The Practitioners' Network organised a workshop to discuss the foreign dimension of the Green Deal and its relationship with the #TeamEurope initiatives
Within the framework of the Practitioners’ Network, FIIAPP, GIZ and ENABEL organised this workshop to discuss the international dimension of the Green Deal, its relationship with Team Europe initiatives and its joint implementation by the agencies in the Member States.
The Green Deal has a strong foreign dimension, which will be key to its application. A set of concrete measures is foreseen, which will be approved at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
In the context of the Green Deal, the European Union (EU) will strongly support its partners so they can enhance and implement their nationally determined contributions ahead of the upcoming international climate negotiations.
On the other hand, the different countries have begun to identify Team Europe initiatives as they prepare for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the EU programming for 2021-2027. But regional and global programmes and initiatives will also be developed. Among other things, these initiatives will contribute to supporting the implementation of the international dimension of the Green Deal and support partner countries in a fair transition, making their development greener, fairer and more resilient.
The aim of the workshop was to promote exchanging information on the implementation of the international dimension of the EU Green Deal, green recovery and fair transition in partner countries. The EUROCLIMA+ programme was also presented, which has been taken as a reference for joint implementation, since the programme involves synergistic work by seven agencies: FIIAPP, AECID, AFD, ECLAC, GIZ, Expertise France, and UN Environment.
Two sessions were held. In the first session the European Commission, through DG DEVCO, explained the Green Deal, the opportunities and the potential of Team Europe’s multinational/regional initiatives and their possibilities for contributing to the implementation of the EU Green Deal, Green Recovery and Just Transition in partner countries, building on the ongoing programming process.
In the second session, the EUROCLIMA+ programme presented the context, origin and implementation of the project. The programme representatives shared their knowledge, lessons learned, best practices and challenges to making them into references in joint implementation.