Governments and their partners in Asia Pacific converge to discuss gender-equality and climate finance

Bangkok, Thailand, 21 February 2018 -Representatives from ten Asia Pacific governments, parliaments, civil society organisations (CSOs) and international institutions gathered this week in Bangkok to reflect and share knowledge and learnings on climate change finance and gender-inclusion as part of the Regional Dialogue on Climate Resilient Growth..

New UNDP, GFLAC study highlights a gap in finance for climate change adaptation and innovative ways to foster transparency

Bangkok, 19 February 2018 - Improved national financial monitoring systems will increase accountability on climate change spending and foster transparency for global efforts to reach the goals outlined through the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a joint study issued today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Finance Group (GFLAC).

Government of Nepal endorses country’s first Climate Change Financing Framework

The Government of Nepal, Ministry of Finance endorsed the country’s first Climate Change Financing Framework (CCFF) in Dec 2017. The Framework lays out a road map for improvements required to strengthen the public financing system as well as the roles of key ministries for improved coordination in planning and budgeting climate responses. This is viewed by experts as a way to continue to position the country as a global leader in the fight against climate change.

Ground-Breaking Guidance Released on Improving Climate Change Finance To Reach Those Who Need It Most

This week during Asia Pacific Climate Week, UNDP launched a Guidance Note on how to create and refine Climate Change Financing Frameworks – the flagship product of UNDP’s Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF).

The product, which guides Asia Pacific governments in the better management of climate finance and can increase the effectiveness of these growing resources in a region at risk...

Government Representatives from Across Asia Pacific Gather in Dhaka for Climate Finance Training and Discussion on New Financing Opportunities

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 3rd November, 2017 – This week, government representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Tonga gathered in Dhaka for a Regional Course on Climate Finance.

Nepal’s Climate-Relevant Budget continues upward trend

Nepal’s Citizens Climate Budget: where is Nepal’s money being allocated?” is the first publication of its kind that visualizes budget figures and trends in a set of simplified infographics for the public. It uses information from the Ministry of Finance and other government agencies to provide the public with insights into how the national budget is being allocated to address climate change and its effects.

In Northern Pakistan, the Provincial Assembly is Championing Better Monitoring of Climate Finance

The Khyber Pass may elicit images of remote beauty to many of us. I have been lucky to make a couple of visits to Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP), one of the provinces that the Pass cuts through. This beautiful part of Pakistan, like the rest of the country, is susceptible to the devastating effects of climate change, but luckily, the elected representatives in KP are taking things in their own hands.

Developing Sustainable Responses to Climate Change Challenges and Budgeting - UNDP Facilitates Learning Exchange Between Pakistan and China

Photo credit: UNDP Pakistan- UNDP’s Governance of Climate Change Finance Team with Pakistani government officials and representatives of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) and the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences (CAFS)