Regional Collaboration Centres

UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centres
Promoting Action Against Climate Change

The Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs) support national climate action through capacity-building, technical assistance and strategic networking - sourcing know-how and resources to drive clean development.

They were established to spread the benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which spurs investment in sustainable development by rewarding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Since adoption of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in December 2015, the RCCs have had the broader task of supporting implementation of countries' Nationally Determined Contributions under that agreement.


30 November - 2018 RCC Global Forum, Katowice Poland

The RCC Global Forum is an opportunity for the Partners and UNFCCC to meet with the CDM EB, provide feedback, take stock, and exchange and introduce new ideas for the future work and continued collaboration of the RCCs.

This year, all partners from the Regional Collaboration Centres gathered at the Novotel Hotel in Katowice, Poland on 30 November 2018 for the annual RCC Global Forum. It has been practice, where possible, to organize this one-day forum to coincide with the CDM Executive Board meeting before the COP. This year’s 2018 forum was attended by representatives from all five RCCs: Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Panama; East African Development Bank (EADB), Kampala; West African development Bank (BOAD), Lomé; Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Bangkok and the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), St George’s, Grenada. Read more>>


30 October to 1 November 2018 - Eastern African countries discuss carbon markets and carbon pricing in preparation for the upcoming 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice

The Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) Kampala together with its key partners – GIZ Carbon Markets Project in Uganda on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Secretariat of the East African Community (EAC) – organized a Pre-COP24 Negotiators Forum (30th Oct – 1st Nov 2018, Nairobi, Kenya) for Eastern African countries.
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