The basic idea of the project 'Municipal Climate Partnerships' is to strengthen cooperation between German municipalities and municipalities in the global South in the fields of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
This involves systematically integrating the topics addressed into the existing work of the municipal partnerships. For this purpose the municipal partnerships develop joint programmes of action that include objectives, measures and earmarked resources. When the fifth phase of the project was launched in late 2015, the project had around 50 municipal climate partnerships. Many of these have already begun implementing their programmes of action, and are using the funding programmes delivered by Engagement Global to do so.
Engagement Global's Service Agency Communities in One World and the North Rhine-Westphalian Working Party on Agenda 21 (LAG 21 NRW) have been implementing the project since 2011. The German Association of Cities, the German Association of Towns and Municipalities and the German County Association are supporting it. The project was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Background information on the project