Do more through capacity4dev
Background & Objectives
The EU-funded Clima East project package works with seven Partner Countries (the Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – and the Russian Federation) on developing approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation, in order to better equip partners to achieve greenhouse-gas emission reductions, and deal more effectively with the impacts of climate change.
The Policy Project (budget EUR 7 million) constitutes one part of this package, and is intended to support the development of improved climate change policies and strategies by the Partner Countries and the formulation and implementation of effective action plans and projects.
To support this objective, the Policy Project aims to:
- provide targeted technical expertise to support selected tasks and fill particular capacity gaps identified by Partner Countries as key to achieving their national policy priorities in relation to climate change;
- facilitate multilateral cooperation and mutual exchange of approaches and best practice among the EU and the Partner Countries and, where relevant, support individual Partner Countries to adopt aspects of [EU climate change policy] in line with commitments under existing or forthcoming Association Agreements with the European Union.
The Policy Project operates as a regional programme, helping to address issues faced by a number of Partner Countries and provide support through common activities and sharing of best practice cross-nationally.
The sister component of the Policy project, the Pilots projects, implemented by UNDP, consists in funding eight Pilot Projects across the region. Implementation of the two components is separate but closely linked, deriving policy lessons from the experience of the pilots and aiming to support the use of policy measures to effectively replicate and build on relevant aspects of pilot actions.