Qu'est-ce que l'Initiative AMCC?

The Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) is a flagship initiative that supports vulnerable countries responding to climate change. It offers country-specific support through a flexible approach, implementation, and funding options, as well as operational capacity by working with EU Delegations around the world.

The initiative helps countries, mainly Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), increase their resilience to climate change (e.g. perform disaster risk reduction - DRR and Ecosystem Based Adaptation - EbA) and enhance mitigation co-benefits (e.g. REDD+). It also helps countries implement their national commitments (Nationally Determined Contributions - NDCs, National Adaptation Plans - NAPs) in line with the Climate Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the proposal for the new European consensus on development.

The GCCA+ has three main priorities in its contribution to these development policies and commitments:

  1. Mainstreaming climate change into poverty reduction and development efforts;
  2. Increasing resilience to climate-related stresses and shocks (promoting disaster risk reduction);
  3. Supporting the creation and implementation of concrete adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The GCCA+ flagship initiative began under the Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) programme of the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). From 2008 through 2016, the GCCA+ supported 61 programmes in the Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Pacific regions.

For more information, download the GCCA+ concept note.

What we do

The GCCA+ operates through 2 pillars reinforced by a strong base emphasising knowledge management and communication:

Policy dialogue

Constructive exchange at local, national, regional and global levels between the EU and its partners in developing countries. Topics include climate policy, the UNFCCC and practical approaches for integrating climate change into development policies and budgets.

Technical and Financial support

Technical and financial support for identifying, designing, implementing, and monitoring GCCA+ interventions. UNFCCC commitments, National Adaptation Planning and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions are a priority.

Knowledge management and communication

Sharing experience and lessons learnt from interventions. Sharing knowledge generated from policy dialogue, with and between countries, regions and development partners.