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Climate change challenges for EU development co-operation: emerging issues
This paper reviews that main policy processes that have been developed within the EU for addressing climate change in the context of development cooperation. It then looks at progress within the EU in terms of three of the main challenges that climate change poses to development co-operation, including: 1. How to bridge the large gap in funding climate change response efforts in developing countries; 2. How to ensure well coordinated, complementary and coherent efforts between different donors and between climate change and development policy processes; and 3. How to 'mainstream' climate change into development co-operation in the EU. These questions are now at the top of both the international climate change and development agendas, and significant progress will be required in the lead up to the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, where a new global deal on climate change needs to be agreed. The paper concludes with a summary of some of the further issues that need to be resolved.