Consultant MWH has won a £2.75M contract to advise the European Commission on how to implement the EU Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA).
Through the GCCA, the EU aims to work with developing countries to bring climate change adaption and mitigation measures into regional and national development strategies.
Developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific will be the hardest hit by climate change, but will have the least capacity to react and adapt.
Philippe Chabot, Business Unit Leader of MWH said the contract: “Provides a unique platform to tackle the combined challenges of poverty and climate change. Not only does it reinforce our capabilities in this field, but also fulfils MWH’s aim of ‘building a better world,” he said.
MWH and its consortium partner, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), will provide knowledge management, capacity building and good governance advice.
The GCCA will focus on five areas:
- implementing concrete adaptation measures;
- reducing emissions from deforestation;
- enhancing participation in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM);
- helping poor countries to be better prepared for natural disasters, and
- integrating climate change into poverty reduction strategies.