GIZ PSACC Global Programme Fact Sheet (English)
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The approach portrayed on this website lays a conceptual basis for the global programme Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change (PSACC). The 4-year development cooperation project started in 2014.
GIZ is working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to assist MSMEs in its partner countries in assessing climate-related risks and opportunities more effectively and in developing adaptation strategies. We support these firms in using instruments that allow them to analyse the impact that an increase in extreme weather events has on the delivery of primary products, energy and water, on production, and on sales. We help chambers of commerce, business associations and management consultants to use these methods and to advise SMEs on how to adapt their strategies to climate change.
A) Raising awareness: one of the greatest hurdles in the adaptation process is a lack of awareness of the impact that climate change has on individual enterprises. Consequently, we are putting together public relations materials such as films and information publications.
B) Advising the private sector on adaptation: we are developing manuals and training concepts, and training mediators and multipliers such as chambers of commerce, business associations and private-sector service providers in how to offer the same kind of training and advisory services themselves.
C) Providing advisory services on adaptation financing: adapting to climate change requires investment and brings with it financial challenges for companies. Consequently, advisory concepts are being developed for the private sector covering the use of financial and insurance products in the adaptation process.
D) Dissemination of knowledge: we are working to strengthen dialogue and cooperation on effective approaches within German and international development cooperation.
In Morocco: we are developing training concepts and manuals for managers of industrial parks that are designed to improve the resilience of these parks and advise enterprises locally.
In Rwanda: an approach is being piloted involving the integration of advice regarding adaptation into the methodology for promoting value chains in the food-processing industry and the manufacturing sector.
In Bangladesh: an option is being examined for a sectoral approach that would involve working with the water transportation sector. A second option involves providing advice to MSME clusters.
In Central America: adaptation is being integrated into the methodology for sustainable tourism, particularly, destination management.
The toolkit on CCA of Indian SMEs was originally developed by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Umbrella Programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), supported by the Germany-based consultancy adelphi.
It is currently being tested, adapted and enhanced to fit a more global context by the global programme Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change (PSACC) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Germany-based consultancy adelphi.