We support Regional Partners in their work on climate change issues
The GCCA+ Intra-ACP programme seeks to build partnerships and complementarity in the ACP countries, and to this end a substantial part of the programme includes support to five regional partners. Emphasis in the regional programmes is on capacity building, applied research, technical assistance and promoting exchanges between countries. Our Regional Partners are listed below.
All 16 of the ACP countries in the Caribbean are Small Island Developing States and are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including increased hurricane frequency/intensity and sea level rise. The GCCA+ Intra-ACP Programme provided €4 million in support to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) as a key coordinator of the region's response to climate change.
All Africa (ClimDev-Africa)
Adaptation to climate change, including formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans and ways to address loss and damage, is a key issue for African nations. The GCCA+ Intra-ACP programme dedicated €8 million for a four-year programme with Climate for Development (Clim-Dev Africa).
Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Increased frequency of extreme weather events, floods, storms, and droughts are some of the key impacts of climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa. The GCCA+ Intra-ACP programme provided €4 million in support to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to build successful adaptation and mitigation actions across Eastern and Southern Africa. The contribution was subsequently leveraged alongside additional support from Norway and the United Kingdom.
West Africa (CILSS)
West Africa has seen significant climate disturbances since the beginning of the 1970s, including periods of drought punctuated by strong rains and floods. Among the 17 countries in the region effected by climate change, 14 are Least Developed Countries, and one is a Small Island Developing State. The GCCA+ Intra-ACP programme provided €4 million in support to the Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) for a four-year programme.
In the ACP Group of States, all fifteen of the Pacific countries are Small Island Developing States, and they are recognized as severely impacted by climate change. The GCCA+ Intra-ACP programme dedicated €8 million to a four-year programme with the University of the South Pacific (USP) to address climate change in the Pacific ACP States.