National programmes

Since 2008, the GCCA has supported programmes that have enhanced the capacity of some of the most vulnerable countries in the world to tackle climate change. Reaching across continents and safeguarding livelihoods, the GCCA has already channelled €316.5 million in support of more than 51 programmes in 38 countries and 8 regions and subregions, targeting specifically Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

Africa, the continent which has contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions and is suffering acutely from the impact of climate change, has received a total of €160.4 million to date (including regional programmes). This represents 51 per cent of the GCCA's total climate funding.

GCCA initiatives in developing countries across the world are making a difference in key sectors affected by climate change, including overall development and poverty reduction, agriculture and food security, land management, forest and natural resource management, water and sanitation, energy, as well as coastal zone management. GCCA interventions also support activities in the field of education and research. The diagram below shows the distribution of GCCA country interventions across these sectors and across the GCCA's three priority areas.

Whatever and wherever the project, from the Pacific Islands to the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa, the GCCA supports a country's priorities. Interventions at country level are designed in close collaboration between EU Delegations and national governments, and they are shaped in close consultation with relevant stakeholders. Implementing partners include government departments and agencies, non-governmental organisations, academic and scientific institutions, and local representations of international organisations, multilateral and bilateral development agencies.

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