Financing Adaptation

Financing Adaptation(277)
The financing needs for climate change adaptation in developing countries for 2010-2050 are estimated at $100B per year, equivalent to current official development assistance levels across all sectors.Improved capacity to prepare sophisticated proposals to the donour community can increase the chance of accessing finance options.
14 December 2012


The focus of this workshop was on on enhancing countries capacity to access financial resources for climate change.  This was based upon the outcomes of an earlier consultation, held in Apia, Samoa (February 2012), with Pacific Islands Climate Change focal points and experts.  In that Apia consultation meeting, countries were asked to identify their priority needs for climate change adaptation, and the workshop agenda was developed along those needs identified.


Pacific Island counties being up-skilled in the following areas:

• Specific donors and type of climate change financing available to the Pacific;

• Individual donor policies and financing criteria;

• Proposal writing, and log frame development; and

• Monitoring and Evaluation, and reporting requirements for donors.

The meeting also built on the previous UNFCCC meeting discussions on climate change financing, and provide further inputs to the preparations for the Doha Conference of the Parties.


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To meet the above objectives, the two-day agenda covered the following topics:

• Identification of key climate/adaptation donors (An external assistant conducted research on this in advance);

• The importance of, and how to network with donors;

• Donor requirements for Proposal writing, including log frames; and

• M&E/reporting requirements for donors.


The topics were covered through a mix of mediums, including:

• Expert presentations;

• Donor discussion groups (focusing on donor requirements and networking);

• Practical exercises (Proposal development, log frames and M&E);

• Written inputs (donor identification); and

• Donor networking roundtable (lunch session).


A total of 6 sessions were organised corresponding to the workshop objectives outlined above. 

Some of the main conclusions of the workshop included:

• More training workshops to build capacity of the countries on climate financing required;

• Greater dialogue between countries and donors required to facilitate easier accessibility to climate funds;

• Regular training  is required to familiarise countries with different donor requirements and respond for proposals; and

• Need for a ‘ donor dialogue’ amongst donors active in the Pacific was identified.


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Apia, Samoa
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16 June 2011

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) are organizing the Second National Research Conference on Climate Change to be held at IIT Madras. The conference will cover major topics on scientific, technical, economic, and policy aspects of climate change relevant to India. The conference is intended to develop a network of climate researchers in the South Asian region.
The main goals of this series of conferences are to enhance capacity for climate research and action in India by:
a. Identifying existing institutions and activities that are engaged in climate-related work in India
b. Developing a common understanding of key issues
c. Identifying lacunae in science, policy, and action that need particular attention
d. Deepening and broadening institutional engagement, especially by engaging smaller academic institutions and NGOs in local climate related activities across all parts of the country
e. Strengthening a sense of ‘community” among researchers
f. Initiating a platform for a dialogue between researchers, NGOs, and policy-makers
 They are inviting abstracts from faculty and other researchers, students, and practitioners in the areas of climate science, impacts, adaptation and mitigation. Abstracts should provide evidence of independent research and be of direct relevance to the Indian context. Priority will be given to abstracts authored by individuals in South Asian organizations. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should also contain author affiliation(s) and contact details. Abstracts should be sent to

Chennai, India


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