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Release date: Mar 15 2013
  The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board concluded its third meeting with the adoption of a series of decisions on, among other things, the Board’s rules of procedure, the GCF’s business model framework and resource mobilization, and establishment of its independent secretariat. The meeting, which took...
Release date: Mar 11 2013
Forty-eight representatives of eleven countries in Asia are meeting in Bangkok this week, to enhance their ability to design effective climate change adaptation projects and integrate adaptation into national economic development planning. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the...
Release date: Feb 20 2013
At the second meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board in October 2012, India announced they would prepare a submission with regards to the Board deliberations on a business model for the GCF. A consultation meeting was held in New Delhi on 15-16 February 2013 for which Benito Müller (Director...
Release date: Feb 15 2013
Preparation of the first national climate change research strategy for Thailand got underway with a stakeholder consultation workshop in Bangkok on February 11, 2013. Fifty-seven government officials and representatives of academia and civil society participated in lively discussions to shape the...
Release date: Feb 14 2013
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has released its 2012 annual report, titled "Creating the Climate for Change." In its fourth year of operations, the fund is in expansion with over 70 new countries asking for support. Present in 49 countries, CIF has pledged $7.6 billion so far, which financed 66...
Release date: Feb 4 2013
  In the context of declining revenue for the Adaptation Fund, the newly elected Chair of the Adaptation Fund Board, Hans Olav Ibrekk (Norway), has called on donors to fill in the funding gap with voluntary contributions. In an interview with Espen Røst, Bistandsaktuelt, reproduced on the...
Release date: Jan 31 2013
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness (CDDE) Facility have published a paper that provides guidance to donors and decision makers on how to organize national financial flows more effectively for climate finance, and mobilize additional public...
Release date: Jan 28 2013
At the end of December 2012, the Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) submitted an application for accreditation as a national implementing entity (NIE) of the Adaptation Fund (AF). If the application is approved, the Philippines will be able to submit project proposals for funding through the AF...
Release date: Jan 25 2013
An interactive website on climate change adaptation in Asia and the Pacific will launch in early 2013. USAID ADAPT Asia-Pacific is working closely with Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) (part of Global Adaptation Network - GAN - under UNEP) to enhance APAN’s current Climate Change Adaptation...
Release date: Jan 17 2013
During the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the EU extended over US$6 million to help the MRC respond to climate change in the Mekong River basin. The funding will contribute to the Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI) up through 2015, through the EU’s Global...

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