The Austrian Development Agency has contributed EUR 300,000 to UNITAR’s Climate Change Programme, in support of the activities of a project that contributes to improve the ability of developing countries to address climate change, through developing adaptation measures and planning mitigation strategies.

The project entitled “Capacity Development for Adaptation to climate Change and GHG Mitigation” (C3D+) is an 8 million Euro project, that brings together Regional Centers of excellence located in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean, to form a network that pools and shares expertise to develop tools and learning materials, expected to benefit at least 3000 persons mainly in developing countries.
The C3D+ Project is in its second year of implementation and is a multi-donor project with the European Commission/AIDCO as the current major donor.
The Regional Centers of excellence forming the  C3D+ network include; Munasinghe Institute for Sustainable Development (MIND), of  Srilanka, Climate Systems Analysis Group of the University (CSAG) of Cape Town, Energy Research Centre (ERC)of the University of Cape Town, Environment Development Action in the Third world (ENDA), Senegal, The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Belize, SPREP, Samoa, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)   and the partners are the Stockholm Environment Institute SEI, and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD).
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