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5. Tools and Methods
GCCA+ support is provided through two mutually reinforcing pillars serving as a platform for dialogue and cooperation, and as a source of technical and financial support through country or regional programmes delivered in five priority areas across a range of sectors. These areas are mainstreaming climate change into poverty reduction and development efforts, adaptation to climate change, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), enhancing participation in the global carbon market and in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and disaster risk reduction.
Through its actions and programmes, the GCCA+ promotes the transfer of knowledge from the field, informing the international climate change debate and decision-making at the highest levels. And in all its activities, the GCCA+ ensures coherence between political commitments and internationally agreed principles such as the Millennium Development Goals and development effectiveness and the way in which climate change support translates into practice.The GCCA+ is helping countries increase their absorptive capacities in preparation for receiving the long-term climate change finance vital to promoting climate-compatible development.
The GCCA+ helps address this challenge by strengthening planning capacities, public financial management and monitoring systems; laying the foundation for climate-related budget support; contributing to the establishment of multidonor funds; paving the way for nationally owned climate change trust funds; and attracting co-financing for climate-related programmes. GCCA+ programmes also support countries in preparing for participation in REDD+ — which goes beyond REDD to also include conservation and sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks — and for enhanced access to the CDM and voluntary carbon markets.