2nd October2013, Ankara: TEMA Foundation attended the Sectoral Sub Comittee Meeting on Environment and Climate Change organized by the Ministry for EU Affairs . Representatives from relevant Ministries, EU Delegation and several NGOs were present at the meeting. The discussions focused on the availabilitty of IPA funds for EU acquis approximation process and capacity building projects in the Environment and Climate Change sector. The particpants shared their experiences regarding the projects implemented in the last period, sectoral analysis and their monitoring results. Representative of the Result Oriented Monitoring Group indicated that the Environment and Climate Change Sector, perform below average compared to other sectors in their project implementation. There were also hopeful news for the CSOs from the Ministry for EU Affairs, regarding their involvement under the upcoming IPA II Phase.