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Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA)

As of: November 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 a conference on climate change and trade is being supported that will take place in Brussels in January 2019.

Project data

worldwide, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United States

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

BMU grant:
€ 2,700,000

03/2018 till 02/2021