There is no single set of policies and programs that will work for each country. Each country will need options, plans and targeted outcomes appropriate to their circumstances. Their unique infrastructures, resources and goals must be considered. By building broad coalitions of local public and private stakeholders, results and data can be shared, collated and turned into actionable and effective policy measures.

CACCI’s goal is to build the infrastructure and human capacity of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean so they can internally design and implement effective climate change policies and programs based on their NDCs and NAPs. CACCI also supports strengthening of a broader set of policies and processes that intersect with NDCs and NAPs, including, inter alia, National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans, economic growth and poverty reduction policies and strategies, land use and tenure policies and energy policies.

CACCI’s approach is focused on four pillars:

  • Clarify ambitions and set policy agendas: Establishing a baseline and conducting status assessments sets a knowledge base and potential for improvement. The construction of a comprehensive dataset in each country to enable tracking of implementation results — done by working with local stakeholders to draw on existing data and put in place mechanisms to sustainably generate needed new data — will pay dividends during step four.
  • Strengthen human capacity and improve institutional infrastructure: The goal is to build the skills, infrastructure and expertise of national actors so they can assess, gather and analyze the data to make powerful and effective policy decisions. This will equip local institutions and experts with the tools, technologies and methodologies needed to support ongoing analysis that informs implementation following project completion.
  • Facilitate implementation and progress toward net zero carbon emissions: Capacity to map public and private climate finance can be built and a project pipeline will create an ongoing flow of change. Project options like biodiversity conservation, land preservation and sustainable agriculture projects will mitigate climate change effects and also enhance adaptation. Vulnerability assessment committees for analytics, early warning and climate modeling are needed. Mutual accountability between governmental ministries and with technical and ministerial committees will be necessary.
  • Track progress, report and monitor: To know if policy is useful, data needs to be gathered, assessed and shared with key stakeholders. Indicators need to be measured for effectiveness and channels of communication must be opened and strengthened so governments can use research and data to continue to build and disseminate new policies with the ultimate goal of net zero carbon emissions.

Services, Products and Technical Support

CACCI support assists mission and countries in meeting their Paris agreements and other related policy obligations while improving associated capacities and processes. CACCI provides this support work across each of the above pillars of work. Examples include:

To learn more contact:

Emily Weeks — USAID (PAE/RFS)

[email protected]

Fernanda Zermoglio — USAID (CR/RFS)

[email protected]

David Tschirley — Michigan State University (AFRE/FSG)

[email protected]

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