All articles for the topic: climate finance

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa signs the COP23 hosting agreement with German State Secretary.

Climate Finance Received - An Assessment of Biennial Update Reports

In their Biennial Update Report submissions to the UNFCCC, Non-Annex I Parties have encountered difficulty adhearing to UN reporting requirements and have used vastly different reporting approaches.

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Financing from the Ground Up - Experiences in Adaptation Finance from Southeast Asia

Climate adaptation finance, a critical resource for developing countries, can sometimes be governed via national-level institutions that are disconnected from the contexts and needs of local people.

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Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level.

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Low-lying homes in Bangladesh

Capacity building for climate change: Lessons from other regimes

Climate leaders must learn from existing work in other international regimes to ensure the effectiveness of capacity-building programs.

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Toward climate finance reporting systems in Latin America

This research brief calls for the development of robust reporting systems for climate finance in Latin America, through national capacity builidng and based on mutually-agreed priniciples.

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Budgeting for NDC action – Initial lessons from climate-vulnerable countries

This paper examines the evidence of resourcing NDC policies and actions in four sub-Saharan African countries that are known to be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

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Financing NAP Processes: Contributing to the achievement of NDC adaptation goals

This guidance note aims to assist countries with determining how to secure the financing for their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. 

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USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Annual Meeting Proceedings

This article hosts the proceedings from the ADAPT Asia-Pacific Annual Forums, which aimed to support capacity building and technical assisstence on financing climate change adaptation

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Defining Country Systems for CCA Finance

This paper uses “country systems” to refer to the set of tangible systems, processes and tools that support Public Financial Management (PFM) and examine the various parts of the process.
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Shortlisting Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Shortlisting Climate Change Adaptation Projects

This document shares an example from USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s experience working with India’s NABARD to design a checklist for selecting projects to be financed by the Adaptation Fund.

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Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

This manual is part of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) training course and incorporates case studies, tools, methodologies, and guidelines.

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The Exchange Series on Climate Financing

The APAN Exchange Series is a facilitated email information and knowledge exchange platform on climate financing operated and supported by USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific.

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Climate Change Research Strategy for Thailand

This case study describes an ADAPT Asia-Pacific program to develop a strategic plan that will identify, support, monitor and assess a national strategy for climate change research in Thailand.

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Communities in India are increasingly feeling the effects of drought and water shortages.

Supporting National Climate Funds and Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review in Asia-Pacific

This brief describes how USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific has supported the management of National Climate Funds and Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review for regional governments.
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Residents moving their belongings on a raft during the 2011 Thailand floods

Support to ONEP/Thailand as Chair of the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change

This article describes how member countries were supported to identify potential assistance from donors and partner organisations to implement the ASEAN Joint Response to Climate Change Action Plan.
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An Assessment of Specialized International Funds with Available Resources for Climate Change Adaptation Projects in Asia and the Pacific

An Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Funds for Projects in Asia and the Pacific

This paper presents an assessment of specialized international funds with available resources for climate change adaptation projects in Asia and the Pacific

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Understanding the Green Climate Fund

Understanding the Green Climate Fund

This paper describes the Green Climate Fund and outlines key considerations to be taken into account to enhance the readiness of NCFs to directly access international climate finance.

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Capacity Building Program on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

This article outlines and provides resources from the two-year program “Economics of Climate Change Adaptation – Supporting National/Sub-national Adaption Planning and Action”.

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Tourism Industry Financing of Climate Change Adaptation

Tourism, climate change, and small islands

The SIDS’ tourism sector is threatened by climate change and high adaptation costs. Through industry stakeholders, this study explores the potential of tourism to finance its own CCA.

 

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Gender Sourcebook: Integrating Gender into Proposals

This online sourcebook aims to help ensure that gender considerations and women’s empowerment are incorporated into large-scale climate change adaptation projects.

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Quick Guide to Climate Change Adaptation Funds

This USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Quick Guide is an easy to follow collection of 10 climate funds and initiatives available for financing adaptation activities in developing countries.

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Green Climate Fund Proposal Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to assist you in understanding what makes a funding proposal bankable and successful when it is reviewed during a GCF board meeting.

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Understanding ‘bankability’ and unlocking climate finance for climate compatible development

This paper focuses on understanding the concept of ‘bankability’ in support of the development of quality ‘bankable’ project proposals – to assist countries’ access to international climate finance.

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