Through its actions, the Programme aims contribute to poverty reduction of the Latin American population by reducing their environmental and social vulnerability to climate change and reinforce resilience of the Latin American region to climate change and promote opportunities for green growth.
Euroclima is implemented by five partners: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and EuropeAid (European Commission's DG Development and Cooperation) supported by the Technical Assistance.
EUROCLIMA, a regional EU programme funded from the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) facilitates the integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures into Latin American public development policies and plans. The programme is the result of dialogue between the governments in the two regions during the 2008 EU-LAC Summit in Lima. The Brussels Declaration following the latest EU-CELAC summit in June 2015 reiterates its support for climate change and environmental issues: "We have continued to strengthen our bi-regional cooperation on environmental and climate change-related challenges, through among others, the EUROCLIMA programme...". Implemented since 2010, the Programme will end in December 2016.
How is EUROCLIMA implemented? Which are the key achievements? And what will happen after COP21? Read paper