Since 2008, the GCCA flagship initiative has supported programmes to enhance the capacity of some of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries. By the end of 2016, the GCCA/GCCA+ had reached across continents to channel € 368.3 million in support of 61 programmes, specifically targeting Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.
In developing countries around the world, GCCA+ actions make a difference in the key sectors affected by climate change, including overall development and poverty reduction, agriculture and food security, land management, forest and natural resource management, water and sanitation, energy, as well as coastal zone management. GCCA+ interventions also support activities in the field of education and research. The diagram below shows the distribution of GCCA+ country interventions across these sectors and across the GCCA+'s three priority areas.
Whatever and wherever the project, from the Pacific Islands to the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, the GCCA+ flagship initiative supports a country's priorities. Interventions at country level are designed in close collaboration between EU Delegations and national governments, and they are shaped in close consultation with relevant stakeholders. Implementing partners include government departments and agencies, non-governmental organisations, academic and scientific institutions, and local representations of international organisations, multilateral and bilateral development agencies.