The purpose of this study is to identify the tools that environmental civil society organisations can deploy and the policy positions they can promote in the post-Paris development agenda to ensure that long-term environmental impacts in developing countries benefit both poor people and the environment. This purpose will be met through addressing the following questions:
- What opportunities and challenges does the Paris Declaration represent for national environmental sustainability?
- How can civil society organisations influence the Paris Declaration processes in order to strengthen national environmental governance and hold governments and donors to account?
- What is the role of donors to support civil society in engaging in these processes, considering many civil society organisations lack capacity and resources?
- What does southern civil society expect from donors in terms of alignment and harmonisation to ensure it delivers environmentally sustainable development?
Research will be carried out in the following countries: Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan.