Climate change requires the rapid transformation of our economies and societies. Climate action, including achieving climate neutrality and enhancing climate resilience worldwide, is also at the heart of the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Climate change is already amplifying the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather conditions and climate disasters, which have devastating effects on the development of a country and can destroy the achievements of long-standing initiatives.
Accelerating countries' transition to climate neutral, resource-efficient and climate risk resilient societies in line with the European Green Deal is key in the EU's international partnership programmes.
Improving capacity to manage climate change adaptation and disaster risk will reduce the economic, social and human toll on countries, particularly in the Global South, which is most affected by climate change and disasters, while many countries in the region contribute the least to global greenhouse gas emissions.