Training course: Country-led environmental and climate change mainstreaming
The specific objectives of the course are that course participants become:
- Aware of the linkages between environment, climate change, green economy and development
- Aware of the benefits and challenges of integrating environment and climate change in national development planning and budgetary processes
- Confident and familiar with the proposed framework and tools for integrating environment and climate change in national development planning and budgetary processes
- Confident and familiar with the similarities, synergies and differences between the integration of environment and climate change in development cooperation (internal integration) versus the integration of environment and climate change in national development planning and budgetary processes
- Motivated and equipped to support government and other stakeholders to (design a programme to) integrate environment and climate change in national development planning and budgetary processes
In addition, as the event is meant to be interactive, the participants should:
- Explore together based on their experiences of the concepts of integration, environment, climate change, green economy and their relevance to development
- Share their views, experiences and knowledge
- Contribute by providing feedback and insights on mainstreaming in practice
Participants are requested to become members of capacity4dev.eu and of the Public Group on Environment and Climate Change https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/public-environment-climate/dashboard.
The course is facilitated by two specialised trainers
The primary target audience of the course are colleagues from delegations and headquarters who directly oversee an environmental or climate change portfolio. The training approach will take this fact into account by encouraging these colleagues to take an active role in the course of the training.
The training audience will also include colleagues from delegations and headquarters working on key development sectors which rely on the environmental resources of the country, are sensitive to climate change and/or influence the environment or the climate. Linkages with EU priority focal sectors, in line with the Agenda for Change, will be highlighted throughout the training.
When taking place in a developing country, the training course will be open to a limited number of government officials and other in-country stakeholders. The target group for these is senior government officials – typically, one senior official from the Ministry of Finance, other central government agency (e.g. Ministry of Planning) or key line ministries, with a key role in the planning and budgetary processes.
Number of Particpants: 25 max
For the moment this course exists only in English.
The Course material is available here: https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/public-environment-climate/minisite/3-eu-trainings/country-led-environmental-and-climate-change-mainstreaming
Interaction and learning is promoted using a combination of presentations, group discussion, group exercises, case studies and development of individual or team action plans. Group exercises and case studies are designed so that the different roles and levels of experience and knowledge of different target groups are taken into account. The course is practice oriented, with the development of an actual mainstreaming programme as thread.
The course focuses on supporting government counterparts in their own integration efforts and therefore complements the course on greening development aid (generalist course) which concentrates on EC project and programme management cycle.
Accompanying Documentation for Further Reading
Key reference documents include:
Mainstreaming Climate Change into Development Planning and Budgeting: A Training Package for Practitioners, European Commission, Global Climate Change Alliance, http://www.gcca.eu/resources/training-materials
Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into Development Planning: a Handbook for Practitioners, UND-UNEP, http://www.unpei.org/PDF/PEI-full-handbook.pdf
Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: a Guide for Practitioners, UND-UNEP, http://www.unep.org/pdf/mainstreaming-cc-adaptation-web.pdf
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation, Policy Guidance, OECD, http://www.oecd.org/dac/43652123.pdf