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Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA)

As of: February 2021

The project contributes to translating the political commitment for advancing bilateral dialogues and cooperation in the field of climate action into concrete interventions, aligning with the ambition level for global action as set by the Paris Agreement. It will focus on stepping up policy collaboration in four areas: mitigation policy instruments, mid-century strategies/renewal of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement, monitoring and reporting, and adaptation planning. By fostering the implementation of NDCs in G20 countries through exchange and collaboration among these largest economies, benchmarks will be established in international economic and political relations for low-emission and climate-resilient development. These benchmarks will create incentives for G20 countries to comply with the Paris Agreement and raise their ambition, and more countries will follow suit. The European Union supports this endeavour with 16.5 million euros.

State of implementation/results

  • Political dialogues and technical workshops on the EU “Strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050” with key stakeholders in China, Korea and Japan, 14th to 21st January 2019:…
  • Exchange on exit from coal production during a study tour by a South African delegation to the EU in October 2019.

Project data

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United States

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern

BMU grant:
5.000.000,00 €

03/2018  till  11/2022

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