The European Union Greening Facility
Do you need advice to help you better integrate the environment and climate change in a project or a programme? Do you need to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment for an agricultural value chain project, for example? Or a Climate Risk Assessment for a transport sector programme? Or maybe you need to commission a Strategic Environmental Assessment in the context of an energy sector reform contract?
The European Union Greening Facility helps colleagues build their knowledge on the integration of environment and climate change in external actions and provides guidance on how to identify and maximise opportunities to green programmes and projects.
To support efforts to implement the Green Deal and help partners engage in transformative change, the EU Greening Facility offers remote and on-site assistance to EU staff and national partners.
Raising awareness and increasing the understanding of EU staff and partner countries regarding the importance of effectively and systematically integrating environment, biodiversity, climate change and disaster risk reduction in policies programmes, investments and budget support operations.
Building capacities and strengthening knowledge of all stakeholders, in particular of EU staff, through training, sharing of knowledge and expertise and other capacity development activities.
Tracking financial flows: systematically checking that all financial contributions to environment, biodiversity, climate and disaster risk reduction objectives are captured, in compliance with applicable guidelines, and that the contribution of the EU to these objectives is monitored, analysed and reported on.
Reviewing actions for all programmes, blending/investments and budget support operations and providing support during the design phase to enhance the integration of environment, biodiversity, climate and disaster risk reduction as well as to support the implementation of the Green Deal and the achievement of targets.
Developing and promoting guidance material and mainstreaming tools to green EU partnerships, and promote their use for successful implementation.
The European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA) has developed a comprehensive toolbox to support environment and climate change mainstreaming in EU International Cooperation and Partnerships.
You can find here the main tools available:
- Guidelines No. 6: “Integrating the Environment and Climate Change into EU International Cooperation and Development” (2016). Available also in Spanish, French
- Quick tips to integrate environment and climate change into sectoral programming
- Sector Notes for the Integration of Environment and Climate Change (in Agriculture, Food Security
and Rural Development; Energy and Water and Sanitation). Available in EN, FR, ES.
- Climate Change Sector Scripts (for climate change mainstreaming in Education, Health, Ecosystems & Biodiversity Management, Solid Waste Management, Trade and Investment).
- Short guide to the use of Rio markers
- Country Environmental Profile and Regional Environmental Profiles
- Environment and climate change screening (Français – Español)
- Sector Indicator Guidance for Programming
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Strategic Environmental Assessment
- Climate Risk Assessment (Français – Español)
- Validation of the DRR policy marker in the context of COVID-related actions – Guidance Note for evaluators
- Green Logical Framework & Indicators
Other tools and
methods are available at: