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Strengthening civil society in the implementation of national climate policies

As of: August 2019

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 NDC’s 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).

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:
€ 2,594,579.48

07/2018 till 06/2021