WWF's recommendations for the EU Global Public Goods and Challenges programme



Posted on 14 June 2013  | 

In the context of the on-going EU programming process for development cooperation, for the period 2014-2020, WWF has shared with the European Commission and the European External Action Service some recommendations for the future EU Global Public Goods and Challenges programme (GPGC).

WWF welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) programme in the new Development Cooperation Instrument and its strong focus on tackling environmental and climate challenges.

WWF believes this programme should help Europe to engage internationally and proactively in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss not only to deliver on its international commitments but also to boost efforts for the implementation of key multilateral environmental agreements.

The GPGC will be a valuable tool to tackle major global challenges through the proposed cross-cutting, multi-stakeholder and global approaches. It will also be a potentially important vehicle to pursue environmental and development objectives in an integrated way in a new post 2015 development framework.

The recommendations are based on WWF own experience with the current ENRTP thematic programme, other EU funded programmes and ideas and inputs of colleagues in the WWF global network.
Like crossing rivers in Madagascar, putting together conservation and development is not an easy task.
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