UNDP’s Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance (GCCF) team is a diverse group of governance, climate change and development specialists providing tools and services to improve the mobilization, management, and targeting of climate change finance throughout Asia Pacific.
The GCCF team has developed a range of climate financing and budgeting solutions and carries out analytical work to share knowledge and practices globally.
With access to UNDP’s country knowledge and expertise, we speak your language and understand the big picture along with the practical issues countries face.
What We Do
- Identify all climate-related public expenditure, inflows and budget revenue.
- Assist in bringing public sources of climate finance (domestic and international) into national budgeting.
- Identify additional climate funding requirements and financing gaps.
- Ensure accountability of climate finance for the public, beneficiaries, and particularly the poor and vulnerable.
- Identify domestic and international funding opportunities (if required).
- Conduct research on how climate change may affect the cost of investments.
- Conduct research and analysis to illustrate the impact of climate resources on the poor and vulnerable.
- Provide knowledge products, South-South Exchanges, peer exchanges and methodological advice throughout the region through workshops, trainings and a regional repository of information.
The benefits of Our Services
- Assists governments to make more effective planning and budget decisions related to climate change finance.
- Provides budget tagging to better track climate finance and identify resources.
- Attracts international investment through better budgeting and greater transparency.
- Increases the transparency of spending, providing greater accountability of line ministries and promoting international trust in a country’s use of climate finance.
- Our research and analysis provides clear data sets and evidence to make the case for additional financing (if necessary)
Since 2012, throughout Asia and the Pacific, the programme has:
- Established Climate Budget Tagging in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines and Nepal – This generated critical data on climate investments, enabling further public scrutiny and strengthening accountability;
- From 2012-2016 the programme leveraged USD26.2 million in 3 countries alone (Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand);
- Developed Climate Change Financing Frameworks in Bangladesh and Cambodia - these have outlined whole of government, integrated financing plans to improve climate change finance. CCFF’s are also being completed in Nepal and Pakistan.
- Written and published over a dozen analytical papers relating to financing local responses to climate change, illustrating all methods to conduct the tools and reviews used by GCCF specialists and publication of the team’s findings.
- Held over 15 national Climate Finance consultations involving over 500 technical experts.
- Hosted and facilitated capacity development workshops with approximately 80 participants receiving best-practice training in climate change related financing and budgeting skills.
- Held six regional dialogues with 16 Asia Pacific countries with over 1,000 participants.