Report on climate change assistance provided to the developing countries

15-01-2021
Report

Report no. 9/2020

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities support the transparency of climate change assistance provided with the objective of achieving the greatest possible outcome. The report answers the following questions: 

  • Is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs supporting transparency of climate change finance?
  • Is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities supporting focused climate change assistance?
  • Is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities supporting collection of data on the output and outcome of climate change assistance? 

It is Rigsrevisionen’s assessment that The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities only to some extent support the transparency of Denmark’s climate change assistance provided to developing countries with the objective of achieving the greatest possible outcome. As a consequence, the two ministries have only limited opportunities to assess whether Denmark’s climate change assistance is effective in helping the developing countries to reduce their CO2 emission and adapt to climate change. 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in October 2019.

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)