GLO: Linking Science, Policy, Action SPA

Proyecto terminado

The last couple of years have seen a multitude of mitigation oriented initiatives, some of them complementary to the stalling United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. This programme proposes to link the project experience of the SDC to international efforts aimed at realising mitigation complementary to the UNFCCC. The objective is to contribute to climate change mitigation and to poverty reduction.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
A nivel mundial
Cambio climático y medio ambiente
Protección de la biosfera
Environmental policy
01.11.2013 - 30.04.2018
CHF  5’600’000

Climate change is seen as one of the greatest threats to all development objectives as it has the potential to undermine all three dimensions of sustainability (i.e. social, environmental, and economic sustainability). Still, progress of global and binding actions as sought through Climate Change negotiations within the UNFCCC has appeared elusive during the latest negotiation rounds. This is contrasted by scientific evidence ascertaining that the atmosphere and oceans are warming at unprecedented rates in historical record, that ice masses are declining and sea levels are rising, and that climate change is substantially anthropogenic. Further recent scientific work has in addition highlighted the importance of short lived climate pollutants for near term global warming.


The objective of the programme is to contribute to climate change mitigation and to poverty reduction through sustainable economic growth by decreasing vulnerabilities and reducing the environmental impact of economic growth. The objective is achieved by contributing to reductions in CO2 and Short Lived Climate Pollutants emissions leading to a healthier environment, improving public health through air quality control, supporting local job creation, and reducing agricultural losses.

Grupos destinarios

The ultimate beneficiaries of the programme are populations – and in particular the poor parts of these populations – that are affected by and vulnerable to: climate change, indoor and outdoor air pollution, and agricultural losses. The programme’s target audience are policy makers worldwide.

Efectos a medio plazo
  1. Improved air quality.
  2. Improved public health.
  3. Reduced agricultural losses.
  4. Climate friendly laws adopted in countries where the Climate Parliament is active.




Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

During the opening phase SDC has engaged with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and its initiative. SDC is a lead partner of the Brick Production Initiative.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
Sector privado
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • Sector privado suizo
  • United Nations Environment Programme

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    5’600’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    5’075’959 Total del proyecto desde la primera fase Presupuesto inclusive contrapartes del proyecto CHF   17’600’000
Fases del proyecto Fase 3 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025   (Fase en curso) Fase 2 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021   (Completed)

Fase 1 01.11.2013 - 30.04.2018   (Completed)