Stärkung der Klimawandel-Agenda im Kosovo
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.
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.
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.