EU4CLIMATE Final Publication summarizes the achievements of the project funded by the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) East Regional Action Programme (2017) with EUR 8 million and co-financed by UNDP with EUR 800,000, that operated from December 2018 to December 2023.

EU4Climate sustained the development and implementation of climate policies in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus[1], Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. This aligned with their commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement, promoting low-emission and climate-resilient development. The Project supported goals of the Paris Agreement, Eastern Partnership “20 Deliverables for 2020” and global goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also addressed priorities outlined in the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change from October 2016.

EU4Climate aimed to enhance regional cooperation, knowledge exchange, and policy dialogue among beneficiary countries and with EU partners. It offered country-specific technical assistance in priority areas, overseen by national coordinators. With support from EU Directorates-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations and Climate Action, the Project assisted EaP countries in updating their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), developing low-emission strategies, enhancing emissions measurement frameworks, aligning with the EU Acquis, integrating climate into various sectors, promoting climate investment, and adaptation planning.

The Project focused on establishing robust national greenhouse gas inventory systems, setting emission reduction goals, taking adaptation actions, integrating climate across policies, and creating policy and legislative frameworks. It supported the implementation of EU partnership agreements in relation to climate action and policy alignment with partner countries. As EaP countries have varying degrees of experience in these areas, the Project facilitated knowledge exchange through regional workshops and events involving experts from different countries and international institutions.

[1] In June 2021, Belarus have suspended participation in Eastern Partnership agreement, but activities under the Project have continued until February 2022, after which they have been suspended indefinitely.