A regional programme that continues contributing to improving the knowledge of political decision makers in Latin America about the problems and consequences of climate change.

Confronting Climate Change

Since 2010, based on the agreements of the V Summit of the European Union with Latin America and the Caribe EU-LAC, held in Lima in May 2008, Latin America and Europe have been working jointly on climate change through the EUROCLIMA programme.

EUROCLIMA was implemented to help improve the knowledge of decision makers and the scientific community of Latin America about the problems and consequences of climate change, in order to integrate this issue into the sustainable development strategies of each nation and the region.

Based on the multiple achievements made during the two phases of EUROCLIMA (2010-2013 and 2014-2017) and due to the major environmental challenges that continue to be present in the Latin American region, the countries of the region and the European Union decided to join efforts through a new regional cooperation, implementing a broader programme: EUROCLIMA+.

In this way, the EUROCLIMA+ programme began as a continuation and expansion of the initial EUROCLIMA programme, which received a global budget of 16.5 million euros, representing approximately 10% of EUROCLIMA+.


First phase

First phase

The first phase of the programme was implemented from 2010 to 2013. It had a total budget of € 5,175,000.

Second phase

Second phase

The second phase of EUROCLIMA was implemented from 2014 to 2017. It had a total budget of € 12,587,500.

Datos Clave

The EUROCLIMA and EUROCLIMA+ programmes coordinated by the European Commission – DG International Cooperation and Development, Regional Operations Unit: Continental Latin America and the Caribbean.


Since the first phase, the countries that form part of the program have included:

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

puntos focales1

National Focal Points are officials appointed by the Latin American governments, who facilitate and guide the execution of the Programme and promote the application of the results in political decision-making at national and regional levels.

Results and achievements of EUROCLIMA

EUROCLIMA was initiated as a result of the Fifth LAC-EU Summit, held in Lima in May 2008, where the Heads of State and Government of both continents committed to work together to address climate change.

EUROCLIMA+ thematic areas:

In current programming (2020-2022), EUROCLIMA+ supports national level actions based on country dialogues. The Programme also supports regional and multi-country actions, based on a common approach. We invite you to read about the strategic lines of action of the Program:

  1. Plans and policies
  2. Climate Financing
  3. Transparency
  4. Intersectoral, multi-level and multi-stakeholder coordination
  5. Action for climate empowerment
  6. Gender and vulnerable groups



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