The objectives of the C4D coalition are:

  • To build the capacity of the international development community to address the challenges climate change poses to sustainable development.  The coalition helps its members acquire new knowledge and understanding to address the risks posed by climate change to development activities. Members share their experiences to enhance our collective knowledge of climate change as a development issue, and the coalition ‘leads by example’ through the development of appropriate tools and methodologies to address climate change mitigation and adaptation in development programming, including reducing our own carbon footprints.
  • To bring the voice of the international development community to the debate on Canada’s response to climate change.  Through public outreach and dialogue with elected officials and civil servants, C4D promotes government policies that assist developing countries in climate change adaptation, support sustainable energy in development, and integrate climate change into development programming, and achieve deep reductions in domestic greenhouse gas emissions.