Stärkung der Klimawandel-Agenda im Kosovo

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - KosovoCountry: Kosovo Funding amount: € 200.000,00Project start: 01.12.2015End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective of the project is to reduce climate-change related vulnerability in Kosovo. To this end, the project intends to contribute to the following two outcomes: 1) effective implementation of cross-sectoral, gender-responsive climate change policies; and 2) an increase in the number of people who adopt behaviors that enhance resilience to climate change.

Expected results

The project aims to achieve the following three outputs:

1) enhanced capacities of the central institutions to develop and monitor the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan;

2) improved cross-sectoral cooperation for gender-responsive climate change measures; and

3) increased public awareness on climate change through campaigns and demonstration projects. These outputs will be achieved through conducting various training and workshops as well as study visits, providing technical advice, organizing awareness raising campaigns and demonstration projects.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The main target groups are relevant ministries and their inter-ministerial coordination mechanism, the Climate Change Committee. For the public awareness output (Outcome 3), general awareness raising campaigns will target Kosovo-wide effects utilizing social and mainstream media, while the demonstration projects will be conducted in the selected areas, as agreed with line ministries. The project will encourage equal participation of both genders in the workshops/training for each result, and where relevant, include women’s CSOs in the consultation process and demonstration projects.


The outputs will be achieved through conducting various training and workshops as well as study visits, providing technical advice, organizing awareness raising campaigns and demonstration projects.


Climate change is a global phenomenon and no country can avoid its effects. Kosovo is no exception. Although necessary legislations and the institutions to implement them are in place, the capacities of Kosovar institutions to develop and monitor the implementation of various legislations are limited. Moreover, climate change is not yet fully mainstreamed in policy-making in other sectors. These issues are a consequence of limited experiences in environmental policy-making and implementation, especially according to the international and EU standards.Furthermore, general public awareness on climate change is also low, and this could affect the Kosovar population with increased risks and vulnerabilities against climate change.

project number8306-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 2, Climate change adaptation: 2, Gender: 1
  • 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.