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1 Climate change integration in EC development co-operation
Peter Brinn Environment Helpdesk for EC development co-operation Brussels

2 Presentation Overview
EC approach to environmental integration including climate change Environment Helpdesk EC development co-operation climate change integration policy Some examples Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

3 Environmental integration in the cycle of operations
Project cycle Sector policy support programme cycle General budget support cycle Programming Evaluation Identification Implementation Formulation Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

4 Integration tools / approaches
Programming – Environmental Profile including climate change section Project Identification – Environmental impact and climate change screening Project Formulation – Environmental impact assessment, climate change risk assessment SPSP Identification – Strategic Environmental Assessment screening incorporating climate change considerations SPSP Formulation – Strategic Environmental Assessment General Budget Support – policy/political dialogue, performance assessments? Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

5 Environment Helpdesk Suporting information
1000+ requests: quick & simple Practical, step-by-step Regional & Brussels: workshops & e-learning Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

6 Policy backgound 2004: EU Action Plan on climate change and development. 2007: review of the Action Plan concluded « integrating climate change systematically in the context of development cooperation had not yet been adequately addressed by EU donors and enhanced efforts were necessary to make progress in this area » 2007, September: Launched Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) between the EU and those developing countries expected to be hit hardest by climate change. Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

7 Global Climate Change Alliance
Create space for political dialogue and exchange between the EU, LDCs and SIDS, to promote a shared vision to advance international negotiations post 2012. Provide concrete support primarily in the areas of adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Five priority co-operation areas proposed: Support to adaptation: e.g. particularly in water, NR agriculture sectors Promoting disaster risk reduction: e.g. capacity building Supporting innovative solutions to avoid deforestation: e.g. FLEGT, Ex.1 Enhancing participation in carbon markets: e.g. support to CDM Integrating climate change considerations into poverty reduction efforts: e.g. screening, assessments, capacity building, Ex. 2 Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

8 Example 1 – avoiding deforestation
FLEGT - Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade EC – Indonesia FLEGT Support Project Project Objectives: to promote the role of forests in the sustainable and equitable development of Indonesia. Specifically to support and encourage the Government of Indonesia (Gol), the private sector and civil society to create the appropriate enabling conditions that are conducive to reducing trade in illegal timber and non-sustainable practices in the Forestry Sector. Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

9 Problem tree- deforestation
Less Carbon sequ. More floods Less forest products Disappearing forests Repeated clearings Overexploitation Increased demographic pressure New roads built Strong external pressures Eroded soils Legislation not respected Agriculture Transport Trade Governance Rule of law Social sectors Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

10 Project Components Improved forest law and its enforcement
Forest sector governance improved through enhanced accountability and transparency Illegal trade in forest products reduced, and legal trade promoted Current silvicultural systems assessed from existing  information and appropriate systems adopted by stakeholders. Co-ordination of FLEGT activities and liaison among donors, other international organizations (e.g. ASEAN) and Gol in place. Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

11 Example 2: The UNFCCC, ensuring implementation and participation in the Asia Pacific
EC funded, implemented by WWF, Project Purpose: Strengthen the ability of developing country governments to effectively participate in and foster the implementation of the UNFCCC by mobilising the relevant and influential stakeholders in key countries. To ensure that governments and other relevant and influential non-government stakeholders are: Informed of the key issues concerning participation in and implementation of the UNFCCC, and are empowered to act . Focused on: Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Indonesia, Nepal Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

12 Achivements – Nepal Increased engagement of Nepal government in external climate change forums. Formation of Climate Change Network Nepal – a civil society network and the development of a civil society climate change action plan. Joint implementation of national climate change activities between the Nepal government and civil society. Enhanced participation of civil society, through the inclusion of civil society representatives on the national Nepal delegation to the UNFCCC. Enhanced awareness through the development of formal climate change education programmes and teacher training programmes. Enhanced capacity of national media through targeted media climate change training programmes Environment Helpdesk for EC Development Co-operation

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