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European Commission
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European Commission
Directorate-General for Environment
Agriculture, Forests and Soil Unit
DG ENV.B.1
BU-5 5/178, 1049 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 299 63 61
luca.marmo@ec.europa.eu
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/soil/index_en.htm
Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where European Commission is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
Building Capacities for Increased Public Investment in Integrated Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Building capacities for increased public investment in integrated climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction is an initiative of UNISDR, supported by a variety of partners including the European Commission, Japan, UNDP, World Bank, JICA, among others, working with a number of SIDS across the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific to systematically account for disaster loss and to develop probabilistic estimations of future risk, with an emphasis in weather and climate change related hazards. The initiative provides evidence to support the integration of climate change adaptation measur...[more]

Partners
Caribbean: 7 East Caribbean Countries Indian Ocean: 3 Countries Pacific: Regional system (20 countries) plus Fiji, Solomon, and PNG UNISDR UNDP World Bank JICA European Union European Commission
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
CCRIF and UNECLAC

- Development and enhancement of a knowledge base for key natural hazard risks; - Regional studies concerning the economics of climate change and the impact of natural disasters on particular sectors such as tourism; - Decision-making tools which might be developed by CCRIF and/or ECLAC to assist in mitigating the economic impacts of natural catastrophes; and - Climate change adaptation strategies to facilitate decision making across the region.

Partners
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF); UNECLAC; CARICOM Member States Sponsored by World Bank; Caribbean Development Bank; EU
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

The best opportunity to slow the rate of near-term warming globally and in sensitive regions such as the Arctic is by cutting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) – most notably methane, black carbon and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widespread reductions, which complement the need for aggressive global action on carbon dioxide, contribute significantly to the goal of limiting warming to less than two degrees. Reducing SLCPs can also advance national priorities such as protecting air quality and public health, promoting food security, enhancing energy efficiency, and alleviat...[more]

Partners
111 Partners, 50 State and REIO, 16 IGO and 45 NGO partners (as of April 2016). Full list: http://ccacoalition.org/en/partners
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Compact2025

Compact2025 is an initiative for ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025. It brings stakeholders together to set priorities, innovate and learn, fine-tune actions, build on successes, and synthesize sharable lessons to accelerate progress.Compact2025- helps countries bring together sectors involved in food security and nutrition, build capacity, craft strategies, experiment with programs and policies, and make rapid progress; - creates a Knowledge and Innovation Hub to provide policymakers and practitioners with pragmatic, evidence-based guidance on scaling up successes to end hunger and und...[more]

Partners
PARTNERS: European Commission, Helen Keller International, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, International Fund for Agricultural Development, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, UPL Limited, World Food Programme
Sustainable Development Goals
Disaster Risk Management in the Islands of the Indian Ocean

The partnership focuses on strengthening the capacity of the islands of the Indian Ocean member of the Indian Ocean Commission and Zanzibar Island of the United Republic of Tanzania to reduce their vulnerability, exposure and protect the population of the region against loss and damage that result from catastrophic events.

Partners
Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion Island , Zanzibar/Tanzania, European Union, French Development Agency, Australian Government, UNISDR, World Bank
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Eco transport and air quality project

The project objectives are to reduce Transport Co2 and associated Air pollutants at point of combustion and provide simple MRV for transport projects in cities and across a wide range of sectors, including public transport, power generation, non road mobile machinery, marine and passenger vehicles, freight vehicles, trains and cars & motorcycles. The project provides incentives and inclusion by reducing operators costs and providing innovative financial mechanisms along wioth knowledge transfer, training and local assembly and or manufacture.

Partners
Impact Global emission solutions Ltd, AE BBV, Port of Antwerp,European Comission
Sustainable Development Goals
Energizing Development Initiative

Initiative will provide 500 million people in the developing world with the support they need to gain access to sustainable energy.

Partners
European Commission
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) / MAC (Macaronesia)

As a part of the Regional Integration Pilar of the Special Partnership between the EU and Cape Verde, the EU aims to support, through the European Union Ultra-Peripheral Regions (RUP), the integration of the Macaronesia space, with the objective of improving its structure and increase its dynamism and competitiveness, in line with the enlarged neighbourhood policy.Main areas of intervention: Renewable Energy, Biodiversity and Marine Conservation, Coastal Management and Hydraulic Resources, Tourism and other sectors.

Partners
European Union and Macaronesia Region (Açores, Madeira, Canary Islands)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
FOCUS

The FOCUS (Fisheries Open Source Community Software) community has been established with the purpose to create and maintain free software dedicated to the management, conservation and sustainably use of the fishery resource.

Partners
European Commission/DG-Mare, UNECE, Swedish Agency For Marine and Water Management, Government of Flanders Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, The Danish Agrifish Agency, Marine Scotland, European Fisheries Control Agency,Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti, Atlassian
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is an organizational network of tourism stakeholders of the public and private sectors, non-profits, UN agencies and programmes, international organizations and academic institutions. Partner organizations share the common vision and understanding of the goal of "sustainable tourism" and collaborate internationally, regionally or nationally to transform tourism globally. The mission is to transform the way tourism is done worldwide by building partnerships to support the implementation of sustainable tourism practices at destinations through adop...[more]

Partners
United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, the Government of France, Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Morocco, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Travel Foundation, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL)

Many local governments are responsible for sectors that deal with the practicalities of climate change adaptation – investing in and maintaining basic infrastructure, enforcing zoning laws, and managing disaster risk. In many developing countries, local governments lack the fiscal space to invest in ‘climate-proofing’ existing infrastructure or to undertake other forward-looking investments that help build resilience. Most resources come earmarked from central government for recurring expenditures, leaving little for capital investment. LoCAL is the UNCDF facility for investment in local level...[more]

Partners
UNCDF partners with the EU, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, GEF and SIDA, Solomon Islands
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
National Task Group on Sanitation

National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS) is a stakeholders forum that is concerned with the coordination of water and sanitation activities Nationally in Nigeria. The Task group will focus on the attainment the SDG:-6 to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. Through the adoption of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)to improve and increased access to water and sanitation and enhance behaviourial change to stop Open Defecation in Urban, Peri-Urban and Rural areas to achieve the result at States and Local Government levels.

Partners
FEDERAL MINISTERY OF WATER RESOURCE, SOCIETY FOR WATER AND SANITATION(NEWSAN), FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION,FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH,FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LAND, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HOUSING, WORKS AND POWER, UNICEF, NATIONAL ORIENTATION AGENCY, EUROPEAN UNION, WATERAID, NATIONAL ORIENTATION AGENCY WASH MEDIA, FEDERAL MINISTRY ...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIF)

The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is a Pacific-wide programme helping to provide sustainable financial services to low income households. By 2019 PFIP aims to have: - One million low-income people in the Pacific, with at least 50 per cent women, gain access to appropriate/affordable financial services; (600,000 achieved by 2014)- Additional 150,000 previously unbanked people, with at least 50 per cent women, gain access to a formal savings account;- Four additional Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) have national financial inclusion strategies that reflect gender differences and w...[more]

Partners
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ILO, Australian Government, European Union (EU), ACP/EU Microfinance, New Zealand Aid Programme, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Bank of Papua New Guinea, Central Bank of Samoa, Central Bank of Solomon Islands, National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, Fiji Department of Social Welfare, Fiji Ministry...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility

PRIF is a multi-agency coordination mechanism aimed at improving the delivery of development assistance from donors and development partners to the infrastructure sector in the Pacific region. PRIF supports infrastructure development and maintenance in twelve Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through investment coordination, research and technical assistance.PRIF provides a framework for better engagement of countries and development partners to ensure more effective use of available funding and deliver better infrastructure services. Through deeper coordination, PRIF is able to help countries m...[more]

Partners
Asian Development Bank, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, European Union, European Investment Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the World Bank Group.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
PIEMA

The PIEMA has been established in 2013 to strengthen preparedness and response capacity in the Pacific by improving interoperability between key emergency service providers. Improving countries' preparedness and response capacity helps diminish the impact of disasters, in terms of damage, destruction, loss of property, physical injuries and deaths. More effective disaster management supports a quicker recovery process, and diminishes the impact on sustainable development.

Partners
The PIEMA is a recently established partnership between National Disaster Managers Offices, Fire and Emergency Services and Police. Partners include: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), The Asia Foundation (TAF), the European Union (EU), The ACP Secretariat, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the National Disaster Managers Offices (NDMOs)...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Promoting Urban Low Emission Development Strategies

The Urban-LEDS Project, funded by the European Comission, supports development and implementation of urban low emissions development strategies (LEDS) to address climate change in partnership between UN-Habitat and ICLEI. The objective of the Project is to enhance the transition to low emission urban development in four emerging economy countries, Brazil, Indonesia, India and South Africa. In each of those countries the project supports two Model Cities, receiving intensive assistance to develop LEDS, plus four to six 'Satellite Cities' that engaged to a lesser degree. A handful of European ci...[more]

Partners
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, European Comission, Government of Brazil, Government of South Africa, Partnering local and regional administrations,
Sustainable Development Goals
Secretariat of the Pacific Community - European Union Deep Sea Minerals Project (SPC-EU DSM Project)

The SPC-EU DSM Project is helping Pacific Island countries to improve the governance and management of their deep-sea minerals resources through improved legal frameworks and increased technical capacity.A primary objective of the project is to support informed and careful governance of any deep sea mining activities in accordance with international law, with particular attention to the protection of the marine environment and securing equitable financial arrangements for Pacific Island countries and their people. The SPC-EU DSM Project is also working to encourage and support participatory de...[more]

Partners
Lead Agencies: Secretariat of the Pacific Community, European Union Participating Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. Collaborating Institutions: United States Geological Survey (USGS), National Institute of Water and Atmospher...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Management of the Coastal and Marine Resources

The partnership aims at strengthening the capacity of island nations to management of the marine and coastal resources for growth and development with due respect to the environment. The European Union is the leading technical and financial partner of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and it has supported a large number regional programs for the development of the island States members of the IOC. These programs seek to enhance the capacity of island nations for good governance of fisheries, management of the coastal zones and the management of coastal, marine and island specific biodiversi...[more]

Partners
Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion Island, European Union
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
The SEED Initiative: Supporting Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development

The SEED Initiative inspires, supports and researches exceptional, entrepreneurial, nascent, multi-stakeholder partnerships for locally-led sustainable development . The initiative focuses on 'business as unusual' - innovative action delivering real solutions through project cooperation among small and large businesses, local and international NGOs, women's groups, labour organisations, public authorities and UN agencies, and others working in the field of sustainable development. The SEED Initiative aims to: support outstanding and innovative start-up entrepreneurs working in partnership in ...[more]

Partners
Governments: Government of Germany - Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety Government of India - Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of Netherlands - Ministry for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Government of Norway - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of South Africa - Department of Science & Technology Government of Spain - Min...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals