Euroclima – Promoting a ‘Green and Just Transition’ in Latin America and the Caribbean
German contribution to the green transition in Latin America and the Caribbean (Team Europe Initiative (TEI) EUROCLIMA)
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
European Union (EU)
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
2023 to 2027
Products and expertise
Climate, environment, management of natural resources
It is now indisputable that humans are contributing to global warming, the loss of biodiversity and the deterioration of ecosystems. Science shows that extreme weather and environmental disasters are occurring more intensively and more frequently as a result.
Latin America and the Caribbean are among the regions hardest hit by the impacts of climate change. The countries in the region are therefore strategic allies in driving action for a climate-friendly, just transition and resilience.
Selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have started implementing transformative approaches to climate protection, climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation.
The regional programme is intended to lay the foundations for this shift. To achieve this, it organises country dialogues and identifies national and regional measures that contribute to the national climate and transformation goals, and implements transformative measures and actions. Specific measures are implemented with national governments and institutions, as well as transnationally with regional organisations in the following areas:
- Forestry, biodiversity and ecosystems, for example promoting sustainable business models to develop a forest-based bioeconomy in Brazil’s Legal Amazon to support the transition to a low-carbon economy,
- Energy, for example establishing a regional platform for green hydrogen in Latin America and the Caribbean,
- Urban mobility, for example developing sustainability plans in eight cities, and
- Circular economy.
Important elements are promoting dialogue between local, national and transnational governments, cooperation with the private sector and climate financing. The project also promotes regional knowledge sharing and joint learning through practical communities and dialogue between those responsible. The programme is cofinanced by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Last update: December 2023