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Implications of recent policy
developments on DG Development
climate change activities
Post Copenhagen
Practical consequences for Europe
Tuesday March 23th, 2010
Résidence Palace, Brussels
Walter Kennes
DG Development
Head of Sector Environment and Natural Resources
European Commission
DG Development
Opportunities offered by Lisbon Treaty
 No fundamental difference for climate
and development policies, that reflect
a mixed competence
 Development policy is not
subordinated to other policies
 Important practical differences
because of the EEAS (many details to
be worked out, like programming task)
 Delegations are now of the EU
European Commission
DG Development
Options for strengthening the EU’s impact at
programming level
 EU to speak and act more with one voice
(more difficult with 27 than with 15)
 Exploit economies of scale in delivery of
 Apply the principles of aid effectiveness and
division of labour
 Simplify/streamline programme
European Commission
DG Development
Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy Fund (GEEREF)
 Fund of funds to provide global risk capital through
private investment for energy efficiency and
renewable energy projects in developing countries
 Resources provided on ENRTP budget as well as by
Germany and Norway
 Priority to channel to small projects (wind, hydro,
solar, geothermal, biomass)
 Technical support facilty created for training and
support activities
 During 2009 two participations signed: India and
other Asian countries (€12.5 m) and South Africa
(€10 m)
 GEEREF team at the European Investment Fund
European Commission
DG Development
The Global Climate Change Alliance
Two pillars:
 Promote political dialogue on climate
change between the EU and most
vulnerable and poor developing countries
partners: we share the same interest =
build alliances towards an ambitious
international climate agreement
 Enhance financial cooperation in pilot
countries in the area of climate change
European Commission
DG Development
PROGRESS in dialogue
 Joint declarations on Climate Change approved
between the EU and various regions most
vulnerable to climate change:
 Africa, Caribbean, Pacific respectively in 2008
 ACP group in 2009
 Asian LDCs/SIDS foreseen in May 2010
 Promote converging of visions on climate policy and
joint work
 High level dialogues foreseen during 2010 up to
Cancun in December 2010
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DG Development
Ongoing Financial COOPERATION
 Support LDCs & SIDS: 95 M€ for 20
countries for:
 Support adaptation to CC in main sectors
(agriculture, water, etc)
 Support pilots on deforestation (REDD)
 Increase capacity for a better access to CDM
 Disaster risk reduction
 Integration of CC in development strategies
 Support regional approaches: 40 M€ for
ACP to increase capacity of reg
institutions in the identified priorities
European Commission
DG Development
Thank you for your attention
European Commission
DG Development