Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA)
Climate finance provided by the European Union and the European Development Fund has been largely increasing since 2010, amounting to a pledge of € 2.7 billion in 2016, equivalent to 8% of total Official Development Assistance (ODA). More information can be found online.
One of the climate finance flagship programs with a NGO window is the Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA), that was established in 2007 to strengthen the climate dialogue and cooperation with stakeholders from developing countries, LDCs and SIDS. It has grown constantly, with an accumulated budget of € 316 million between 2008-2014. So far, 51 programs in 38 countries and 8 regions have been supported. GCCA is mainly financed from the regular EU budget (the next pledges have already been approved), and from a lesser degree from individual EU member countries and the European Development Fund.
Eligibility to Receive Funding: Governments, regional/international organisations, NGOs.
Regional Focus: Vulnerable countries and regions. More information can be found on the GCCA website.
GCCA provides support in the following priority sectors:
- Disaster risk reduction;
- Clean Development Mechanism (CDM);
- Mainstreaming climate change;
- Global conferences;
- Regional workshops;
- Technical support.
Funding Conditions: Mainly grants
Varies according to the GCCA program. The general overview on open calls of the EU, including climate finance, can be found online.
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