Paving the Way for Climate Compatible Development: Experiences from the Global Climate Change Alliance


In 2007, the EU established the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA). By the end of 2012, over 45 GCCA programmes will either be up and running or in preparation in more than 35 countries and four regions within an envelope of over €285 million.

The GCCA works hard to support those poorer countries and regions most vulnerable to climate change by building the human, technical and financial capacity needed to tackle it. This support is in particular focused on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Examples of actions are multiple and range from mangrove restoration in Guyana, to increased land tenure security in Rwanda to improved early warning and monitoring in Vanuatu.

 The GCCA also builds on the knowledge and experience gained on the ground to inform and shape the international debate by promoting high level policy dialogue and creating a dynamic of exchange and learning.

This publication is aimed at providing an insight into the GCCA’s wide ranging programmes in countries and regions across the globe and on the ways that climate change is integrated in development activities.

We hope it can provide a source of inspiration for practitioners and decision-makers who are at the forefront of the fight against climate change, for the benefit of the poorest and most vulnerable people across the world.

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