Global challenges

Climate change & environment

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Climate change is one of the most disruptive challenges the world is facing. The negative impacts are accelerating and becoming more visible every day. As underlined by the successive reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, there is a real climate urgency. Action has to be taken now to limit global warming to a manageable level.

Our approach

20 years of experience

Enabel has twenty years of experience integrating environmental issues into its actions and ten years of experience providing solutions to deal with the effects of climate change. Leading and inspiring by example, the agency aims to have its offices in Belgium and abroad as well as its development projects become carbon neutral. Since July 2019, Enabel is accredited by the Green Climate Fund making the agency qualified to implement environmental projects financed by the Fund.

Climate-resilient and smart agriculture

Due to climate change, agricultural productivity is declining. Enabel supports the transformation of the agricultural sector in order to feed a growing global population in a sustainable and healthy way, providing the basis for economic growth and reducing inequalities

Integrated and sustainable water management

Sound water governance rules and Integrated Water Resource Management are key to preserving both drinking water and productive water, in a context of water scarcity. Enabel contributes to more people having access to safe drinking water and to more land benefitting from Integrated Water Resource Management.

Green urban growth

Enabel’s work is aimed at bringing more (secondary) cities and human settlements to adopt and implement integrated policies and plans for inclusion, resource efficiency, smart cities, circular economy and urban resilience, and to promote skills and jobs for the green and circular economy. That should reduce the risk of flooding, landslides and the existence of heat islands, amongst other issues.

More on climate change

The world is facing huge challenges in realising the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Enabel wants to contribute with its experience and expertise in five specific domains: Peace and Security, Climate Change and the Environment, Social and Economic Inequality, Urbanisation, and Human Mobility. In our search for adapted solutions we take into account the inevitable ongoing population explosion and we strongly believe in empowering women and youths.

This brochure describes how we address climate issues in our projects.

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News & Events


24 March 2023

Women at the heart of the social and solidarity economy

The Tiguisselt cooperative in Morocco’s Souss-Massa region is a real stepping stone for women emancipation and a driver for local economic growth.

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22 March 2023

Better Healthcare for Mozambicans

How can Public Financial Management data drive change? Lara Gani. junior expert for Enabel in Mozambique explains how it contributes to better health services for Mozambicans. Follow her on her journey.

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24 March 2023

Water access and management: A path to decrease inequalities and to adapt to Climate Change

During the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York, Enabel participated in a debate on “Collaborative innovation: the key towards a water smart society” and was proud to be part of the launch of the Team Europe Initiative on Transboundary Water Management in Africa.

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22 March 2023

Station J: broadening the minds of young Palestinians

In East Jerusalem, Enabel partnered with Station J, an innovation hub, to guide young innovators and potential entrepreneurs from ideation stages to investment and job opportunities.  

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14 March 2023

Digital Technologies taking Education in Uganda to the next level

All over the world, digital technologies are becoming an integral part of the education experience. In Uganda, the introduction of ICT tools to fight teacher absenteeism in National Teacher’ Colleges has proven its worth.

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09 March 2023

Junior Programme – Looking for young talents!

Between March 9 and 27, 14 new vacancies in various sectors will be open to young talents with the European nationality.

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