Climate Change and Climate Finance Programme is to support the development of equitable climate and climate finance policies. We seek to support policy and decision makers in designing and implementing climate change policies through a combination of independent research, policy advisory services and advocacy, and capacity building. At the frontlines where climate change negatively and directly impacts on households and communities, GLISS works with local organizations and climate champions to bring the voices of those most affected into the policy and decision- making arena.
Promote the development of climate compatible development policies at all levels through independent empirical policy research and analysis;
Enhance accountability in the implementation of regional and national climate finance commitments by designing tools and tracking progress.
Building the next generation of women and youth climate conscious leaders through executive practical training and mentorship
Flagship projects under the program
Climate finance policy Initiative (CFPI) – We track the development and implementation of climate finance policies in the region and support governments to adopt reforms that channel that help channel financial resources towards helping communities cope with the impacts of climate change.
Paris Climate Agreement Mutual Accountability Project (PCA-MAP) – This is a regional project that focuses on research and advocacy on the implementation of the climate commitments enshrined in the Paris Agreement. We undertake research focusing on how developed countries and developing countries of the Great Lakes Region are pursuing their commitments under the Agreement.
Next Generation Climate Leaders Course – The overall objective of this project is to design and deliver an annual executive training course on climate and climate compatible development targeting middle and junior level policy makers from the countries of the Great Lakes Region. The course brings together 30 men and women participants from climate relevant sectors for two weeks of intensive practical training in a wide range of climate and climate policy areas.