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Release date: Nov 1 2013
Rwanda today became the fifth country globally to fully take advantage of the Adaptation Fund’s groundbreaking direct access modality, with a grant of US$ 9.97 million for a project that aims to reduce the impact of climate extremes in its northwest region.  The project, approved today in the...
Release date: Oct 25 2013
The USAID-funded ADAPT Asia-Pacific project in partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) of the Royal Cambodia Government held a workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia to disseminate the results of the study on 11 pilot community ponds for climate proofing in Banteay Meanchey Province. More...
Release date: Oct 13 2013
Addressing the annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club in Washington D.C, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for greater financial investment in climate change and stressed the role of the private sector.  He emphasized that maintaining global temperature rise below...
Release date: Oct 11 2013
During its fifth meeting, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) developed a roadmap aimed at raising financial resources for the Fund to support developing countries in their efforts to address climate change. During the meeting, held from 8-10 October 2013 in Paris, France, the Board decided...
Release date: Oct 10 2013
The board of the fledgling U.N. Green Climate Fund has disappointed some developing countries, as well as climate finance campaigners, by failing to set a date for raising funds from wealthy governments, during the board’s meeting in Paris this week. A decision on filling the fund - which remains...
Release date: Oct 4 2013
USAID was one of the selected development agencies honored by the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) at the opening ceremony of Thailand’s first Climate Change Adaptation Expo held on 26-28 September 2013 at Central World Square in downtown Bangkok. Mr. Alfred Nakatsuma,...
Release date: Oct 1 2013
“The key requirement for a government to attract climate finance is the quality of its climate program governance,” says Mr. Amin Budiarjo, Secretariat Manager for the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF). As one of ADAPT Asia-Pacific’s project beneficiaries, he shares his thoughts and...
Release date: Sep 30 2013
Sixty development professionals, representing 11 Asian countries and development partners in the region, are meeting in Bangkok today to discuss mainstreaming climate change risk resilience strategies into sectoral, sub-national and/or national planning. The meeting will be followed immediately by...
Release date: Sep 27 2013
The USAID funded ADAPT Asia-Pacific project has recently launched a new email based discussion format to support learning and knowledge exchange among government officials who have benefited from the project, as well as to engage others interested in climate finance. “The Exchange Series on Climate...
Release date: Sep 24 2013
The Adaptation Fund Board last week added to its growing portfolio of climate adaptation activities with the approval of US$ 5.4 million in grant funding for an innovative adaptation programme in Guatemala. The programme, which will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, seeks...

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