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Survive: Unterstützung der kleinen Inselstaaten (SIDS) und der am wenigsten entwickelten Länder (LDCs) bei der Aushandlung eines starken internationalen Klimaregimes

As of: October 2021

The project provided strategic, political, technical and legal assistance to the small island developing states (SIDS) and the least developed countries (LDCs) during climate negotiations. The goal was to help create an international climate architecture that takes account of the goals and needs of these countries, which are particularly affected by climate change. To this end, the project partners advised the countries, applying cutting-edge scientific and analytical standards, on optimising the political and strategic approaches they take in the future. The project partners produced reports, analyses and information material on key scientific, political and legal questions, including the 1.5°C goal. It further built scientific and analytical capacity in the competent institutions of the SIDS and LDCs by delivering training and workshops and building networks.
Successor project(s)
Eco-Industrial Parks in Andra Pradesh
Predecessor project(s)
PREVENT – Providing Support to Delegations from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for the Post-2012 Negotiations

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • More than 350 documents produced, containing analyses, presentations, summaries etc. in order to prepare and advise the LDC and SIDS negotiating groups in connection with UNFCCC conferences.
  • Advising delegates at more than 190 UNFCCC negotiation sessions, high-ranking climate policy dialogues and strategy meetings from negotiating groups.
  • Participation in pathbreaking publications such as the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC and the 'Bridging the Emissions Gap - A UNEP Synthesis Report'; report findings condensed and communicated to negotiators.
  • Improvement of modelling software that allows a rapid appraisal of the consequences of positions held in negotiations and the associated emissions scenarios in order to give negotiators an improved information base.
  • Relaunch of the PRIMAP-Platform, which allows an interactive analysis of iNDCs and IPCC climate scenarios.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V. - PIK) - Germany

Political partner(s):
  • African Development Bank Group
  • Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • European Capacity Building Initiative
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) - Samoa
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - Kenya
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)

BMU grant:
7.470.091,60 €

09/2011  till  09/2016

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