News and events

29 July 2014

A long-standing inter-state committee set up to tackle drought in West Africa’s arid Sahel has, thanks to the support from the EU Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), strengthened the position of a number of countries from this impoverished semi-arid region when taking part in international climate change negotiations.

Stories from the field

In Rwanda, the GCCA has contributed to the implementation of an ambitious national land registration programme. This programme supports the establishment of a land tenure system that guarantees tenure security for all Rwandans, gives guidance on land management and provides incentives for the...

In Mozambique, a study on the impacts of climate change has been completed. This is part of ongoing efforts to build government capacity to tackle the adverse effects of climate change and integrate climate-related considerations in its poverty alleviation and development strategies. Field...

In Cambodia, the GCCA supports capacity building for the National Climate Change Committee. Simultaneously, the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance is laying the foundations for a nationally owned financing framework. A second Call for Proposals, launched in 2012, attracted...

In Jamaica, local forest management committees are being established or strengthened in selected water management units, and reforestation of denuded hillsides in selected watersheds is progressing steadily. This will help reduce flood risks in downstream areas, while the development of...

Approximately 70% of Samoa’s population and infrastructure are located in low-lying coastal areas, which are increasingly affected by floods. With GCCA support, climate change adaptation has been integrated into the Water for Life sector plan 2012-16, and work is under way to mitigate the...

In Guyana, with GCCA support, mangrove fields are being rehabilitated, and a mangrove ranger unit has been created to monitor and protect mangrove areas. These activities contribute to carbon sequestration through reforestation, while supporting adaptation to climate change through the...

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, the four countries of the Lower Mekong Basin, are vulnerable to climate change because of the heavy reliance of their economies on natural resources. The GCCA supports the implementation of the Mekong River Commission’s Climate Change and Adaptation...

In Tanzania, three ‘eco-villages’ are being supported where innovative adaptation measures are tested in various fields including agriculture, rangeland and forest management, water resource management, sanitation and biomass energy. Innovative and integrated practices are being developed and...

In Bangladesh, the GCCA contributes (alongside other donors) to the implementation of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan. The plan is being implemented in six programme areas: food security, social protection and health; comprehensive disaster management; building resilient...

With GCCA support to the SPC and SPREP, new climate change profiles have been prepared for the project’s nine target countries. They provide country-specific background information on development strategies, the economy and financial management, describe the current and future expected climate...

In Ethiopia, GCCA support helps build capacities and promote sustainable land management to contribute to the achievement of a ‘climate-resilient green economy’. The Environmental Protection Agency is being strengthened to coordinate the response to climate change and make climate change policy...

In Solomon Islands, GCCA budget support contributes to the effective mainstreaming of climate change and disaster risk reduction priorities in national development policies and key sector strategies such as the national transport plan. It also contributes to the allocation of budget resources...

In Mauritius, the GCCA budget support intervention (now completed) has focused on addressing the negative impacts of development on the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector. A climate change division has been set up at the Ministry of Environment and...

Publications

From integrated climate strategies to climate finance effectiveness: experiences from the GCCA

2013

Paving the way for climate compatible development: Experiences from the Global Climate Change Alliance

2012

Using innovative and effective approaches to deliver climate change support to developing countries

2011

Interventions across the world

The GCCA finances both national programmes and regional programmes. Find out about them using the map below.

The Intra-ACP Programme

The GCCA Intra-ACP Programme, funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) financial framework, supports the 79 member countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States in their adaptation and mitigation responses. The programme comprises five geographical components, including a pan-African component to support the ClimDev Africa programme, and four regional components concerning, respectively, Eastern and Southern Africa, Western Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The support component ensures overall programme coordination, assists the ACP Secretariat in issues related to climate change and provides technical assistance to ACP member states.