Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA]

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : May 30, 2022, 4:46

The Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] is referred to as an initiative of the European Union. It was formed in 2007. Its main objective is to form a new and effective alliance between the European Union and the developing countries to deal with climate change. At present, this initiative is known as the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+).

Since its inception, there have been many new plans and strategies. These were done to support the Agenda of Sustainable Development (2030) and the 2015 Paris Agreement based on Climate Change.

About the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA]

  • Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] aims to assist countries badly affected by climate change. This initiative focuses on the climatic changes occurring in vulnerable countries worldwide.
  • After a few years, in 2015, the GCCA entered its new phase. In this new phase, it became a flagship initiative. This flagship initiative was called GCCA+ or The global change alliance plus.
  • GCCA+ initiative also aims to provide assistance and support the Nationally Determined Contributions that include middle-class income countries.
  • The collective initiative of GCCA and GCCA+ now also acts as a platform for exchanging knowledge regarding climate policy and how it can be used in the budgets and developmental policies.
  • Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] is managed and coordinated by the EU (European Union). It provides technical and financial support to fellow countries.
  • Technical and Financial cooperation assists in the spread of knowledge and experience at regional and global levels.

Objectives of the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA]

  • The Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] aims to find an effective way to transform and change climate change into the process of development and strategies for poverty reduction.
  • Adaptation of the National Adaptation Programmes.
  • The alliance also forms plans regarding reducing the risk of disaster.
  • The alliance works on the reduction of deforestation and degradation.
  • Implementing climate change adaptation strategies.

Sectors Managed by the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA]

  • Food and agriculture security
  • Economic development sectors
  • Energy sector
  • Disaster risk reduction sector
  • Tourism sector
  • Research sectors
  • Education sectors
  • The sanitation
  • Water sector
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Support Provided by the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA]

Given below are some primary areas where Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] has provided its support-

Understanding the cause of climate change

  • Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] assists in the integration of the climate change policy.
  • It tries to change it into national development planning.
  • This will help in maintaining the budget.
  • This will also help in institutional strengthening.

Reducing the effect of harmful emissions and deforestation

This scheme also supports reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide in the environment. It also helps in adapting the methods which reduce deforestation.

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Share the experience and knowledge

Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] also aims to provide expertise and knowledge on the effect of climate change and its negative impact on agriculture and other sectors.

Active participation at the global level

It aims to promote the more geographic distribution of opportunities for financing.

The budget of GCGA is EUR 750 million from the period 2007-to 2020. The Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] also supports multi-country programs on the regional level. The above-given information will help you to get a basic idea of the GCGA/GCGA+ for your competitive exams.

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FAQs on Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA]

Q1. How many total projects have been accomplished by Global Climate Change Alliance between the years 2008 and 2019?

Around 70 projects have been completed at the national and regional levels between the years 2008 and 2019 by the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA].

Q2. What are the causes of climate change according to the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA]?

The significant causes of climate change according to the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] are:

  • Geological factors
  • Chemical factors
  • Biological factors
  • Geographical factors

Q3. When did the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] enter a new phase?

In 2015, the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] entered a new phase and became a flagship initiative called GCCA+ (or the Global Climate Change Alliance plus).

Q4. What is the aim of the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA]?

The main objective of the Global Climate Change Alliance [GCCA] is to build a new alliance between the European Union and the developing countries to deal with climate change.