Project

International climate change advisory services for the GIZ

EBP supports the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and its global climate protection program with climate expertise. Our team advises on climate policy issues relevant to the international climate negotiations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As a global leader in support of climate change solutions, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) finances the implementation of climate projects in circa 80 developing countries and emerging economies.

GIZ serves as the lead implementing agency for BMZ-financed projects and provides advisory services to BMZ on policy issues relevant to enhancing international climate change policy and realizing the goals set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement and the Agenda 2030.

In 2019, GIZ commissioned EBP to provide backstopping support to its in-house team of climate experts. Specifically, EBP has been contracted to provide ad hoc expertise on issues related to climate change adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, as well as for  expanding outreach and communications.  

Examples of our work

  • Deliver research and analysis on emerging climate-relevant policies,  issues, agendas and technologies;
  • Provide expert inputs on the optimal use of international climate finance for bilateral and multilateral projects;
  • Support the German delegation to the international climate negotiations with expert inputs on relevant adaptation issues;
  • Prepare texts and graphic design elements for outreach and communications.  

Results

To date, EBP’s team of experts has responded to approximately 60 ad hoc requests for support in the field of climate adaptation, mitigation and finance. Deliverables have included the provision of inputs for enhancing approaches to monitoring adaptation impacts, the preparation of climate risk profiles for a select group of African partner countries, expert inputs for bi-annual Council meetings of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), assessment of emerging topics such as the Belt and Road Initiative and a Green Border Tax in the EU, as well website content for the United Nations Climate Action Summit (UNSG) in New York in 2019, as well as for the Conference of Parties (COP) in Madrid.