GCCA+ stories

  • 31 October 2016

    European Commission - Press release

    Brussels, 25 October 2016

    The Commission welcomes the European Union's strong commitment to scale-up financing for climate action in developing countries, which showed a significant increase in 2015.

    The EU, EIB and Member States last year provided EUR 17.6 billion to help developing countries tackle climate changeThe figure was confirmed at a meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Committee.

  • 22 September 2016


    23 August 2016

    A €5.5 million project, co-funded by the European Union and the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, is helping farming communities in Malawi cope with crop failures and other impacts of climate change affecting their livelihoods.

  • 14 September 2016

    Daniel Clarke is Senior Specialist at the Disaster Risk Finance Insurance Programme of the World Bank and offered GLE delegates some valuable insights in this critical component of the climate change paradigm.  

  • 13 September 2016

    Jalia Kobusinge is an operations advisor on environment, climate change and rural energy for the EU Delegation in Uganda. She attended the GCCA+ Global Learning Event, 12-14 September to gain and share experience, meet colleagues managing similar portfolios around the world and establish common ground, but also to learn what is being done differently in the international context.    

  • 13 September 2016

    The GCCA+ website caught up with the European Commission’s Etienne Coyette during its Global Learning Event in Brussels, 12-14 September.  As Head of Sector Climate Change in the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Unit of DG DEVCO, Mr Coyette gave the keynote address on Theme 1 of the event, which focused on how the INDCs can be effectively linked to other climate change policy processes.

  • 13 September 2016

    Nima Phuntsho Sherpa works in the Policy and Planning Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan and shared his views with GCCA+ website at the Global Learning Event (GLE) in Brussels.

    Hosted by the European Commission, the GLE is a platform to ensure that knowledge generated during implementation of the COP21 Paris Agreement and other marquis climate change programmes is shared across countries and regions, and with key stakeholders and development partners.

  • 13 September 2016

    Kit Vaughan is Director of CARE International’s Climate and Environment Team and joined the GCCA+ Global Learning Event to share knowledge and best practices on adaptation, and to see what opportunities exist to really help target the world’s most vulnerable people and support development.

    Mr Vaughan took a moment out of his busy schedule as the keynote speaker on GLE Theme 2 – How to increase the social benefits of climate change policies and interventions – to answer a few questions for the GCCA+ website.

  • 13 September 2016

    Andrew Maskrey is Chief of Risk Knowledge at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and joined the GCCA+ Global Learning Event to share his vast experience on Theme 4: Risk management solutions and tools as a response to the adverse effects of climate change.

  • 1 August 2016

    Dear Readers, GCCA+ Supporters and Friends,

    We always knew that, with Paris, the game would not be over.

    A few months down the line, we still do not have enough perspective to fully grasp the impact of COP 21. But we can certainly share some reflections and most importantly the concrete actions and activities we have undertaken since then.

  • 21 June 2016

    The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) stand and brainstorming session at the annual European Development Days event in Brussels focused on strengthening dialogue and cooperation with developing countries.