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Global transitions

Climate change is a global problem, requiring global solutions. With the Paris Agreement, the countries that emit the most CO2 have committed to support countries that suffer the most. The KIN underlines the importance of this commitment. With the Global Transitions (GT) programme, we focus on accelerating local transitions in those countries that have contributed least to climate change but are most vulnerable to its impacts.


Our beliefs

  • We have a responsibility towards countries that have contributed little to the climate problem themselves but are vulnerable to its consequences.

  • We have a duty to identify, mitigate or even reverse the negatives of climate transitions in the Netherlands on the rest of the world.

  • We believe in mutual learning. Knowledge grows through knowledge sharing and international cooperation.

  • Together, we are stronger. International cooperation increases our clout.

KIN connects, broadens, deepens, and unlocks knowledge for transitions towards a climate-neutral and climate-resilient society.

About the programme

KIN Global Transitions contributes to accelerating systemic transitions for a climate-neutral and climate-just society. We focus on regions and groups that have themselves contributed little to climate change but are most vulnerable to its impacts. We do this by identifying knowledge gaps and barriers to knowledge transfer in the local context and programming accordingly. We support cooperation between different actors in the system, with extra attention to groups that are often not heard or are in vulnerable situations. Where possible, the influence of the Dutch (trade) relationship is included.

Desired outcomes

In the downloadable fact sheet, there is a brief description of what Global Transitions stands for. Handy to be able to show to stakeholders.


Demand driven

Local ownership

Mutual learning

Facilitating environment