Release date: Apr 28 2014
“Climate change has different impacts on men and women and gender relations can change in response to climatic stresses, resource scarcity and migration,” says Dr. Nancy K. Diamond, a gender expert from the United States based international development firm – Development & Training Services,...
Release date: Feb 7 2014
Building on the success of the ongoing "Economics of Climate Change Adaptation" training program, the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project is partnering with the United Nations Development Program and others, including GiZ, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Secretariat of the Pacific Community,...
Release date: Jan 17 2014
The USAID Asia-Pacific project is helping communities in Cambodia secure fresh water supplies in the face of climate change threats. Working closely with the country’s Ministry of Rural Development and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the program is finding suitable climate change adaptation...
Release date: Jan 17 2014
While climate talks were ongoing in Warsaw, Poland last November, ADAPT Asia-Pacific’s online community of practice were also considering key climate finance issues as they relate to the discussions at the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) to the UNFCCC. Dr. Peter King, the Senior Policy Advisor...
Release date: Jan 17 2014
“There is an urgent need for extensive and targeted trainings in the economics of climate change to all relevant [government] parties,” says Dr. Anupit Supnithadnaporn, Plan and Policy Analyst at Thailand’s Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). As one of ADAPT Asia-...
Release date: Dec 27 2013
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$14.6 million grant to help 45,000 Samoans who live in coastal communities adapt to climate change and climate variability. The Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Coastal Resources and Communities Project will develop and implement...
Release date: Dec 5 2013
The European Union has today revealed it is to release an additional €4million to address climate change in the Maldives. “Climate change is one of the most pressing development issues that we need to address in today’s world,” said EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Sri Lanka and the Maldives...
Release date: Nov 15 2013
According to the 'Joint Report on MDB Climate Finance 2012,' the multilateral development banks (MDBs) spent nearly US$27 billion to address climate change during the 2012 fiscal year, with over US$21 billion dedicated to mitigation and almost US$6 billion to adaptation. From these resources, the...
Release date: Nov 12 2013
The UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat organized a side event on 'Fast-Start Finance - Lessons Learned 2010-2012,' during which representatives from a number of developed countries discussed their efforts related to fast-start finance. Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC...
Release date: Nov 11 2013
Yet another round of UN climate talks begins today, this time in Warsaw, occurring against the backdrop of TyphoonHaiyan, which has reportedly killed at least 10,000 people in the Philippines. But two new papers point out that funding promised to help countries adapt to climate change have been...

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