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International Partnerships

Our approach

The EU helps its partners to prevent and recover from climate-related natural disasters. In December 2018 at the climate change conference COP24 in Katowice, the EU joined the InsuResilience Global Partnership. Launched in 2017 as a joint G7, G20 and the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) initiative, the partnership helps developing countries becoming more resilient to natural disasters, in particular by providing insurance solutions.

Our programmes

The Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) is an EU flagship initiative which helps the world's most vulnerable countries to address climate change. Started in 2008, it has become a major climate initiative with over 70 projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

GCCA+ works to build climate resilience in 3 main areas of intervention

  • mainstreaming climate change into poverty reduction and development efforts
  • increasing resilience to climate-related stresses and shocks (promoting disaster-risk reduction)
  • supporting the creation and implementation of concrete adaptation and mitigation strategies, plans and actions

The ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme was launched in 2011 as an initiative of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP). Funded by the EU, it is managed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). The programme supports disaster risk management and climate change adaptation activities in ACP countries through technical assistance, capacity building and advisory/analytical work.