Development cooperation , 30.10.2013

Enhacing the Capacity of Developing Countries to Engage in National Climate Change Actions and in Global Climate Change Processes


The South Centre is an intergovernmental organization of developing countries established by treaty in 1995 with its headquarters in Geneva. It presently has 51 developing countries as its member states. Since the preparations for the UNFCCC Climate Conference and meetings in Bali (2007), the Centre has been supporting developing countries to be more effectively engaged and involved in designing the appropriate global response to climate change. Through this project (Enhancing the Capacity of Developing Countries to Undertake Climate Related National Actions and to Engage in Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Processes and Discussions), the Centre also aims to develop the developing countries' capacity to undertake national climate actions. This is a continuation of a project that started in 2011. The focus of the project will be on: (1) Assisting developing countries through research to contribute to global climate change efforts through their national actions and to engaging constructively to the international climate discussions especially at the UNFCCC, particularly in light of the new negotiating mandate emanating from the Durban climate change conference in December 2011 and the Doha conference of parties in December 2012; (2) Convening workshops and other meetings to facilitate South-South sharing of experiences and positions on climate policies and eventually North-South dialogue; and (3) Participation in international negotiating and scientific meetings relating to climate change; (4) Visits to selected developing countries to provide technical assistance. The project period is 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2014 and the requested budget contribution from the Foreign Ministry of Finland is 300,000 euros, the total budget being 560,000 euros.

Funding decision  30.10.2013

300 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Climate change - adaptation

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

South Centre



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