Climate change is happening now: temperatures are rising, rainfall patterns are shifting, glaciers and snow are melting, and the global sea level is rising. Climate change does not stop at borders: it is a global phenomenon requiring global responses.
The EU GCCA+ supports those developing countries which are most vulnerable to climate change in implementing their national commitments, such as their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The EU GCCA+ operates via the extensive presence of the EU Delegations worldwide.
The EU GCCA+ works to build climate resilience in three main areas of intervention:
- Mainstreaming climate change into poverty reduction and development efforts;
- Increasing resilience to climate-related stresses and shocks (promoting disaster-risk reduction);
- Supporting the creation and implementation of concrete adaptation and mitigation strategies, plans and actions.
The EU GCCA+ initiative promotes national, regional and global projects and programmes that support climate change adaptation and mitigation and thus the transition to climate-resilient, low-carbon societies. Click on the map to see the projects in each country and regional programmes, such as the intra- Africa Caribbean and Pacific programme .
The EU is committed to spending 20% of its total budget for 2014-2020 on climate change and the EU flagship initiative Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (EU GCCA+) is one of the largest climate initiatives in the world.
The EU GCCA+ initiative aims at funding multi-year programmes with an average contribution of EUR 5 million per project (as of end 2017) according to an annual programming process which starts with countries’ declared intention to design climate actions channeled via the EU Delegation in the country. Proposals and request for EU GCCA+ funding are screened by the Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA) in charge of the management of this EU flagship initiative. Projects are designed in line with DG INTPA internal programming cycle
Specifics on EU GCCA+ funding processes can be accessed here
General information on DG INTPA funding mechanisms can be accessed here.
In line with the EU’s commitments on poverty reduction, sustainable development and climate change, the EU GCCA+ offers country-specific technical support as well as operational capacity enabled by a full array of services.
Technical support and knowledge sharing is provided by the global EU GCCA+ Support Facility – within the thematic Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) programme under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) – and by the Intra-ACP Support Facility – under the European Development Fund (EDF).
General information on DG INTPA funding instrument can be accessed here.