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Our Perspective: 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.

Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance Team Workshop

On 8-10 February, members from 7 UNDP country offices and the Bangkok regional hub met in Thailand for a Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance team workshop. At the workshop, participants brainstormed new directions and refined common strategic visions for budget centred reform to strengthen climate finance, gender equality, human rights and poverty reduction.

UNDP and Sweden to Strengthen Climate Change Finance and Gender Equality in Asia Pacific

Anne-Charlotte Malm, Head of Regional Development Cooperation in Asia, Sweden (right) and Valerie Cliff, Deputy Regional Director of UNDP Asia Pacific sign the partnership in Bangkok C) UNDP

 

Bangkok, Stockholm, 16 March 2017- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of Sweden today signed a 90 million Krona (approx. US$10 million) partnership to strengthen the governance of climate change finance and budgeting in Asia and the Pacific.

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)

 

Climate Proofing Cambodia’s Agriculture and Infrastructure – UNDP Workshops Makes Headway on Climate Change Integration into Government Budgets

 

Climate-proofing agriculture and infrastructure programmes is essential to ensuring continued services, especially during extreme climate events such as the droughts experienced in Cambodia in April and May 2016. 

 

Nepal Pilots a New Diagnostic for Climate Budgeting with UNDP Support

Photo credit: Increased flooding linked to glacial melting in the Himalayas threatens water supply to billions of vulnerable people – and their crops and livestock – which are vital to rural livelihoods. Photo: UNDP Nepal

 

A new index developed by UNDP – The Climate Change Budget Integration Index (CCBI) – is revealing the progress Nepal has made in its efforts to tackle climate change through improved budgeting and public financial management (PFM).