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Capturing 10 years of the GCCA+ in action

What do Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Seychelles have in common? Watch the Global Climate Change Alliance short video on building resilience to climate change in over 70 countries.

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Telling the GCCA+ story: new guidelines

These GCCA+ Communication and Knowledge Management Guidelines are to be read and enjoyed. When dealing with climate change, learning from others, exposure to best practices, fresh information and new winning ideas are fundamental.

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GCCA+: 10 years of learning, implementing and promoting long-term adaptation strategies

For the first time Adaptation Futures 2018, the 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, was held in Africa. On 19 June, in Cape Town, South Africa, “GCCA+: 10 years of learning, implementing and promoting long-term adaptation strategies” showcases GCCA+ experience over the last decade discusses the role of long-term adaptation planning.

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Stronger women for a better climate

The vital role played by women in climate action at the local, international and policy levels was the focus of the Lab Debate co-organised by DGs CLIMA and DEVCO and the ACP at the European Development Days (EDDs) 2018.

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Green city policies and urban actions

A lively information session dedicated to ‘Green city policies and urban actions – a way to support the global fight against climate change’, held at the EuropeAid Info Point in Brussels on 8 June 2018, turned the spotlight on a topical issue through the direct testimony of the Mayor of Paynesville (Liberia).

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Joint ACP-EU Climate Change Declaration

The ACP-EU Council of Ministers, representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, reiterated their commitment to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement.

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10 years of learning, implementing and promoting long-term adaptation strategies

GCCA+: 10 years of learning, implementing and promoting long-term adaptation strategies

For the first time, GCCA+ @ Adaptation Futures 2018, the 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, will be held in Africa. On 19 June, in Cape Town, South Africa, the event will showcase GCCA+ experience over the last decade of the key lessons learnt in adaptation planning and implementation, and will discuss the role of long-term adaptation planning.

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On 8 June 2018, an information session dedicated to ‘Green city policies and urban actions – A way to support the global fight against climate change’ was opened to all at the EuropeAid INFOPOINT in Brussels.

Green city policies and urban actions

Green city policies and urban actions

Cities are major contributors to carbon dioxide emissions and although they cover less than 2 % of the earth’s surface, they consume 78 % of the world’s energy and produce more than 60 % of all CO2 and significant amounts of other greenhouse gas emissions.

In a dedicated information session organised by GCCA+, DG DEVCO, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and the Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa covered this topical issue through the testimony of the Mayor of Paynesville (Liberia) and a Cities Alliance urban specialist.

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Lab Debate - ‘Stronger women for a better climate’ at the European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels on 5 June 2018.

Women at the centre of climate action

Women at the centre of climate action

Women are amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change: their socio-economic status are not equal to those of men and often they have less rights, voice and influence than men in shaping policies and prioritising how climate finance is used, especially in developing countries.

Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

At this year edition, DG CLIMA and DG DEVCO and the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat have co-organised a lab-debate event focusing on the vital role that women play in climate action – at the local and international level and how the EU GCCA+ flagship initiative and its intra-ACP programme contribute to support the role of women in climate action.

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The International Conference on "Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia” is being held from 3-6 December 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

International Conference on "Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya”

International Conference on 'Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya'

The Hindu Kush Himalaya is the source of 10 major river systems in Asia that provide water, ecosystem services, and livelihoods to more than 210 million people. The region holds and distributes water for more than 1.3 billion people—a fifth of the world’s population—living in downstream river basins. Climate change and other drivers of change have already begun to impact the region’s ecosystems and communities through an increasing vulnerability and exposure to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and landslides.

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An interactive stand and a debate session at the European Development Days, 7-8 June, highlighted the GCCA+’s key contributions to strengthening dialogue and cooperation on climate change action with developing countries.

GCCA+ @ European Development Days 2017

The GCCA+ hosted a debate session on 8 June, focusing on the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) in climate change actions and sustainable development. The debate, led by six prestigious panellists, examined the current and desired roles of CSOs in promoting climate change resilience and adaptation at all stages of development processes.

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The GCCA+ is at the heart of the climate change debate. We are active in conferences and events around the world, many of which we organise or support directly. Our events calendar will help you stay informed about local and global events linked to GCCA+'s work around the world.

GCCA+ engages civil society in tackling climate change

For decades, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been involved in climate change advocacy and awareness raising, putting pressure on governments and big businesses to take action or face irreversible consequences of runaway global warming. For the Global Climate Change Alliance + (GCCA+) European Union (EU) flagship initiative, deepening its relationship with CSOs is one of the key priorities.

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On Wednesday, 9 November 2016 climate action stakeholders met on the side-lines of the COP22 summit in Marrakesh to discuss the role of finance in tackling the adverse effects of climate change and promoting sustainable development.

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The 2016 Global Learning Event, organised by the European Commission’s DG DEVCO through its flagship initiative, the Global Climate Change Alliance+, explored innovative and effective approaches to climate change adaptation and other post-COP21 agreement priorities.

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Special Post-COP21 Meeting: Helping ACP States Implement the Paris Agreement

A Special Post-COP21 Meeting is scheduled to take place on 22 and 23 March 2016 at the ACP Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium. The goal of the two-day meeting is to facilitate dialogue and discuss follow-up actions to implement the Paris Agreement, in collaboration with partners and particularly focusing on key issues affecting the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states.

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COP 21 side event: A European Union Initiative Supporting Climate Resilience

The Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation, together with the Global Climate Change Alliance+ is organising a side event to showcase its efforts to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) deal with the impacts of climate change. The event will take place on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP 21).

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