It supports the transition of ENP South countries towards low carbon economies and climate resilience, in a context of sustainable and democratic development, by enhancing regional cooperation, information sharing and enhancing capacity on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Countries covered: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia
Actions in brief
Negotiation and implementation capacity. International climate change negotiations continue to evolve and require substantial input from South Mediterranean countries. The project offers extensive training for policy makers and decision makers. The modules cover the negotiation and implementation of climate agreements and policies supporting the path towards climate resilient societies and low carbon economies.
Low carbon development. The project supports the development and sharing of best practices in the areas of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the identification and implementation of environmentally sound Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) portfolios, and the formulation of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS).
Resilience and adaptation. A special focus is placed on improving climate data use and modelling to support the development of adaptation and climate resilience in partner countries. The project also assists in the development of a methodology for vulnerability assessments and the formulation of National Climate Action Plans (NAPs).
Climate Change finance. The project facilitates access to climate change finance mechanisms, supporting low carbon development and resilience to climate change. This effort builds on existing national capacities to raise funds, in compliance with the requirements of entities such as the Adaptation Fund, the Climate Investment Funds and others.
Promoting dialogue and enhancing regional cooperation. The project aims to improve the quality of regional dialogue, both between partner countries and with the EU. This is achieved by facilitating access to information and best practices, as well as the production of targeted information materials and online tools.