This rapid review examines how the UK government is aligning its official development assistance (ODA) with the Paris Agreement. Recognising that the commitment to doing so is relatively recent, the review focuses primarily on whether the UK government has put in place suitable strategies, systems and processes that could deliver alignment of aid across aid-spending departments with the Paris Agreement.
This review builds on previous scrutiny of UK aid and climate change, including the 2019 ICAI review of International Climate Finance and the 2019 IDC inquiry into UK aid for combating climate change. It also builds on previous ICAI reviews into ‘what works’ for successful mainstreaming.
The review provides timely and useful insights that can support the effort to align UK ODA with the Paris Agreement.
- Relevance: Does the UK have a credible approach to aligning UK aid with the Paris Agreement?
- Coherence: Is the UK’s approach to aligning with the Paris Agreement coherent across aid-spending departments and with international partners?