GCCA+ stories

  • 2 February 2018

    Seychelles: beaches under threat

    Lionel Waye-Hive gazes out across the clear blue sea just a few metres from his beachfront home on the island of La Digue, one of the many which make up the Seychelles archipelago. It is a tourist paradise – golden sand, sparkling water and palm trees. But Lionel is a troubled man.

  • 2 February 2018

    “When we started, climate change was for outsiders”

    Interview with Roberto Ridolfi
    Director for Planet and Prosperity at EuropeAid

    This year will be an important anniversary for GCCA+…

  • 30 January 2018

    Chad has been a climate change hot spot, hit hard by droughts and flooding linked to extreme weather. A report highlights GCCA+ support in helping the country to develop plans to deploy renewable energies and implement a national response to such devastating effects of climate change.

  • 30 January 2018

    Not many tourists visit the beaches of Comoros, but if they did they might be greeted by a strange sight: the island’s volcanic beaches are strewn with giant boulders and pock-marked with craters.

    Unlike the famously beautiful coastlines on other Indian Ocean islands, such as the Seychelles or Mauritius, the volcanic beaches of Comoros – and in particular the island of Anjouan – are strewn with giant boulders and pock-marked with craters.

  • 30 January 2018

    New year, new logo

    To start the new year with a fresh look, GCCA+ is officially launching its new logo and visual identity.

  • 30 January 2018

    A recently released Madagascar climate change guide helps farmers in the African island nation to adapt and protect their crops and livestock.

  • 30 January 2018

    Rodrigues, a self-governing territory 500 kilometres from the main island of Mauritius, face one of the less-well-known impacts of climate change – seawater contamination.

    Farmer Jacques Ravena casts a gloomy eye over his fields, where scanty patches of vegetables struggle to grow between large expanses of dry, cracked soil.

  • 30 January 2018

    As rising sea levels erode their shores and threaten their very survival, the GCCA+ focused on securing a future for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) at COP23 and the International Climate Change Conference in the Caribbean.

    From compelling videos to expert presentations and productive discussions, the European Commission’s Global Climate Change Alliance plus (GCCA+) initiative used these two important international gatherings to underscore the importance of ramping up resilience and fostering sustainable development in these vulnerable regions.

  • 30 January 2018

    Ten years ago, the European Union launched a Global Climate Change Alliance to help developing countries and small island developing states adapt to climate change. Today, the changing climate is recognised as one of our main global challenges and by fighting it we can improve the lives of many local communities.

  • 15 November 2017

    The EU GCCA+ side event @COP23 in Bonn on 14 November in the EU Pavilon saw participants coming from Haiti, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Chad, Thailand, just to mention a few countries, to share experiences from the field. As one of the speakers said: “I came here all the way from my small island in the Pacific to talk about the impact of climate change in my country and share how we prepare for natural disasters.”

    Some quotes from the event