The Environment and Climate Change Mainstreaming 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 Environment and Climate Change Mainstreaming Facility helps colleagues build their knowledge on the integration of environment and climate change in development cooperation and provides guidance on how to identify and maximise opportunities to green programmes and actions. 

To support efforts to implement the Green Deal and help partners engage in transformative change, the Environment and Climate Change Mainstreaming Facility offers remote and on-site assistance to EU staff and national partners.

 

Services provided:

Raising awareness: we communicate, engage with stakeholders and exchange good practices on environmental and climate change mainstreaming.

Building capacities and organising training courses on Greening EU development cooperation, Greening national development, and on related themes, for EU colleagues and national partners, in Delegations and in Headquarters, in collaboration with other support facilities.

Development of tools and methodological support for the implementation of adequate procedures, tools and products (studies, action documents, guidelines, sector notes).

Reviewing Action Documents for the integration of climate change and environmental aspects.

Development of tools and methodological support for the implementation of adequate procedures, tools and products (studies, action documents, guidelines, sector notes).

Remote and on-site technical assistance (helpdesk): we provide support to integrate the environment and climate change into all phases of the cycle of operations: programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and financial tracking of EU cooperation.

Tools

The European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA) has developed a compre-hensive toolbox to support environment and climate change mainstreaming in EU International Cooperation and Partnerships.

Discover the main tools: