 5a. Biodiversity and Development Co-operation  30-page Scoping Paper on Biodiversity and Development Co-operation, to be delivered in December 2014 Sections  Official Development Finance to Biodiversity  Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Development Policy and Planning  Tools to address biodiversity-development trade-offs and to manage for results  Donor practice in partner countries: alignment and harmonisation Purpose 1. Support international processes in 2014 (WGRI 5, CBD COP12) 2. Provide evidence base for development co-operation community on biodiversity 3. Basis for joint DAC-EPOC work in the 2015-16 biennium 8
  9. 9. Overlaps between adaptation and biodiversity finance 9  Bilateral aid commitments targeting biodiversity and adaptation together amounted to USD 2.8 billion per year in 2010-2012, representing: • 31% of total adaptation finance • 49% of total biodiversity finance
  10. 10. Overlaps between adaptation and biodiversity finance continued  In relative terms, see a high degree of overlap (i.e. high % of adaptation finance also targeting biodiversity, or high % of biodiversity finance also targeting adaptation) in the following activity groups: • Primary production groups (forestry, fishing, agriculture) • Food security assistance • Education • Health • Disaster risk reduction and response • General environment protection 10
  11. 11. OECD DAC Work on Disaster Risk and Resilience  DAC Expert Group on Disaster Risk and Resilience • March 2014: 49 participants from donor capitals, UN agencies, NGOs, Red Cross movement and academia.  “Resilience Systems Analysis”: field testing to make risk and resilience analyses more concrete and relevant to all actors,  Launching a pilot eastern DR Congo, Apr 2014: • Resilience of livelihood systems to natural (including climate), economic and geo-political shocks and stressors  Issues to be addressed: • Risk landscape for displaced people, returnees and host communities • What systems in this context are resilient, why or why not? • Next steps: action agenda including advocacy • Monitoring disaster risk management in DAC statistics 11
  12. 12. For more information OECD Environment and Development Homepage:  www.oecd.org/dac/environment-development (including this Task Team!) OECD DAC CRS Rio marker statistics and analysis:  www.oecd.org/dac/stats/rioconventions Partnership for Climate Finance and Development:  http://www.oecd.org/development/environment-development/climate-partnership OECD Biodiversity and Development Co-operation:  http://www.oecd.org/dac/environment-development/green-growth-development Contacts: Stephanie.Ockenden@OECD.org and Valerie.Gaveau@OECD.org (Rio Markers Task Team); Alexis.Robert@OECD.org (Partnership on Climate Finance and Development); Juan.Casadoasensio@OECD.org (Adaptation); Anna.Drutschinin@OECD.org (Biodiversity); Rachel.Scott@OECD.org (DAC Resilience Expert Group)