Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA)
As of: October 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 20 million euros.
State of implementation/results
- In Russia, SPIPA supported a Forum on climate policy and next steps towards Paris Agreement implementation in the EU and Russia, held jointly by EU-Delegation and the Energy Centre of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. The forum brought together high-ranking officials and politicians, top managers of energy companies, experts, representatives of leading think tanks, non-profit organisations and the media from both the EU and Russia from December 1-3, 2020. The event has contributed to raising the profile of the EU as defender of the Paris Agreement, with positive ripple effects on the political and scientific environments. www.skolkovo.ru/…
- In South Africa, SPIPA supported EU Delegation and Member States’ embassies in the organization of the Climate Diplomacy Week under the Team Europe banner in September 2020. The event was attended by a large online audience of government stakeholders, industry representatives and civil society who had joined up to exchange ideas, experiences, solutions and recommendations to emerge stronger from the coronavirus pandemic through seizing just and green recovery opportunities. www.climatediplomacyweek.org
- In China, the EU Delegation and the Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD) co-hosted the “EU-China Seminar on Green Recovery and Green Stimulus” as a hybrid event both in Beijing and online on September 24-25, 2020. eeas.europa.eu/…