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Capacity Development for Climate Policy in the Western Balkan Countries, the Eastern Partnership, Russia and Central Asia

As of: November 2019

Objective and activities

The project supports partner countries in their transformation process to an open market economy while at the same time integrating ambitious climate policies. To this end, the capacities of public decision-makers and institutions for the necessary integrated and inter-institutional planning processes in the pilot countries will be specifically strengthened. Effective knowledge management should have a multiplier effect in other countries of the project region and contribute to common learning experiences. In addition, additional individual and small measures are being implemented to strengthen capacities for ambitious climate policy resulting from the concrete needs arising from the BMU's dialogue processes with other national governments in the project region. In the four pilot countries of Georgia, Mongolia, Moldova and Serbia, the project improves the national framework conditions for effective climate protection policy and sustainable and competitive economic development.

Predecessor project(s)
Capacity Development for Sustainable Energy and Climate Policy in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
Capacity Development for Climate Policies in the Western Balkans, CEE and Central Asia

State of implementation/results

  • First field of intervention: In GEO and MNG, the preparation of the NDC implementation and the process of revising the NDC, taking into account possible increases in ambition and long-term goals, is supported
  • In GEO, replicable methods for developing sectoral decarbonisation paths are to be developed in this context and applied for the transport sector
  • in MNG, the focus is on the area of energy supply for heating purposes
  • second field of action: Initiation and implementation of individual measures to strengthen capacities for climate protection policy in the countries of the project region: Seven individual measures have been developed and their implementation has started; ten individual measures are in the detailed planning stage; seven more are in the project idea and initial assessment stage.

Project data

worldwide, Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern," Ministry of Environment , Green Development and Tourism - Mongolia", Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection - Georgia
  • Diverse partner institutions (governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations)

BMU grant:
€ 10,100,000

06/2017 till 03/2021