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1 Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistance Programme Kees Dorland

2 The Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistance Programme funded by: the Netherlands, Dirtectorate General for Development Co-operation, Environment and Development Department managed by: the (IVM); in co-operation with the Coastal Zone Management Centre (CZM-C)

3 Objectives of the Netherlands Programme To enable developing countries to implement their commitments under the UNFCCC To create a greater awareness of climate change issues and increase the involvement of policymakers, scientists and general public Capacity-building, transfer of knowledge and know-how To contribute to sustainable development

4 Overview Country GHG emissions Vulnerability and adaptation Policy Mitigation Agriculture Coastal Water zones resources Emission inventory Forestry Natural areas National Communication Bhutan + x x x Bolivia x x x x x x Colombia x Costa Rica x x x x Ecuador x Ghana x x x Kazakhstan x x # x Mali x x Mongolia * x x x * Senegal x x x Surinam x x Yemen x x x x Zimbabwe x x + Studies have not started yet # Study concerned mudflows and avalanches * Studies undertaken to prepare National Action Plan

5 Procedures: Selection of countries Existence of developing relationships with the Netherlands and request by non-annex 1 country Identification mission Contract between Netherlands Government and responsible Ministry (mostly Environment), inclusion in NCCSAP

6 Procedures: Selection of activities Coordinators present draft proposals NCCSAP contacts with other donors NCCSAP formulation mission to country past current and future activities and funding organisational structures, national priorities, CC commission draft proposal elaboration in-country expertise appraisal (gov.,univ., NGO,other) data availability identify needs (incl. coordination, capacity building needs - technical ass., intern. workshop participation-, equipment needs, budgets) discuss technical, progress and financial reporting requirements Final proposal by countries Contract NCCSAP and government

7 Steps in activities Design detailed workplan and annual plan First phase in activities 1st national workshop second phase activities (interim report) 2nd national workshop third phase activities 3rd national workshop finalisation of activities (draft final report) closure of of contract Management assistance and technical assistance during whole period, review of plans and reports

8 Experiences and Lessons Learned Role of national institutes Capacity building Awareness raising Country ownership Impact of project on country Gaps in assistance provided

9 Activities planned NCCSAP phase II Main goal: Assist a selected number of countries with preparations, formulation, implementation and evaluation of their climate change policy as to enable them to be self-supportive in policy development Other goals: Assist countries to fulfil their commitments to UNFCCC (NC s, NAPA s), focussing on V&A assessments with special attention for livelihood systems and the poor. Focus on capacity building and awareness creation (policy makers, scientists and selected NGO s)

10 Activities planned continued Countries 10 of the countries in NCCSAP phase I: Bhutan*, Bolivia, Colombia*, Ecuador, Ghana, Yemen, Suriname, Mali*, Mongolia and Senegal 5 of 10 following countries (selected later): Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Philippines, Guatemala, India, Mozambique, Peru, Sri Lanka and Vietnam Special attention on: south-south co-operation livelihood systems and especially the poor in river basins, coastal zones, natural resource sectors under high pressure, the health sector and disaster preparedness and reduction

11 Paper on poverty and adaptation Activity undertaken by a multi-agency group (a.o. UNDP, WB, GEF, EC, DFID, DGIS, OECD) Target groups: development community and CC community First draft distributed for comments at COP8 Final report will be released in spring summit of WB in 2003

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