Climate Change

Since the 19th century the earth’s climate system has been changing due to human industrial activities based on fossil fuels and energy-intensive lifestyles. Consequently slow onset changes and extreme weather events becoming more intense and frequent already impact all of us around the world, but endangering more the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable who have contributed the least to global warming. ACT Alliance EU fights this injustice and undertakes targeted lobby and advocacy work to eliminate the causes of climate change, to provide adequate support for building resilient societies and to promote sustainable solutions for a better development eradicating poverty in the long term.

Climate change impacts are affecting all of us in every regions of the globe, but with different level of intensity. To decarbonise an economy, to adapt to climate change impacts such as heavy rainfalls, extreme droughts, melting glaciers or heavy storms and to cope consequently with damages and losses, the related costs can be tremendous. In the North, there are enough financial means and knowledge to address these changes. However people in the South living at the poverty level do not have such means and need support. Such help must be provided among other solutions with financial support based on solidarity and polluter-pays principles.

Featured Resources

Setting the Standard - EU should set a joint and ambitious standard for climate finance

ACT Alliance EU published a new report 'Setting the Standard' which shows that the EU as a whole is falling well short o... Read More

EU needs to deliver on their promises - video explaining new ACT Alliance EU report on Climate Finance

On 3 September 2020 ACT Alliance EU published a new report on climate finance revealing that EU institutions are failing... Read More

COP25 Expectations Paper: How can the EU ensure that COP25 results in Climate Just outcomes?

ACT Alliance EU: COP25 Expectations Paper COP25: 2nd – 13th December – Madrid, Spain Globally, developing countrie... Read More

Letter to EU ministers on climate and environmental action in development funding

Ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 16 May,ACT Alliance EU, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Oxfam EU, Conser... Read More

ANALYSIS: An analysis of the Climate Finance Reporting of the European Union

The EU and its Member States constitute the largest donor for development, humanitarian and climate finance to developin... Read More


APRODEV Climate Finance Position 2010

APRODEV Climate Finance Position 2010 Read More

EU fast start finance

Please find below all documents produced in 2009 and 2010 advocating for a better implementation of the EU fast start fi... Read More

How EU must increase its climate financial support commitments

Policy briefing: How EU must increase its climate financial support commitments 2009 Read More