June 2016

GCCA+ News Flash

GCCA+ @ EDD: Brainstorming session and interactive stand

New climate regime post-COP21: How it translates on the ground

The Global Climate Change Alliance is hosting a brainstorming session (B1, 9:15-10:30, 16 June) at this year’s European Development Days to showcase the far-reaching impacts of the Paris Agreement on the world’s most vulnerable places, in particular Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Come to the session and have your say! Delegates are also encouraged to visit GCCA’s stand (position 65, next to the UN ad hoc stand) of the Tour & Taxis conference centre in Brussels.


The brainstorming session – ‘Post-COP21: How to translate this landmark climate agreement into applied adaptation strategies?’ – calls on delegates to discuss and identify areas for the GCCA+ to enhance climate change adaptation in a post-Paris regime with reinforced global commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The session seeks to tackle a series of questions, such as:

  • What are the main thematic priorities of the Paris Agreement for LDCs and SIDS for 2016 to 2020?
  • What type of support is needed and in which priority areas?
  • Climate finance and private-sector engagement: What public policies, regulations and finance interventions can motivate and enable private actors to take action on climate resilience?
  • Post-COP21 policy developments: What does the Paris Agreement mean for national adaptation planning?
  • What tools and analytical approaches can help monitor, review and, over time, improve adaptation planning and implementation?

Please mark your calendars for what will be a thought-provoking, practical and interactive session.


At GCCA’s stand during the European Development Days, visitors are welcome to play the GCCA app – an interactive memory game based on the daily life of a farmer in an Ethiopian village.

Players turn over stones to reveal illustrations symbolising the range of activities that farmers in the developing world undertake to adapt to climate change. When a match is found, the player is shown what the farmer has achieved and reminded about the importance of local action on the ground.

The app and stand demonstrate the importance of GCCA-backed actions and projects in Ethiopia, helping to strengthen national capacity and knowledge on climate-change resilience, piloting climate-smart agriculture, and contributing to Ethiopia’s climate-resilient ‘green’ economy.

More information
What: GCCA+ Brainstorming session and stand, Climate Change theme
When: (B1) 9:15-10:30, 16 June
Where: European Development Days, Brussels, Tour & Taxis

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