Capacity Development for Adaptation to Climate Change and GHG Mitigation in Non Annex I Countries

Contract partner: UNITAR - United Nations Institute for Training and ResearchCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 01.11.2009End: 31.08.2013

Short Description:

Overall goal

The 'Capacity Development for Adaptation to Climate Change and GHG Mitigation in Non Annex I Countries' (C3D+) project of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) addresses capacity needs in developing countries with regard to adaptation and mitigation planning. It supports specific action research, workshops and trainings as well as pilot community adaptation activities. It receives support from the EC and the Swiss Federal Office for Environment. 6 regional centres, about 30 developing countries and 2000-3000 people will profit of the programme.

The C3D+ specifically focuses on two current obstacles that hinder the integration of climate change into sustainable development strategies and plans: the validation for practical application and improvement of assessment and planning tools in order to support actor-centred integrated planning; the exchange of experiences about the use and utility of these tools, about adaptation as well as mitigation strategies and measures. By adopting such focus the C3D+ project aims at:

- promoting dialogue on sustainable development in the context of climate change in developing countries;

- placing developing countries in a better position to effectively engage in the UNFCCC process;

- increasing relevant human and institutional capacities in targeted developing countries;

- and contributing to mainstreaming climate change issues into development programming.

The contribution of ADA to the C3D+ is a concrete measure to implement the Austrian policy guidance on Environment and Development.

project number2622-00/2009
source of fundingOEZA
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.