(29 October 2015) – EU Commissioner Neven Mimica launched today the new phase of the Global Climate Change Alliance partnership between the EU and the most vulnerable developing countries to fight climate change.
The new phase, called Global Climate Change Alliance plus (GCCA+), will run until 2020. The GCCA+ is set to become one of Europe’s key tools to assist the world’s most vulnerable developing countries in addressing global climate change.
Around €350 million of EU funds will be made available until 2020 for the GCCA+, in addition to the private and national public investments that this financial support is expected to leverage.
The GCCA+ is one of the EU’s major contributions to the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) that calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impact, and to the upcoming COP21 Climate Conference.
This AAAA, in combination with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – which includes climate action as Sustainable Development Goal 13 –, will guide international development and cooperation for the next fifteen years.
Since 2007, the GCCA supported 51 programmes in 38 countries and 8 regions during its very first phase.