Climate resilient water systems and freshwater ecosystems
Drinking water & sanitation supplies, restoration & sustainable management of wetlands, headwaters & ﬂoodplains
for the future
Promoting afforestation and reforestation
Boost food security with
climate smart agriculture
Funding more sustainable, efficient and productive approaches from smallholder farmers to agri-business
Protecting the environment,
Restoration of ecosystems, such as wetlands and mangroves, which are nature’s best defences against extreme ﬂoods, droughts and storm surges.
During the 1992 Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit, three legally binding agreements (Rio Conventions) were signed by a multitude of developed and developing countries.
These agreements are:
• Convention on Biological Diversity
• UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
• UN Convention to Combat Desertification
In 1998, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) set up the Rio Markers system, which consists of four policy markers to monitor and statistically report on the development finance flows targeting the themes of the Rio Conventions.
The markers are:
• Climate change mitigation
• Climate change adaptation
Download the PDF to learn more about the OECD DAC Rio Markers.
Sustainable Development Goals:
According to the United Nations, “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.”