Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+)

The Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+) is a flagship initiative from the European Union to help the worlds most vulnerable countries address climate change. The GCCA+ initiative contributes towards achieving the overall target of at least 20 % of the EU budget spent on climate action by 2020. With a focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the GCCA+ aims to help countries in their endeavors to adapt to and mitigate climate change by focusing on three priority areas:

  • Climate change mainstreaming and poverty reduction
  • Increasing resilience to climate-related stresses and shocks
  • Sector-based climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies

GCCA+ support to address the challenges of poverty and climate change is based on two mutually reinforcing pillars:

The GCCA+ initiative aims at funding multi-year programmes with an average contribution of EUR 5 million per project (as of end 2017) that support climate change adaptation and mitigation and thus the transition to climate-resilient, low-carbon societies.

Support provider 
European Union
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Information on how to...

Understand steps to access
Know who to partner with
Prepare and Expression of Interest
Develop strong projects
Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Oceans and Coasts, Disaster risk reduction, Gender, Jobs, Poverty
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the regional level
Fund size 

Multi-annual Financial Framework 2014–2020: EUR 350 million plus EUR 70 million from 11th European Development Fund Financial Framework for the Intra-ACP component (ACP is African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of states)

Co-financing required 
Trustee or administrator 
European Commission - Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation - Europe Aid
Contact information
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