Session 4 – Parallel Session

Climate Action: Policy Coherence on the climate agenda

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, (14:00-15:30)


Climate change is affecting the entire globe, with drastic impact on people’s lives and livelihoods – the poorest and most vulnerable people currently the most affected. Because climate change is a global challenge with no borders, the EU, its Member States and almost all countries in the world, are fully committed to the Paris international agreement. Yet national plans are not enough to achieve the 1,5 - 2 degree target and climate action is at risk of becoming the playing field for large companies and programmes, with potential negative side effects on sustainable development. This session will address how EU policy can incorporate the climate objectives in order to create coherence and amplify the impact of its actions.

Objectives of the session

  • How to integrate climate change objectives into EU policy
  • Share lessons learned and practices in mainstreaming climate action into all our international cooperation programmes and policy activities
  • Reflect on how to best work together, to reduce climate change negative effects, especially on the most vulnerable people.

Expected Results

  • Actions are proposed to align EU policies with the Paris agreement
  • Good practices are shared on positive climate actions
  • Complementarities and synergies are identified between climate action and sustainable development


  • Jean Letitia Saldanha, International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE)


  • Paul Amichia, Responsible for climate change, Assembly of the Regions and Districts of Ivory Coast (ARDCI)
  • Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition, Paraguay
  • Emele Duituturanga, Executive Director, Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO), Fiji for the Small Islands Development States OR Ida Bakhuridze, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), Georgia
  • Hans Bergman, Head of Unit, Governance and Effort Sharing, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission


  • Etienne Coyette, Team Leader, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development

Background documents


Funded by the European Union