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20091101 Guidelines on the Integration of Environment and Climate Change in Development European Commission


20091101 Guidelines on the Integration of Environment and Climate Change in Development European Commission

These guidelines define a comprehensive reference framework for integrating the environment and climate
change into the different stages of the cycle of operations for EC development cooperation covering
the three aid delivery approaches. They are intended for EC staff and their partners and replace
the Environmental Integration Handbook for EC Development Cooperation (2007 edition).

The guidelines are presented in 6 chapters: Chapters 1-2 provide an introduction and the rationale and main
concepts along with the policy framework. Chapters 3-6 focus on programming and aid delivery modalities
and illustrate the use of the tools, methods and environmental integration entry points. The Annexes
contain sector fiches, screening questionnaires and model terms of reference for Country Environmental
Profiles and environmental assessments including Environ-mental Impact Assessments and Strategic
Environmental Assessments.