GCCA + Madagascar: Building Capacity on Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation

At a glance

2014-08-01 to 2020-04-01
Active programmes
Office National pour l’Environnement (ONE); GIZ
Total budget
GCCA priority area(s)

Madagascar has been a contracting party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 1998. Madagascar also ratified in 1997 the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation. In 2010, the country also adopted the National Climate Change Policy (PNLCC). It focuses on five main axes: 1) Strengthening climate change adaptation actions taking into account the country's real needs; 2) Carrying out mitigation actions for sustainable development, including through activities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD); 3) Integrating climate change at all levels; 4) Developing sustainable financing instruments; (5) Promoting research, development and technology transfer. The same axes are reflected in the sectoral strategy for agriculture, livestock and fisheries. 

GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Country groups
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
8,000,000,000,000.00 €

Overall objective

The proposed project addresses the high vulnerability of Madagascar to climate change. Many efforts have already been undertaken to address the effects of short-term climate variability, and the focus of this project is on sustainable adaptation to climate change. The project will respond to these challenges by articulating interventions at the central institutional and decentralized levels.

Objectifs spécifiques

The specific objective is to strengthen the capacity to adapt to climate change, with a view to achieving sustainable development.


Main activities per result

Strategic planning, coherence and monitoring of actions are strengthened in terms of sustainable adaptation to climate change.



The Action will:

  • Finalize the strategic framework, in particular the Adaptation Component of the National Action Plan to Combat Climate Change (PANLCC) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP).

  • Develop and implement the NAP and PANLCC Adaptation Indicator Monitoring Scoreboard.

  • Develop and maintain a database of climate change adaptation projects

  • Develop frameworks for consultation and mechanisms for integrating environmental and climate issues at regional and national levels

  • Develop the use (and modalities of use) of environmental assessment tools (in particular Strategic Environmental Assessments - SEAs) to support the integration of climate issues

  • Strengthen the capacities of key actors (including the BNCCC, relevant ministries, local actors, etc.) for their active participation and visibility in UNFCCC-related international frameworks and mechanisms to better integrate the national needs and concerns in the international context.

Key actors have the information and knowledge needed to work towards sustainable adaptation to climate change.

  • Design and implement training programs

  • Support actors and institutions active in the field of training, education, information and awareness-raising

  • Systematize assessments and analyses to draw lessons from adaptation efforts

  • Develop and update, in collaboration with stakeholders, relevant indicators for the State of the Environment Scoreboard

  • Give key actors, including civil society, access to information on the sources of funding available for adaptation.

The municipalities with a strong climate challenge support their development on adapted management schemes.

  • Conduct preparatory studies: identify communes, supplement basic information (aerial images, local land use plan), agree on the process and mechanism for participation and consultation.

  • Optimize the impact of sustainable development.

  • Draw lessons learned and ensure their dissemination, including to other municipalities.