Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA)
As of: June 2019
Objective and activities
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 own funds (16.5 m Euros).
State of implementation/results
- August 2018: Workshop on the Talanoa Dialogue in South Africa.
- In cooperation with Canada the joint preparation of the CETA Conference on climate change and trade was supported that was hosted by the EU and Canada on 24th January 2019 to discuss with policy makers, business and civil society how CETA could serve as a platform to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement through trade policy: www.youtube.com/…
- 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 -21st January 2019: