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Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA)


Period
2007 - 2020

Implementing agencies
EU

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Regional Organisation, Government, Other public body, Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved
AfDB, UNECA (African Climate Policy Centre), COMESA, EAS, SADC, Indian Ocean commission, Comité permanent Inter-États de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS), Country governments,  regional/national institutes (Agrhymet), civil society organisations can also receive funding

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Single donor, Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

 EC, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia, Cyprus, Czech Republic (2007-2034)

 DANIDA, FAO, GIZ, UNCDF, UNDP, World Bank


Geographical scope
Continental, Regional, Country

Countries where active
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger Republic, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Mauritius

Sectors
Renewables, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy, Biofuels

Sub Sectors (Electricity)

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream), Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Grant

Main objectives
The EU GCCA initiative, now in its second phase as GCCA Plus (GCCA+) was established with the objective of strengthening dialogue and cooperation with developing countries in climate change mainstreaming, resilience, and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Main activities
GCCA fosters effective policy dialogue and cooperation on climate change between EU and developing countries. It also provides technical assistance through the Support Facility such as helping identification and formulation of new projects. It is one of the largest climate change funds. Typical activities include:  Strengthening the resilience and adaptive capacity of human and natural systems to climate-related natural hazards and disasters (e.g., climate smart agriculture, integrated coastal zone management, mangrove restoration, the protection and restoration of degraded watersheds, improving the sustainability of ecosystem services);  Improving community and institutional capacity on climate change resilience, mitigation, adaptation, risk reduction and early warning (e.g., integrating participatory DRR and climate change adaptation);  Promoting mechanisms for raising capacities for effective climate change-related planning and management, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalised communities (e.g. mainstream climate change issues into national and local governments’ planning and budgeting systems; increase the amount of finance available to local governments for implementing climate strategies).

Comments

Typical activities include:

  • Strengthening the resilience and adaptive capacity of human and natural systems to climate-related natural hazards and disasters (e.g., climate smart agriculture, integrated coastal zone management, mangrove restoration, the protection and restoration of degraded watersheds, improving the sustainability of ecosystem services);
  • Improving community and institutional capacity on climate change resilience, mitigation, adaptation, risk reduction and early warning (e.g., integrating participatory DRR and climate change adaptation);
Promoting mechanisms for raising capacities for effective climate change-related planning and management, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalised communities (e.g. mainstream climate change issues into national and local governments’ planning and budgeting systems; increase the amount of finance available to local governments for implementing climate strategies).

Sources
http://www.gcca.eu/

Contact information

info@gcca.eu,

Ms Tanith Bello
Programme Manager – External Relations
Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+)
Sustainable Energy and Climate Change (Unit C6), DG-DEVCO, European Commission
Tanith.BELLO@ec.europa.eu

 

Mr Christophe Legrand
GCCA+ Support Facility Team Leader
christophe.legrand@gcca.eu  

 

Ms Pendo Maro
Team Leader Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme
pendomaro@acp.int


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