Financing Adaptation

Financing Adaptation(274)
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.
08 August 2017

This training programme aims to develop skills that are essential for engaging in or supervising the preparation of bankable climate change adaptation projects that effectively address the most important adaptation needs, while attending to the requirements of specific international financial institutions. 

These skills include:

  • Prioritising adaptation needs according to environmental and socio-economic criteria
  • Identifying financing sources and their requirements
  • Understanding and complying with fiduciary requirements of international financial institutions (e.g. procurement, financial management, economic and financial analysis, financial and operational sustainability, risk assessment and risk management)

The methodology and training materials for the workshop have been developed under the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project.

The training programme is offered under the umbrella of the Climate Change Asia initiative (

Target Audience:

The target audience for the training programme is policy and technical staff from national governments, non-governmental organisations, academia and the private sector who are involved in national adaptation planning process and/or development of project proposals on climate change adaptation, or will perform such tasks in the future.

The training programme is limited to 25 participants consisting of 15 fully-funded and 10 self-funded. Self-funded participants will have to cover travel and accommodation expenses. However, course fee, meals, and training materials will be provided free of charge.

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The deadline for application is 18 August 2017.

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Bangkok, Thailand
16 May 2017

The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific is pleased to announce the last call for applications of the Training Programme on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation under its Climate Change Asia Initiative.

Organizers: the United Nations Development Programme and the United States Agency for International Development Adapt Asia-Pacific Project in cooperation with the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology, under the Climate Change Asia Initiative.

Dates: 21 August to 1 September 2017

Venue: Asian Institute of Technology Conference Centre, Pathumthani, Thailand

Objective: The training programme aims to equip government officials and other stakeholders in the Asia and the Pacific region with economic tools necessary to identify, prioritize, design and implement climate-resilient projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans and access climate finance for adaptation action.


  • Introduction to key economic principles and review of impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific
  • Assessment of economic impacts of climate change, cost-benefit analysis of investment projects and climate-proofing options
  • Proposal development

The draft agenda is available at:

Target audience: (1) policy and technical staff from line ministries and national agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private sector, who are involved in national adaptation planning process, development of project proposals on climate change adaptation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into national strategies and plans; and (2) experts in the field of economics or statistics from governmental, non-governmental and academic institutions who are involved in economic analysis of climate change adaptation actions and climate-resilient investments.   

The training programme is limited to 25 participants as follows:

  • Ten participants from target countries of the UNDP “Economics of Climate Change Adaptation” capacity building programme, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, will receive full scholarships covering travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
  • Five participants from Thailand and ten participants from other countries of Asia and the Pacific can attend on a self-funded basis.

The course is totally free of charge. The self-funded participants need to cover their travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses.

Further details on the application process are available at

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Asian Institute of Technology Conference Centre, Pathumthani, Thailand
24 January 2017

Last date to apply – April 20, 2017
Course Delivery Dates: April 25 – May 24, 2017


This course introduces the concept of climate finance, provides an overview to the current landscape of climate finance, the sources and instruments being used, and offers a deeper look at how to be ready to plan, access and deliver finance. This course also presents innovative approaches to scale-up amounts needed to meet the climate change challenge, instruments to overcome risk, and the role of National Development Banks in scaling-up private finance.

This course builds on existing climate finance guidebooks and assessment reports developed by strategic partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank.

What’s New:

The course takes stock of the tested knowledge and practices in climate finance from different development partners and delivers a unique and timely learning product to build participant capacities in planning, accessing, delivering, and monitoring climate finance at the national level. This course has been revamped from the previous Climate Finance Essentials course to ‘Climate Finance: Innovative Approaches Supporting Climate Action’ that incorporates the Paris Agreement outcomes and also, covers reflections of the recent COP 22.


The overall objective of this course is to inform policy planners and climate finance practitioner about impactful climate investments in both mitigation and adaptation initiatives, and how the target of climate finance is a range of interventions that advance low-carbon and climate-resilient growth.

Specifically, this course provides relevant background, practical knowledge and 'how-to' skills in order to:

  • Understand the climate finance life cycle, main actors and flow of climate finance through various channels
  • Manage the planning, accessing, delivering and monitoring of climate finance at the national level
  • Utilize policy and financial instruments in the public sector to mitigate risk, leverage and scale-up Climate Finance investment from the private sector
  • Amplify developing country Climate Finance Readiness by identifying the national systems and capacities needed to effectively use Climate Finance, as well as the tools, mechanisms and modalities available to help with Climate Finance Readiness

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For more details, Contact:

Ms. Chandni Dinakaran –



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