Prosperity Fund Creating Conditions for Global Growth Turkey Programme Strategy ( )

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Prosperity Fund Creating Conditions for Global Growth Turkey Programme Strategy (2015-16)"

Transcription

1 Prosperity Fund Creating Conditions for Global Growth Turkey Programme Strategy ( ) Contents Introduction & Context Programme Objectives and Indicators General Guidance Notes Programme Structure Further Information & Timeline

2 Prosperity Fund Introduction & Context The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) aims to create conditions for global growth through i) supporting an open, transparent and strong rules-based international economic system; ii) encouraging global security through working towards a low carbon economy, resilient energy markets and iii) promoting science and innovation as solutions to global challenges. The FCO uses a number of strategic funds and programmes such as the Prosperity Fund in order to support sustainability, openness and trade opportunities. The main thematic areas of the Turkey Prosperity Fund (PF) continue to be; i) Open Economy, ii)energy Security & Efficiency and iii)climate Change. Under these thematic areas, the new strategy focuses on the national/local needs of Turkey and also seeks and create benefits for the UK. For this purpose, global and international developments affecting the region (such as Climate Change negotiations for the post-2020 regime, G20 Presidency, Development Southern Energy Corridor etc.) have been taken into consideration as well as UK policy and commercial objectives. Another important aim of the Programme is to engage local and regional projects across all thematic areas, particularly in the South-eastern provinces of Turkey and close to the Syrian border where there is a growing need for prosperity and security work. Turkey PF will place special emphasis on the following topics (see box below) which will help deliver the FCO s overall goal of sustainable global growth and also support Turkey s priorities. Turkey s G20 Presidency in 2015 Support the upcoming economic reform package to help the development of an establishment-regulated market economy and introduce further incentives for private sector investments Challenges confronting Turkey in its quest to accede to the European Union Support energy and resource security in Turkey and the Southern Energy Corridor Support Turkey to have a clear and strong position at the Paris COP 21 Adapting to climate impacts and transitioning to lower-carbon pathways PF will continue to work in close cooperation and develop synergies with the GREAT Campaign which aims to deepen business and education links between Britain and Turkey. Also, PF will promote UK as an international partner of choice and seeking opportunities for commercial collaboration. 1. Open Economy - Working for a transparent and strong rules-based international economic system: PF Turkey aims to i)support the establishment of transparent and stable regulatory regimes; ii) promote the economic policies that underpin strong, sustainable, balanced and low carbon growth, and ii) to encourage openness in trade and investment, discourage protectionism and strengthen the multilateral trading system. Encouraging Turkey to adopt a freer approach to trade will help make industry more competitive, offer more opportunities for companies to trade in the Turkish market, and allow closer economic integration across the region. As Turkey will assume the G20 Presidency in 2015, strong emphasis will be placed to the projects which support Turkey to lead the process in a more innovative and cooperative manner. Furthermore, the upcoming

3 Turkish domestic economic reform package will reportedly cover enhancing internal audits and measures to prevent illegality and suggest new incentives for the private sector. The projects supporting and facilitating the reform decisions (and also the FCO priorities) will be given priority under this strand. 2. Energy Security & Efficiency - Working for resilient energy markets and better functioning of global energy markets: Global Energy Security and Efficiency is the backbone of all stable economies, whereas energy consumption is one of the major GHG emission sources. Therefore, PF aims to deepen engagement with energy producers and build support for open and effective international energy markets. This includes encouraging low-carbon growth; improving the reliability of energy supplies; phasing out fossil fuel subsidies; promoting alternative energy sources and improving energy efficiency. Furthermore, Turkey, as an aspiring secure energy corridor, has an important role to play in enhancing EU and regional energy security. Thus, priority will be given to the projects which are related to the Southern Gas Corridor as an initiative of the European Commission for the gas supply from Caspian and Middle Eastern regions to Europe. PF will also support the development of Turkey s own energy sector and the contribution that this can make to the better functioning of global energy markets. 3. Climate Change Working a low carbon economy, and promoting science and innovation as solutions to global challenges: In order to mitigate the effects of the climate change, there is an urgent need to transform the global economy to a low carbon economy. Achieving this will depend to a large extent on agreeing and implementing an ambitious, comprehensive and equitable global framework agreement at the UN. We will only secure the political will to do this once leaders are confident that climate policies will not undermine their growth, prosperity and security objectives. Turkey can make a significant contribution to international efforts in tackling climate change as an advanced emerging economy. We want to support the development of policy or legislation that speeds up Turkey s transition to a low-carbon economy. This includes follow-up to Turkey s National Climate Change Action Plan; deeper EU-Turkey cooperation on climate change; efforts to improve delivery mechanisms on energy efficiency, renewables and carbon markets. Priority will also be given to the projects supporting Turkey to define strong position on the way to Paris COP 21 which is a decisive stage in negotiations on the future international agreement on a post-2020 regime.

4 Fund Objectives & Indicators Objective Indicator Detail 1. Strong, stable and sustainable economic growth in Turkey supporting the global economic recovery and global prosperity. a) Turkey undertakes reforms to reduce barriers to trade and cut protectionism. b) Turkey promotes policies aimed at increasing the ease of doing business. Proposals should emphasize the importance of open and free trade, highlighting the benefits of reaching a settlement on the Doha Trade round as early as possible and emphasise the role the Turkish Government can play to drive this in the G20. Proposals should demonstrate to key stakeholders that a more free system of trade would deliver gains for Turkish society. Proposals should demonstrate to Government stakeholders the benefits of cutting regulation and opening up Turkey to investment. Proposals should highlight clear prosperity gains that can be made, and as far as possible be in line with EU accession goals. 2. Enhanced energy security through development of Turkish energy corridor and energy sector. 3. Further action to tackle climate change through low-carbon economic development in Turkey. c) Turkey undertakes reforms that cut the size of the unregistered sector, and foster growth. d) Turkish public and private sectors increase use of environmentally sustainable technologies. a) Turkish Government and / or commercial entities implement measures to develop a secure energy corridor through Turkey. b) Further policy development, implementation and / or outreach in support of Government efforts to re-model Turkey s energy sector. a) Turkish Government contributes to an international climate deal through new policies, actions and / or legislation. b) Improved public and private sector low carbon delivery, including sector-based implementation, Government messaging and finance flows. c) Strategies or legislation adopted which bring Turkish low carbon policies into line with EU criteria sooner rather than later. Proposals should promote the importance of cutting the size of grey economy by reforming and enhancing revenue collection. They should highlight the benefits of this policy for wider societal goals and convince Government stakeholders of the net gain that a more open and transparent economy would deliver. Proposals will encourage the adoption of sustainable technology across all sectors and should emphasise the benefits of such technology to both Turkish society and the economy. Proposals should highlight the benefits of technology transfer to Turkey Proposals should support Government efforts on issues such as pipeline security; energy storage / stocktaking; transit regimes; or security of supply. Any studies or reports should be endorsed by the Turkish Government and have a bearing on policy decisions. Proposals should build on existing legislation and look to find ways to help deliver, update, or enhance it. Areas to focus on include energy market liberalization (electricity & gas); implementing energy efficiency / renewables legislation; or the deployment of alternative technologies in the sector. Proposals should be relevant to policy development and have Turkish government support. Includes projects which follow up on Turkey s National Climate Change Action Plan; National Communication; or other national plans / strategies. Proposals should focus on the implementation of low carbon measures in Turkey, convincing decision makers that there are clear prosperity gains (e.g. on energy efficiency, carbon markets, and transportation policies). Includes work to bring about Government messages on the lowcarbon transition and projects which support the deployment of climate finance. Proposals should aim to identify areas which increase the pace of Turkey s EU accession efforts under the Energy and Environment Chapters (e.g. on emissions trading). They should be able to demonstrate a clear transition to EU low carbon policy or a Turkish contribution towards it (e.g. on renewable energy, energy efficiency).

5 General Guidance on Project Proposals Proposals should demonstrate that they will trigger further incremental action. Experience has shown that the best way to do this is to work towards high level policy change, build capacity in a sustainable way, translate evidence or analysis into action plans and work closely with host governments. Ensuring projects are sustainable is essential. Proposals must outline a clear link to the Fund s context, objectives and indicators. We encourage you to link your proposals with relevant strategy documents as well (such as National Climate Change Action Plan, 10th Development Plan, Sustainable Development Plan, EU Progress Reports, EU acquis etc...). Indicators of success and outputs must be measurable and carefully aligned to the overall project purpose. Activities should be designed to deliver specific outputs. Proposals can aim to deliver against more than one of the Fund s indicators or objectives. Proposals must be able to demonstrate that the direct beneficiary of the project is Turkey. They must be administered with the promotion of Turkey s overall economic and sustainable development as their main objective. Project designs must outline a strong plan for engagement with stakeholders and beneficiaries. We would particularly welcome projects that target state organisations as the beneficiary of the projects. Projects developed in direct consultation with state organisations, to increase the governmental buy-in, at the concept stage and arising out of strong demand-driven process will be preferred. Project implementers can include NGOs, government or business entities. A typical project would involve an NGO or business implementing a project on behalf of a Government institution. We are open to different project stakeholder relationships, but working with governments and official bodies is more likely to result in high impact, transformational outcomes which outlive the duration of the project. We give special importance to TR-UK partnerships so we strongly encourage you to consider utilizing bilateral cooperation opportunities by engaging British partners. Proposals focusing purely on research, analysis, seminars or workshops will not be relevant unless they lead to specific and measurable action. However we put special emphasis on projects which utilizes science and innovation components as a driver of growth towards a low carbon economy. Proposals must make clear that they are adding value to, and not duplicating other donor activity. FCO funding may be used to leverage co-funding from other donors. Co-funded projects are particularly welcomed. Proposals should include any publicity, dissemination and outreach activities in the budget from the outset. Any media work should be directly related to the project proposal and is subject to securing approval from the FCO in advance.

6 Fund Structure in Turkey 1. The Prosperity Fund in Turkey is managed by the British Embassy, Ankara. Information about bidding rounds is published on the Embassy s website: https://www.gov.uk/uk-prosperity-fund-turkey 2. Bidding rounds are split between a concept and full bid stage. Projects are selected by a Programme Board which includes representatives from the British Embassy, the FCO as well as other relevant governmental departments. 3. Proposals should be submitted to the Embassy on the standard FCO bidding form (available on the Embassy and FCO s websites). Organisations looking to submit a bid are strongly encouraged to talk to the Prosperity Fund Project Coordinator in the British Embassy at an early stage. We will make payments to project implementers only in arrears on a quarterly basis and not in advance. Project administrative costs (not including consultancy or expertise fees) should be less than 10% of the overall budget. Please refer to our financial management guide and activity based budget template when designing project budgets. 4. The FCO places a strong emphasis on programme and project-level evaluation. Implementing organisations must submit quarterly progress reports for the duration of the project, and submit a project completion form within three months of the project conclusion. Please refer to our quarterly progress report and project completion report templates to have an idea about the reporting procedure. 5. We are looking for projects which start to run as of March 2015 until 31 March 2016 (the end of the UK s financial year). Funding cannot be guaranteed after this point. We will, however, consider modular project bids which offer the opportunity to approve further work into Please discuss with the Project Coordinator. 6. All Proposals should: Outline a clear impact. We want to know what changes the project will make. Demonstrate that host governments have been consulted and are supportive or if they have not, the bid should explain how the project has sufficient buy-in from the necessary stakeholders to deliver the expected outcomes. Demonstrate that local partnerships are already established. 7. Timeline Open Call for Concept Bids: 11 November 2014 Deadline for Submission of Concept Bids: 19 December 2014 Call for Full Bids 19 January 2015 Deadline for Submission of Full Bids 10 February 2015 Contracting of the Projects March 2015

Tackling Climate Change through Low Carbon Economic Development in Turkey. Deadline for submission of concept bids 19 December 2014

Tackling Climate Change through Low Carbon Economic Development in Turkey. Deadline for submission of concept bids 19 December 2014 PROSPERITY FUND TURKEY INFORMATION NOTE FOR THE 2015-2016 PROGRAMME Background The Foreign and Commonwealth Office s programme funds seek to create real, measurable outcomes in support of the UK s Foreign

More information

The Role of Public Policy in Sustainable Infrastructure

The Role of Public Policy in Sustainable Infrastructure The Role of Public Policy in Sustainable Infrastructure Zia Qureshi Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution Infrastructure development, economic growth, and climate

More information

21 PROGRESSIVE PROPOSALS FOR COP21 approved by the PES Presidency on 9 October, to be adopted by PES Leaders on 21 October in Paris

21 PROGRESSIVE PROPOSALS FOR COP21 approved by the PES Presidency on 9 October, to be adopted by PES Leaders on 21 October in Paris 21 PROGRESSIVE PROPOSALS FOR COP21 approved by the PES Presidency on 9 October, to be adopted by PES Leaders on 21 October in Paris The world community will have the unique opportunity to tackle dangerous

More information

I. 2030 CLIMATE AD EERGY POLICY FRAMEWORK

I. 2030 CLIMATE AD EERGY POLICY FRAMEWORK uropean Council Brussels, 23 October 2014 (OR. en) SN 79/14 NOT Subject: uropean Council (23 and 24 October 2014) Conclusions on 2030 Climate and nergy Policy Framework I. 2030 CLIMAT AD RGY POLICY FRAMWORK

More information

E VIRO ME T Council meeting Luxembourg, 14 October 2013

E VIRO ME T Council meeting Luxembourg, 14 October 2013 COU CIL OF THE EUROPEA U IO EN Conclusions on Preparations for the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United ations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 9th session

More information

expanding bilateral cooperation in research and development, especially in renewable energy higher education

expanding bilateral cooperation in research and development, especially in renewable energy higher education VII EU-Mexico Summit Brussels, 12 June 2015 Joint Statement 1. We, the leaders of the European Union and the United Mexican States, met today in Brussels and agreed to foster a closer and stronger Strategic

More information

Energy Union. Integrated, Interconnected, Resilient and Secure

Energy Union. Integrated, Interconnected, Resilient and Secure Energy Union Integrated, Interconnected, Resilient and Secure 1 «I want to reform and reorganise Europe s energy policy in a new European Energy Union. Jean Claude Juncker 2 Energy in the EU Results achieved

More information

Norwegian position on the proposed EU framework for climate and energy policies towards 2030

Norwegian position on the proposed EU framework for climate and energy policies towards 2030 Norwegian position on the proposed EU framework for climate and energy policies towards 2030 The EU plays an important role as a global leader in climate policy and has a fundamental interest in strengthening

More information

One year after the UN Climate Change Conference and Sustainable Development Summit: EU and EaP policy

One year after the UN Climate Change Conference and Sustainable Development Summit: EU and EaP policy One year after the UN Change Conference and Sustainable Development Summit: EU and EaP policy Niels Schuster DG European Commission Outline Sustainable Development Goals & Paris Agreement The EU's response

More information

6061/16 YML/ik 1 DG C 1

6061/16 YML/ik 1 DG C 1 Council of the European Union Brussels, 15 February 2016 (OR. en) 6061/16 OUTCOME OF PROCEEDINGS From: To: General Secretariat of the Council Delegations No. prev. doc.: 6049/16 Subject: European climate

More information

F A C T S H E E T. EU-US Summit (Brussels, 26 March 2014) and EU-US relations

F A C T S H E E T. EU-US Summit (Brussels, 26 March 2014) and EU-US relations Brussels, 24 March 2014 140324/01 F A C T S H E E T EU-US Summit (Brussels, 26 March 2014) and EU-US relations The Leaders of the European Union and the United States of America will meet on 26 March 2014

More information

Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020

Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020 European Commission - Fact Sheet Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020 Brussels, 25 February 2015

More information

Executive Training Program for Young Energy Leaders. Energy Efficiency Governance Why investing in energy efficiency is important?

Executive Training Program for Young Energy Leaders. Energy Efficiency Governance Why investing in energy efficiency is important? Executive Training Program for Young Energy Leaders Energy Efficiency Governance Why investing in energy efficiency is important? Astana, 11 June 2014 Presented by Bilyana Chobanova Energy Efficiency Expert

More information

Capacity Building in the New Member States and Accession Countries on Further Climate Change Action Post-2012

Capacity Building in the New Member States and Accession Countries on Further Climate Change Action Post-2012 Capacity Building in the New Member States and Accession Countries on Further Climate Change Action Post-2012 (Service Contract N o 070402/2004/395810/MAR/C2) 29 November 2007 Almost all New Members States

More information

June 2015. Position Paper Contribution to the debate on electricity market design and capacity markets

June 2015. Position Paper Contribution to the debate on electricity market design and capacity markets June 2015 Position Paper Contribution to the debate on electricity market design and capacity markets Eurogas is the association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors.

More information

CCL 15/12/09 - SMART GRID SMART CITY

CCL 15/12/09 - SMART GRID SMART CITY ITEM-148 CCL 15/12/09 - SMART GRID SMART CITY STRATEGIC THEME: ENVIRONMENT REPORT BY: FUTURE CITY CONTACT: JUDY JAEGER / PETER DORMAND TELEPHONE: 4974 2875 / 4974 2542 PURPOSE 1 In the May 2009 Federal

More information

are country driven and in conformity with, and supportive of, national development priorities;

are country driven and in conformity with, and supportive of, national development priorities; OPERATIONAL PROGRAM NUMBER 6 PROMOTING THE ADOPTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY BY REMOVING BARRIERS AND REDUCING IMPLEMENTATION COSTS 6.1 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) seeks

More information

TERMS OF REFERENCE. Regional Trade Adviser, East African Community Secretariat. Hub and Spokes II Programme

TERMS OF REFERENCE. Regional Trade Adviser, East African Community Secretariat. Hub and Spokes II Programme TERMS OF REFERENCE Regional Trade Adviser, East African Community Secretariat Hub and Spokes II Programme Location: East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania Closing date: 17:00 GMT on 3 January

More information

Delegations will find attached the conclusions adopted by the European Council at the above meeting.

Delegations will find attached the conclusions adopted by the European Council at the above meeting. European Council Brussels, 20 March 2015 (OR. en) EUCO 11/15 CO EUR 1 CONCL 1 COVER NOTE From: General Secretariat of the Council To: Delegations Subject: European Council meeting (19 and 20 March 2015)

More information

UNECE Energy Week Geneva. in Energy Security

UNECE Energy Week Geneva. in Energy Security UNECE Energy Week Geneva Investing in Energy Security Committee on Sustainable Energy and related Meetings Wednesday 28 November 2007 Special Session: Investing in and Financing the Hydrocarbon Sector

More information

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. on EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage (2016/2059(INI))

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. on EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage (2016/2059(INI)) European Parliament 2014-2019 Committee on Industry, Research and Energy 2016/2059(INI) 10.5.2016 DRAFT REPORT on EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage (2016/2059(INI)) Committee on Industry,

More information

Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy

Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy Policy statement Energy efficiency: a world business perspective Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy Key messages Energy efficiency is a fundamental element in progress towards a sustainable

More information

1. Title: Support for International Development Research

1. Title: Support for International Development Research Ministry of Foreign Affairs TAS File no.: 104.C.110.b. Internal Grant Committee Meeting 2 April 2014 Agenda Item no.: 2 1. Title: Support for International Development Research 2. Partners: African Economic

More information

Nordea Asset Management. Our Approach on Climate Change

Nordea Asset Management. Our Approach on Climate Change Nordea Asset Management Our Approach on Climate Change Introduction Scientific fact base The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report concludes that Climate change and

More information

EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL POLICY TOOLS FOR EMISSION REDUCTION

EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL POLICY TOOLS FOR EMISSION REDUCTION Submission of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Building Initiative (SBCI) to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) 24 April

More information

"I/A" ITEM NOTE From: General Secretariat of the Council Coreper/Council Subject: Draft Council conclusions on EU relations with EFTA countries

I/A ITEM NOTE From: General Secretariat of the Council Coreper/Council Subject: Draft Council conclusions on EU relations with EFTA countries COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 5 December 2008 16651/1/08 REV 1 AELE 17 EEE 50 N 48 CH 71 ISL 36 FL 43 "I/A" ITEM NOTE From: General Secretariat of the Council To: Coreper/Council Subject: Draft

More information

NGO Major Group Priorities and Actions for sustainable development in SIDS

NGO Major Group Priorities and Actions for sustainable development in SIDS NGO Major Group Priorities and Actions for sustainable development in SIDS This statement is made by civil society organisations participating in the SIDS Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting held in Barbados

More information

On the road to Paris A GLOBAL DEAL IS OUR BUSINESS

On the road to Paris A GLOBAL DEAL IS OUR BUSINESS POSITION PAPER June 2015 On the road to Paris A GLOBAL DEAL IS OUR BUSINESS KEY MESSAGES 1 2 3 A legally-binding agreement with comparable mitigation efforts from major economies is the best mechanism

More information

Request for Proposals from non-for-profit organizations

Request for Proposals from non-for-profit organizations Request for Proposals from non-for-profit organizations Request to submit a written and financial proposal for a work assignment with UNESCO on Support and development of journalism entry education in

More information

EU Heating and Cooling Strategy

EU Heating and Cooling Strategy EU Heating and Cooling Strategy March 2016 Unit Energy Efficiency DG ENER European Commission EU Strategy for Heating and Cooling One of the actions under the Energy Union Strategic Framework and Roadmap

More information

Delegations will find attached the conclusions adopted by the European Council at the above meeting.

Delegations will find attached the conclusions adopted by the European Council at the above meeting. European Council Brussels, 28 June 2016 (OR. en) EUCO 26/16 CO EUR 5 CONCL 3 COVER NOTE From: General Secretariat of the Council To: Delegations Subject: European Council meeting (28 June 2016) Conclusions

More information

Outline. 1. Climate and energy: where do we stand? 2. Why a new framework for 2030? 3. How it works. 4. Main challenges. 5.

Outline. 1. Climate and energy: where do we stand? 2. Why a new framework for 2030? 3. How it works. 4. Main challenges. 5. 1 Outline 1. Climate and energy: where do we stand? 2. Why a new framework for 2030? 3. How it works 4. Main challenges 5. and benefits 6. Other key points 7. Next steps 2 1. Climate and energy: where

More information

For a Green Economy Tomorrow, Private Sector Development Today will Tip the Scales!

For a Green Economy Tomorrow, Private Sector Development Today will Tip the Scales! DCED Green Growth Working Group For a Green Economy Tomorrow, Private Sector Development Today will Tip the Scales! The Rio+20 summit in June 2012 will further substantiate the concept of sustainable development

More information

(COSAC) CONTRIBUTION OF THE XLI COSAC

(COSAC) CONTRIBUTION OF THE XLI COSAC Conference of Community and European Affairs Committees of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) CONTRIBUTION OF THE XLI COSAC Prague, 10-12 May 2009 1. Current Economic and Financial Situation 1.1

More information

Geothermal ERA NET. 7 th Geothermal ERA NET meeting Trieste, Italy 10-11 September 2014. Guðni A Jóhannesson Director General, Orkustofnun, Iceland

Geothermal ERA NET. 7 th Geothermal ERA NET meeting Trieste, Italy 10-11 September 2014. Guðni A Jóhannesson Director General, Orkustofnun, Iceland Cooperation between European countries through the Geothermal ERA NET 7 th meeting Trieste, Italy 10-11 September 2014 Guðni A Jóhannesson Director General, Afternoon Session The is supported by the European

More information

Resolution: Energy and climate. Year and Congress: November 2009, Barcelona. Category: Environment and Energy. Page: 1. Energy and climate change

Resolution: Energy and climate. Year and Congress: November 2009, Barcelona. Category: Environment and Energy. Page: 1. Energy and climate change The European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party, convening in, Catalonia on 19th and 20th November 2009: Notes that: The EU is responsible for approximately 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions

More information

DG ENERGY Consultation: EU Strategy for Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas Storage Consultation Response

DG ENERGY Consultation: EU Strategy for Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas Storage Consultation Response DG ENERGY Consultation: EU Strategy for Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas Storage Consultation Response Energy UK is the trade association for the energy industry. We represent over 80 members comprising generators

More information

Delegations will find attached the conclusions adopted by the European Council at the above meeting.

Delegations will find attached the conclusions adopted by the European Council at the above meeting. European Council Brussels, 16 October 2015 (OR. en) EUCO 26/15 CO EUR 10 CONCL 4 COVER NOTE From: General Secretariat of the Council To: Delegations Subject: European Council meeting (15 October 2015)

More information

Norwegian Financial Mechanism Memorandum of Understanding Hungary MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Norwegian Financial Mechanism Memorandum of Understanding Hungary MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NORWEGIAN FINANCIAL MECHANISM 2009 2014 between THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY hereinafter referred to as the Beneficiary State and THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY,

More information

Final Report High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth

Final Report High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth Final Report High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth February 11, 2013 INTRODUCTION As the United States-European Union High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth (HLWG) noted in its June 19, 2012

More information

Climate change: Everyone s business

Climate change: Everyone s business Climate change: Everyone s business A summary report from the CBI Climate Change Task Force November 2007 Copyright CBI 2007 The content may not be copied, distributed, reported or dealt with in whole

More information

Regulation on the implementation of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2009-2014

Regulation on the implementation of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 adopted by the EEA Financial Mechanism Committee pursuant to Article 8.8 of Protocol 38b to the EEA Agreement on 13 January 2011 and confirmed

More information

GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE (GACSA)

GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE (GACSA) GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE (GACSA) FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT Version 01 :: 1 September 2014 I Vision 1. In today s world there is enough food produced for all to be well-fed, but one person

More information

U.S. Submission on Elements of the 2015 Agreement Introduction

U.S. Submission on Elements of the 2015 Agreement Introduction U.S. Submission on Elements of the 2015 Agreement Introduction The United States is pleased to present its views on elements of the 2015 agreement. Before turning to specific elements, we would like to

More information

The URBACT III Programme Guide to URBACT Action Planning Networks

The URBACT III Programme Guide to URBACT Action Planning Networks The URBACT III Programme Guide to URBACT Action Planning Networks March 2015 1 FOREWORD The present Guide aims to introduce potential partners into the world of URBACT Action Planning Networks. It will

More information

THE CARBON PRICE COMMUNIQUÉ A CALL FROM BUSINESS FOR A CLEAR, TRANSPARENT AND ROBUST PRICE ON CARBON

THE CARBON PRICE COMMUNIQUÉ A CALL FROM BUSINESS FOR A CLEAR, TRANSPARENT AND ROBUST PRICE ON CARBON THE CARBON PRICE COMMUNIQUÉ A CALL FROM BUSINESS FOR A CLEAR, TRANSPARENT AND ROBUST PRICE ON CARBON A Call from Global Business The Corporate Climate Communiqués are international business statements

More information

CONCLUSIONS 10 th ATHENS FORUM 24-25 April 2007

CONCLUSIONS 10 th ATHENS FORUM 24-25 April 2007 Welcoming remarks CONCLUSIONS 10 th ATHENS FORUM 24-25 April 2007 1. The Secretary General of the Greek Ministry for Development opened the Forum. He underlined the progress made in developing the regional

More information

The Contribution of Rail in Mitigating Climate Change

The Contribution of Rail in Mitigating Climate Change The Contribution of Rail in Mitigating Climate Change Philippe Citroën Director General, UNIFE PPMC Transport Day Paris, 6 December 2015 Who we are n UNIFE represents the European Rail Supply Industry

More information

The United Nations Environment Programme and the 2030 Agenda. Global Action for People and the Planet

The United Nations Environment Programme and the 2030 Agenda. Global Action for People and the Planet The United Nations Environment Programme and the 2030 Agenda Global Action for People and the Planet Unemployment, resource scarcity, climate change, food insecurity and inequity all signal the need for

More information

Review of the Energy Savings Scheme. Position Paper

Review of the Energy Savings Scheme. Position Paper Review of the Energy Savings Scheme Position Paper October 2015 Contents Executive summary... 3 Energy Savings Scheme Review Report package... 3 Expanding to gas... 3 Target, penalties and duration...

More information

Energy Security: Role of Regional Cooperation

Energy Security: Role of Regional Cooperation Energy Security: Role of Regional Cooperation Traian Chebeleu Today s Conference is dedicated to a topic that has deeply preoccupied the governments and the business communities in the Emerging Europe,

More information

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT FEMM BIENNIAL STOCKTAKE 2012

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT FEMM BIENNIAL STOCKTAKE 2012 PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT PIFS(12)FEMK.05 FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING Tarawa, Kiribati 2-4 July 2012 SESSION 2 FEMM BIENNIAL STOCKTAKE 2012 The attached paper, prepared by the Forum Secretariat,

More information

GLENEAGLES PLAN OF ACTION CLIMATE CHANGE, CLEAN ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. 1. We will take forward actions in the following key areas:

GLENEAGLES PLAN OF ACTION CLIMATE CHANGE, CLEAN ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. 1. We will take forward actions in the following key areas: GLENEAGLES PLAN OF ACTION CLIMATE CHANGE, CLEAN ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1. We will take forward actions in the following key areas: Transforming the way we use energy Powering a cleaner future

More information

A Systematic Approach for the use of Climate Finance in Sustainable Transport

A Systematic Approach for the use of Climate Finance in Sustainable Transport A Systematic Approach for the use of Climate Finance in Sustainable Transport Stacy A. Swann (consultant with GIZ) Transport Day, Paris December 6, 2015 Page 1 Why is Financing Low-Carbon Transport Important?

More information

PACEsetter Fund. www.pacesetterfund.org

PACEsetter Fund. www.pacesetterfund.org Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Government of India PACEsetter Fund Early-stage grant funding to accelerate the commercialization of innovative off-grid clean energy products, systems, and business

More information

EU SET-Plan Strategic Energy Technology Plan

EU SET-Plan Strategic Energy Technology Plan Driving a revolution in Europe s energy systems EU SET-Plan Strategic Energy Technology Plan 2 AMBITIOUS GOALS REQUIRE AN AMBITIOUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AGENDA As part of its efforts to tackle climate

More information

FRAMEWORK FOR ADVANCING TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMIC INTEGRATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FRAMEWORK FOR ADVANCING TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMIC INTEGRATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FRAMEWORK FOR ADVANCING TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMIC INTEGRATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA We, leaders of the European Union and the United States of America: Believing that

More information

Security Council. United Nations S/2008/434

Security Council. United Nations S/2008/434 United Nations S/2008/434 Security Council Distr.: General 3 July 2008 Original: English Special report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1806 (2008) on the United Nations

More information

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Brussels, 7 October 2003 (OR. en) 12858/03 RECH 152 OC 589

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Brussels, 7 October 2003 (OR. en) 12858/03 RECH 152 OC 589 COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 7 October 2003 (OR. en) 12858/03 RECH 152 OC 589 LEGISLATIVE ACTS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS Subject : Council Decision on the signing of the Framework Agreement between

More information

SEVENTY-SIXTH MEETING WASHINGTON, DC OCTOBER

SEVENTY-SIXTH MEETING WASHINGTON, DC OCTOBER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries) SEVENTY-SIXTH MEETING WASHINGTON, DC OCTOBER

More information

Business Model Framework: Terms and Criteria for Grants and Concessional Loans

Business Model Framework: Terms and Criteria for Grants and Concessional Loans Business Model Framework: Terms and Criteria for Grants and Concessional Loans GCF/B.05/07 17 September 2013 Meeting of the Board 8-10 October 2013 Paris, France Agenda item 4 (f) Page b Recommended action

More information

Introduction to the 2015 Horizon 2020 Energy Call for Proposals. 14 July 2014

Introduction to the 2015 Horizon 2020 Energy Call for Proposals. 14 July 2014 Introduction to the 2015 Horizon 2020 Energy Call for Proposals 14 July 2014 Overview Horizon 2020 Overview Energy Challenge Work Programme and Calls for Proposals Horizon 2020 opportunities outside the

More information

Regulation on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014

Regulation on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Regulation on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 adopted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs pursuant to Article 8.8 of the Agreement between the Kingdom of Norway

More information

Newton PhD Placements

Newton PhD Placements Newton PhD Placements GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATIONS July 2015 Page 1 of 8 1. Background The Newton Fund is an Emerging Powers Research and Innovation Fund to support science and innovation partnerships with

More information

Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers Background document Session Green growth: greening the European Semester and the EU 2020 Strategy

Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers Background document Session Green growth: greening the European Semester and the EU 2020 Strategy Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers Background document Session Green growth: greening the European Semester and the EU 2020 Strategy 1) Introduction Milan, 16July 2014-15.00-18.00 The European

More information

10 Business Recommendations for Productivity, Prosperity, and Inclusive Growth

10 Business Recommendations for Productivity, Prosperity, and Inclusive Growth 10 Business Recommendations for Productivity, Prosperity, and Inclusive Growth BIAC Statement to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2016 1-2 June 2016, Paris BIAC speaks for business at the OECD. Established

More information

SUBMISSION BY THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

SUBMISSION BY THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SUBMISSION BY THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 22 October 2015 Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of the United Arab Emirates In the post-2020 period the United Arab Emirates will continue to expand its

More information

Council conclusions on strengthening the external dimension of the EU energy policy

Council conclusions on strengthening the external dimension of the EU energy policy COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Council conclusions on strengthening the external dimension of the EU energy policy 3127th TRANSPORT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS and ERGY Council meeting (Energy items) Brussels,

More information

Risks and uncertainties

Risks and uncertainties Risks and uncertainties Our risk management approach We have a well-established risk management methodology which we use throughout the business to allow us to identify and manage the principal risks that

More information

Voluntary Carbon Markets: how can they serve climate policies?

Voluntary Carbon Markets: how can they serve climate policies? Voluntary Carbon Markets: how can they serve climate policies? Pierre Guigon BlueNext OECD Global Carbon Markets Workshop Paris, 19 20 April 2010 Prerequisites Voluntary carbon market (VCM) Created outside

More information

ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Opportunities and Challenges

ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Opportunities and Challenges ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Opportunities and Challenges Presented by: Marco Matteini UNIDO Industrial Energy Efficiency Unit Hotel Ickale, Ankara, Turkey Tuesday, 18 May 2010 1 Presentation Outline

More information

I. GROWTH, COMPETITIVENESS AND JOBS A. THE EUROPEAN SEMESTER

I. GROWTH, COMPETITIVENESS AND JOBS A. THE EUROPEAN SEMESTER 17.3 The European economy is recovering, after several years of limited or even negative growth. The recovery is expected to strengthen this year. The European Council had an exchange of views on the economic

More information

Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations 2 United Nations Plaza DC New York

Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations 2 United Nations Plaza DC New York 11-33011 -1- Translated from Spanish ECR-449-2011 The Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations presents its compliments to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and has the honour

More information

Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy

Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy Policy statement Energy security: a world business perspective Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy Key messages Energy is an essential input for businesses of every size, whether domestic

More information

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 18.4.2007 COM(2007) 183 final COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND

More information

Statement. Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya

Statement. Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya Please Check Against Delivery United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) Statement

More information

PRIORITIES TURKEY MAY 2013

PRIORITIES TURKEY MAY 2013 www.sigmaweb.org PRIORITIES TURKEY MAY 2013 This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official

More information

Strategic Guidance for Community Planning Partnerships: Community Learning and Development

Strategic Guidance for Community Planning Partnerships: Community Learning and Development Strategic Guidance for Community Planning Partnerships: Community Learning and Development COMMUNITY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIC GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING PARTNERSHIPS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This

More information

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax The Platform for Collaboration on Tax Concept Note 19 April 2016 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) United Nations (UN) World Bank (WB) A.

More information

The common fund-raising strategy

The common fund-raising strategy Substantive Officer: LB Agenda item: 8 (a) Implementation of paragraphs 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 of decision 6/COP.9 The common fund-raising strategy The Conference of the Parties, Recalling that strategic objective

More information

St. Petersburg Declaration - Energy Security: Challenges and Strategic Choices

St. Petersburg Declaration - Energy Security: Challenges and Strategic Choices APEC Saint Petersburg, Russia, 24-25 Jun 2012 2012 APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting St. Petersburg Declaration - Energy Security: Challenges and Strategic Choices 1. We, the Energy Ministers of member economies

More information

NEGOTIATING FRAMEWORK FOR TURKEY. Principles governing the negotiations

NEGOTIATING FRAMEWORK FOR TURKEY. Principles governing the negotiations NEGOTIATING FRAMEWORK FOR TURKEY Principles governing the negotiations 1. The negotiations will be based on Turkey's own merits and the pace will depend on Turkey's progress in meeting the requirements

More information

DECLARATION OF THE 7 th WORLD SCIENCE FORUM ON The Enabling Power of Science. 7 th World Science Forum, Budapest, 7 th November 2015 PREAMBLE

DECLARATION OF THE 7 th WORLD SCIENCE FORUM ON The Enabling Power of Science. 7 th World Science Forum, Budapest, 7 th November 2015 PREAMBLE DECLARATION OF THE 7 th WORLD SCIENCE FORUM ON The Enabling Power of Science 7 th World Science Forum, Budapest, 7 th November 2015 PREAMBLE With the encouragement and support of the founding organisations

More information

Screening report Turkey

Screening report Turkey 13 February 2006 Screening report Turkey Chapter 26 Education and Culture Date of screening meetings: Explanatory meeting: 26 October 2005 Bilateral meeting: 16 November 2005 1 I. CHAPTER CONTENT The areas

More information

Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation. (Kirkenes, Norway, 3 4 June 2013)

Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation. (Kirkenes, Norway, 3 4 June 2013) 1 Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation (Kirkenes, Norway, 3 4 June 2013) Prime Ministers and other high-level representatives of the members of the Barents Euro- Arctic

More information

Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair. Recommendation of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation

Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair. Recommendation of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation United Nations FCCC/SBI/2012/L.47 Distr.: Limited 1 December 2012 Original: English Subsidiary Body for Implementation Thirty-seventh session Doha, 26 November to 1 December 2012 Agenda item 14 Article

More information

liquefied natural gas and gas storage

liquefied natural gas and gas storage Views of the Energy Community Secretariat (hereafter referred to as the Secretariat ) on the Consultation Paper on an EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage The Secretariat welcomes the

More information

Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform. Public Procurement for Smart Cities

Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform. Public Procurement for Smart Cities Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform Public Procurement for Smart Cities SMART CITIES STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM FINANCE WORKING GROUP GUIDANCE DOCUMENT PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR SMART CITIES Document information

More information

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Announcement of the first call for proposals step 1

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Announcement of the first call for proposals step 1 Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Announcement of the first call for proposals step 1 12 February 2015 1. ANNOUNCEMENT The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme invites public and private organisations established

More information

Decision PC.2/dc.1 on the Interim Work Programme 2009/2010

Decision PC.2/dc.1 on the Interim Work Programme 2009/2010 PREPARATORY COMMISSION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY Annex 8: Decision on the Interim Work Programme 2009/2010 Report Annex 7 Second session Monday, 29 June 2009 Sharm El Sheikh International

More information

Mr. Chairman, Mr. President, distinguished Governors, ladies and gentlemen,

Mr. Chairman, Mr. President, distinguished Governors, ladies and gentlemen, Statement by Mr. Jun AZUMI, Minister of Finance of Japan, at the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (Manila, Philippines, May 4, 2012) 1. Introduction Mr.

More information

COP-21 in Paris a guide for investors October 2015

COP-21 in Paris a guide for investors October 2015 Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change COP-21 in Paris a guide for investors October 2015 COP-21 could be a turning point in the world s response to climate change governments have decided that

More information

Major Economies Business Forum: Expectations for the Green Climate Fund

Major Economies Business Forum: Expectations for the Green Climate Fund Major Economies Business Forum: Expectations for the Green Climate Fund KEY MESSAGES To mobilize private investments at scale, financial support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) should crowd-in private

More information

LHT S ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2015-20. It s My Home

LHT S ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2015-20. It s My Home LHT S ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2015-20 It s My Home 0 ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2015-20 It s My Home Contents Page No 1. WHAT DOES OUR ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AIM TO DO? 2 2. WHY IS ASSET MANAGEMENT

More information

Principal risks and uncertainties

Principal risks and uncertainties Principal risks and uncertainties Our risk management approach We have a well-established risk management methodology which we use throughout the business to allow us to identify and manage the principal

More information

Council conclusions on a transformative post-2015 agenda. General Affairs Council meeting Brussels, 16 December 2014

Council conclusions on a transformative post-2015 agenda. General Affairs Council meeting Brussels, 16 December 2014 Council of the European Union PRESS EN COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS Brussels, 16 December 2014 Council conclusions on a transformative post-2015 agenda General Affairs Council meeting Brussels, 16 December 2014

More information

Portfolio Carbon Initiative

Portfolio Carbon Initiative Portfolio Carbon Initiative Acting as market makers, capital providers, and advisers, financial institutions (FIs) are important actors in the shift to a low-carbon economy. As providers of debt and equity,

More information

ANSWERS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT QUESTIONNAIRE TO THE COMMISSIONER-DESIGNATE. Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE. Climate Action and Energy

ANSWERS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT QUESTIONNAIRE TO THE COMMISSIONER-DESIGNATE. Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE. Climate Action and Energy EN ANSWERS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT QUESTIONNAIRE TO THE COMMISSIONER-DESIGNATE Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE Climate Action and Energy 1. General competence, European commitment and personal independence What

More information

Reviving local public investments. Flexibility is needed in the existing rules of the Stability and Growth Pact. CEMR Position paper December 2015

Reviving local public investments. Flexibility is needed in the existing rules of the Stability and Growth Pact. CEMR Position paper December 2015 Reviving local public investments Flexibility is needed in the existing rules of the Stability and Growth Pact CEMR Position paper December 2015 Council of European Municipalities and Regions Registered

More information