This scheme is now closed.
The thematic programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy (ENRTP) helps developing countries and partner organisations to address environmental and natural resource management issues. Moreover, it helps to meet their obligations under multilateral environmental agreements and to take international policy leadership in such areas as fighting climate change, tackling land degradation and desertification, biodiversity protection and proper management of chemicals and wastes. Its legal base is Article 13 of the EU Regulation establishing the Development Co-operation Instrument (DCI).
The overall objective of the ENRTP as set out in Article 13 of the DCI Regulation is ‘to integrate environmental protection requirements and climate change action into the Community’s development and other external policies as well as to help promote the Community’s environmental, climate and energy policies abroad in the common interest of the Community and partner countries and regions’.
In order to address the challenges, to streamline the programme, the new response strategy groups the areas of activity set out in Article 13 of the DCI Regulation in three priority categories:
1. Climate change and sustainable energy
2. Environment for development
3. Strengthening environment and climate governance
The indicative amount available for the period 2011-2013 is approximately €517 million, a considerable increase on the €404 million initially envisaged. This 28% addition relates to new initiatives for climate change, with multi-annual implications, announced by the Commission in 2009 and in the 2011 draft budget.
In general, the following entities are eligible for funding:
- partner countries and regions, and their institutions;
- decentralised bodies in the partner countries (municipalities, provinces, departments and regions);
- joint bodies set up by the partner countries and regions with the Community;
- international organisations;
- EU agencies.
For more information, please visit the relevant web page.