Project Reference Profiles – China (CN04) Green growth governance – Research Study on Climate Finance Opportunities in South-South and North-South-South Context

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q1  20190110
End Date q2 20200630
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 111,276
Budget Percentage 56%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 62,822
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy

Project context, objectives and description

This study aims to look into China’s current South-South climate actions in three developing countries under existing climate finance aid fund including both SSCCF and SSACF. To identify key opportunities and constraints in support of the climate mitigation and adaptation efforts in those countries, bring the EU angle in terms of using international climate finance including development finance in leveraging sources in developing countries to support their climate actions, promote exchanges of knowledge and experience, and propose recommendations to enhance cooperation in the China’s South-South climate cooperation and explore opportunities in a trilateral context involving the EU, China and 3rd countries in Asia. 

The project objective is to identify policy options to deepen China’s existing South-South Climate Cooperation in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Lao PDR with a focus on the energy sector, and explore potential and added-value of trilateral cooperation involving the EU through innovative climate finance modalities. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks. 

GGGI’s role is to: 

  • Identify specific countries in Asia for opportunities of engagement with China, taking into consideration existing cooperation under South-South climate change framework; 
  • Identify gaps and barriers in the energy sector in selected countries, considering their respective NDCs and the challenges from existing policies, financial instruments, knowledge, capacity etc.; and 
  • Propose recommendations on how innovative climate finance in the South-South and North-South-South modality can support selected countries to scale up their climate commitment and performance in the energy sector. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: China deepens its existing South-South Climate Cooperation in counterpart countries in Asia, with a focus on the energy sector, including through trilateral cooperation with the EU, through innovative climate finance modalities. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:

  • Policy Assignment: Policy and recommendation on climate change opportunities in South-South and North-South-South context in EU, China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar 

ii. Green Investments: 

  • Advisory outputs that aim to create enabling environment: 3 concept notes for Myanmar, Cambodia, and Lao PDR on Renewable Energy support 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:  

  •  Capacity building activity on NDC Implementation in the Energy Sector 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager:  Dereje Senshaw 

Xiaoxin Xie 


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