5th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

The 5th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 17-20 October, 2016, bringing together policymakers, scientists, donors, youth and representatives from over 50 countries. 
The theme “Adapting and Living below 2°C: ;Bridging the Gaps in Policy & Practice” will explore platforms and concrete pathways for even greater partnerships by governments, civil society and business.  
Specialists from the Governance of Climate Change Financing team will lead a session on “Mainstreaming Climate Finance into National and Local Budgets” at which Climate Change Fiscal Frameworks will be discussed in detail.
The benefits of undertaking reforms and the technical requirements to operationalize budget coding, expenditure tracking, and quantifying climate finance requirements in key sectors will be unpacked through diverse examples across the Asian region.
GCCF specialist are also leading a session titled "vertical integration : lessons from local level adaption planning" on behalf of UNDP. This session, co-organised by Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Japan, focuses on how countries are overcoming challenges in achieving climate-resilient development and funding investments that ensure strong co-benefits for poverty alleviation and good governance.
800 participants will take part in the Adaptation Forum.
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