Financing Adaptation

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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.
26 November 2014

How to Address the Needs of Women: Regional Launch of the USAID Online Sourcebook for Integrating Gender in Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Registration: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday December 2, 2014, at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand  Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station), Patumwan, Bangkok 10330; Tel.: 02-652-0580; E-mail:; Web Site:

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia is launching an online sourcebook to help ensure that gender considerations and women’s empowerment are incorporated into large-scale climate change adaptation projects. Using the sourcebook can significantly help improve the status of women living in Asia and the Pacific.

The impacts of climate change – drought, floods, extreme weather, and reduced food and water security – severely affect the most vulnerable groups, particularly women who are often dependent on the natural resources threatened by environmental change. But while women are disproportionately impacted, they have a unique and essential contribution to make in adapting to a changing climate, as many women manage water, food and fuel for their families.

The online sourcebook enables project proponents to design gender-responsive climate change adaptation measures as well as projects, particularly in developing countries, by providing targeted, sector-specific guidance and real-life examples that are easy to follow and navigate on laptops and mobile devices.

Please join us to learn more about the Online Sourcebook for Integrating Gender in Climate Change Adaptation Proposals developed by the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project and hosted on the Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network web portal. This regional launch is jointly organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, and is part of its Evening Café series.

The panel will include:

  • Ms. Suphasuk Pradubsuk, Regional Environment Office Gender Focal Point, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia
  • Mr. Bob Dobias, Senior Advisor for Capacity Building, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific
  • Dr. Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Foundation

Please RSVP by November 28, 2014

Language: English

Mr. Lee Baker, Chief of Party, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific
Email:; Tel: +662-651-8826

FCCT, Bangkok, Thailand
14 November 2014

The South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum (SSCCC Forum) will take place in the interval of COP20 of UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on December 8. The Forum will bring together 10 ministers from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean, principals of UN agencies, UNEP, UNDP, UNFCCC, UNCCD, GEF and IPCC, senior representatives of development agencies and international organizations, leaders of science and business communities, as well as practitioners from around the world.

The SSCCC Forum aims to contribute to a successful post 2015 climate agreement by promoting South-South Cooperation as an integral part of global action against climate change. The Forum is a unique opportunity for participants to engage in the ongoing climate talks and provide recommendations on a number innovative actions, policy setting, financing and institutional development to enable rapid scaling up South-South Cooperation initiatives. The day event will feature an Opening Ceremony and Ministerial Dialogue followed by high-level panels in plenary.

The Forum is co-sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, UNEP, UNDP, and supported by SDC, WWF-China, UNEP-Tongji-IESD, UNFCCC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is being organized in partnership by the UNEP-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP), NDRC Climate Change Department and INTASAVE.

Registration is open to COP20 delegates, the media, and local science, policy and business communities in Peru.

Register now!

Marriott Hotel, Lima, Peru
09 September 2014

USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to jointly organize a regional forum on Strengthening Country Systems to Access and Manage Climate Change Adaptation Financing in Asia and the Pacific. By doing so, the project seeks to further strengthen its partnership with UNDP, building on the strong relationship that has developed through a series of collaborative efforts in the region, including the ongoing Economics of Climate Change Adaptation capacity building programs in both Asia and the Pacific, as well as the joint assistance provided to governments in the region to prepare climate change adaptation projects for funding by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF).

Many of the cooperative initiatives between USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific and UNDP invest in developing institutional capacities to plan, budget and implement climate change adaptation policies and actions. In the wake of the Green Climate Fund, which opens additional opportunities for climate finance, the countries require better preparedness to absorb and direct this additional finance to national adaptation priorities. In addition, given USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s successful collaboration with UNDP and considering both programs’ overlapping mandates, it makes programmatic sense to renew and reinvigorate this effort during the remaining years of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project based on the expressed needs of country participants.

This jointly organized meeting will explore opportunities for countries of the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their country systems in order to better access and manage climate adaptation financing. The meeting will give participants the combined benefits of drawing on each organizing entity’s relative strengths in the field, namely USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s experience with climate fund requirements and its work building in-country climate change adaptation financial management capacity and UNDP’s continuing work to strengthen country systems in the region, particularly its recently initiated National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), in partnership with UNEP, which is assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and other developing countries to identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into ongoing medium and long-term national planning and budgeting.

Siem Reap, Cambodia


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