Climate Finance Knowledge Portal

Submitted by Robin Hocquet | published 4th Dec 2020 | last updated 5th Apr 2021
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Platform summary

The Climate Finance Knowledge Portal (CFKP) is a platform that provides space for accessing knowledge products and facilitating dialogue on Climate Finance in India.

The CFKP seeks to enhance knowledge on climate change action & climate finance related topics, including exposure, vulnerability, sectoral impacts, and funding options.

Host Organisation: Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), India and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), India.

Launch date: October 2019.

Update status: The platform was lastly updated in August 2020.

Funding: The platform is now managed by the host organisation.

Team: 2 persons are in charge of content management and knowledge exchanges.  

Main functions:

  • Raising awareness on the need for climate change adaptation
  • Sharing adaptation solutions and case studies
  • Provide support on funding mechanisms for climate change projects

Intended audiences:

  • National-level decision makers / national government
  • City and regional-level decision-makers / local government
  • Communities / general public
  • Private sector / businesses
  • Research community
  • Civil society (NGO / charities)

Focus sectors for the platform:

  • Agriculture
  • Finance / insurance

Why the platform was established

The Climate Finance Knowledge Portal was established with the intention to fill the existing knowledge gap on Climate Finance. NABARD and GIZ recognized the need for scaling up capacity development initiatives on Climate Finance in India. NABARD took the lead in establishing the Centre for Climate Change at Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow, India.

The centre is supported by Indo - German Cooperation Project on Centre of Excellence on Climate Finance coordinated by GIZ, Germany. As part of the project, the Centre for Climate Change has developed a one-stop web-based platform Climate Finance Knowledge Portal (CFKP), that provides space for accessing knowledge products and facilitating dialogue on Climate Finance.