Is EU support for energy in developing countries fully aligned with its climate and sustainable development objectives?

Written by  Sarah Wykes

Geres and Fototala King Massassy
20 April 2019

CIDSE, CAFOD, Geres, Hivos Policy Briefing, March 2019

Given the urgency of addressing both the climate crisis and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals, it is vital to understand how much international energy support the EU is currently providing, where, and for what sources and stages of delivery.

In 2018, CIDSE commissioned the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to analyse EU institutional support for energy disbursed between 2010 and 2016, including ODA and other official support via the European Investment Bank (EIB).

In this Policy Briefing, CIDSE together with CAFOD, GERES and HIVOS make a series of recommendations in order to ensure that the EU’s energy support in developing countries is aligned with its policy commitments, as an input to discussions on the EU’s new multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-27.

Contact: Giulia Bondi, Climate Justice and Energy Officer, CIDSE (bondi(at)

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