Nepal's Agriculture Sector Reshapes its Budgeting Approach to Tackle Climate Change Impacts

Nepal's Agriculture Sector Reshapes its Budgeting Approach to Tackle Climate Change Impacts

The Government of Nepal in partnership with UNDP has developed a new tool to identify and track spending on agricultural activities for promoting farmers’ resilience to climate change impacts and to contribute to reducing carbon emissions...

Climate Change Responsive Investment in Disaster Management

Climate Change Responsive Investment in Disaster Management

From 30 November - 1 December, UNDP-Bangladesh in partnership with Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) organized a Strategic Planning Workshop titled as the ‘Scoping of Climate Change Responsive Investment in MoDMR’, in Bangladesh. Organized under the UNDP’s regional Governance of Climate Change Finance programme...

Financing The Response To Climate Change - We All Need To Play Our Part

“Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment…this is the absolute priority.”

Developing countries are not waiting for international finance to enable their climate response. They have already begun to prioritise billions of dollars of their own scarce domestic resources for climate action. It is difficult to articulate how much is being spent on climate through national...

Understanding Climate Finance to Turn the Tide on Climate Change

To address the impacts of changing climate, developing countries enhance their capacity to access and manage climate finance. Dhaka, Bangladesh, 3 November 2018 – This week, government representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu and Fiji gathered in Dhaka for the Third Internationa..

Climate Cents & Sensibility: Asia demonstrates how making climate finance smarter can change Paris Agreement’s aspirations into reality

By Valerie Cliff and Glenn Hodes - Two years ago the world agreed that action to combat climate change was essential – however, now the problem is how to finance and realize the 170 individual country pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement. What is needed is not necessarily just more funding, but better use of existing finance - it is in Asian capitals like Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Islamabad and Kathmandu, where some of the most innovative work on how to finance climate action is occurring.

New Report Highlights Risks Posed by Closed Budgeting to the Climate Change Response in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and the Philippines

Bangkok, Thailand 22 February 2018 - Limited budget transparency, low public participation and lack of formal oversight threaten the effective use of public money in addressing the impacts of climate change, a new report from the United Nations Development Programme revealed on Thursday.

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.

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.