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Strengthening civil society in the implementation of national climate policies in Georgia, Colombia and Ukraine

As of: July 2020

Objective and activities

It is the goal of the project to increase the capacity of civil society to articulate their demands in NDC implementation processes at the national level. This will lead to the improvement of existing NDCs as well as their timely implementation. The involvement of civil society groups in the NDC process will also increase the transparency of the process and its visibility in society at large. In GEO, civil society will be involved in the development of the Climate Protection Plan 2021-2030, the central instrument of NDC implementation. In the UKR, EcoAction and other civil society groups will participate in an energy working group to develop climate-relevant laws for NDC implementation. In COL, CENSAT/Agua Viva will develop a common understanding of ambitious climate policy with local groups and discuss this in workshops with decision-makers, among others from the state coordination office SISCLIMA.

State of implementation/results

  • Foundation of a 100% Renewable Energy Coalition in Ukraine (November 2018);
  • - Full-day workshop at COP 24 in Katowice with representatives from politics and civil society on 04.12.2018: Read more (in German);…
  • Side Event in the German Pavilion at the COP24 with representatives of the partner countries, the German Climate Alliance and the German Federal Government on 5.12.2018: More on Twitter;…
  • Initiation of a working group to build a network of civil society actors in climate policy in Georgia (December 2018);
  • - Political dialogue on national climate change goals (NDC) with the Federation of Mayors in Georgia (January 2019);
  • Expert workshops in Colombia, Georgia and Ukraine in preparation for the Study on participation opportunities of Civil Society in Climate Policy conducted by the Independent Institute for the Environment e.V. (UfU) (February / March 2019).
  • All project partners participated in the Global NDC Conference in Berlin in June 2019 and held a breakout session on ambition potential through better civil society participation: read more…
  • Activities in Georgia:
  • Organization of Sector Working Group meetings to develop the NDC / CAP in 2019;
  • Organization of several civil society training sessions on climate policy and NDC in 2019;
  • Various activities within the Climate Week end of September 2019.
  • Activities in Ukraine:
  • Participation in the working group for the preparation of the 2nd Ukrainian NDC;
  • Hosting of thematic meetings with NGOs and experts (energy, mobility, waste, etc.) to set 2030 goals;
  • Organization of Civil Society and Local Government Training on 100% Renewable Energy;
  • Development of a guideline for municipalities for the promotion of renewable energies;
  • A representative of Ecoaction presents at the SB50 in Bonn the status of the NDC review in Ukraine: Watch the video…
  • Activities in Colombia:
  • Workshop with regional communities on Just Transition in Boyacà, April 2019;
  • Workshop during the Governors' Climate and Forest Task Force (GCFTF) - Summit in Florencia, Caquetá, May 2019
  • Post-Extractive Forum and Workshop on the Energy Transition in the Caribbean Region, July 2019;
  • Participation in the National Forum on Climate Change Management in Bogota, September 2019
  • Policy Paper on civil society engagement for ambitious NDCs read here…

Project data

Colombia, Georgia, Ukraine

Implementing organisation:
Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND)

Partner institution(s):
  • CENSAT Agua Viva (Friends of the Earth Colombia)
  • Center for Environmental Initiatives Ecoaction - Ukraine
  • Greens Movement of Georgia / Friends of the Earth - Georgia
  • Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen e.V. (UfU)

BMU grant:
2.589.102,56 €

07/2018  till  06/2021


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