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Worldwide launch of GCCA+ on 29 October 2015 in Brussels

29 October 2015,
9:00 to 14:00

The European Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), cordially  invites you to attend the official launch of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) on 29th October 2015 in Hotel Bloom!, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels, Belgium.




8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introduction. By Simon Maxwell (CDKN), Moderator, Executive Chair of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network

9:15 - 9:30 GCCA+ : EU’s contribution to tackle climate change in LDCS and SIDS to 2020. By Peter Craig McQuaide, Head of Unit C6 - Sustainable Energy & Climate Change - Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission

09:30 - 10:15 - GCCA/GCCA+ in action - Case studies

With more than 50 programmes in 38 countries, the EU tackles the climate change by fostering effective dialogue and cooperation on climate change.

9:30 - 9:45 GCCA Bhutan. By Pema Tenzin, Sr. Programme Coordinator, Development Cooperation Division -Gross National Happiness Commission

9:45 - 10:00 GCCA Chad. By Bianpambe Patallet, Coordinator GCCA, Chad, Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Pêche

10:00 - 10:15 Regional GCCA Programme of East Caribbean. By Isaac Cornelius, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

10:15 - 10:30 EU Climate Change in Action. By Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break    

11:00 - 11:10 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  & 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21). By Gautier Mignot, Deputy Director General for Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development, France

11:00 - 12:20 Panel Discussion on GCCA+ implementation – Doing more, doing better. Moderator: Simon Maxwell (CDKN)



  • Gautier Mignot, Deputy Director General For Global Affaires, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development
  • Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General, DG DEVCO, EC
  • Giannina  Cadena, Climate Change Officer at Fairtrade International
  • David Jackson, Director of Local Development Finance at UNCDF, Chair of the LoCAL (GCCA) programme board 
  • Malene Wiinblad, GCCA Mozambique
  • Nicole Brown, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)


12:20 - 12:30 Closing Remarks. By Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director, Mainstreaming Adaptation & Low Carbon Technology, Directorate General for Climate Action, European Commission

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:30 Special Seminar to the attendees of the GCCA+ launch event offered by the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

During this seminar, the EU Research and Innovation for Climate Change Adaptation Planning will be presented as well as participation opportunities for LDCs and SIDS in Horizon 2020.

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