Building on a strong relationship with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ADAPT Asia-Pacific is supporting governments from around the region to manage climate change finance. Capacity development activities are underway to support the management of National Climate Funds and Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review, and to assist in many aspects of the acquisition, management and monitoring of climate finance.
Support from the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility for Asia and the Pacific (ADAPT Asia-Pacific) helped ASEAN member countries to identify potential assistance from an array of donors and partner organizations to implement specific elements of the ASEAN Action Plan on a Joint Response to Climate Change (the Action Plan). This was done as part of ADAPT Asia-Pacific’s program of assistance to the Royal Thai Government, serving as Chair of the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC).
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Energy and Environment Division has released a discussion paper, titled “National Climate Funds: Learning from the experience of Asia-Pacific countries,” which includes country examples and recommendations.
The paper draws on the research carried out by UNDP’s Energy and Environment Division to provide an overview of the key issues in designing, establishing and managing extra-budgetary national climate funds in the Asia-Pacific region. This analysis supplements the UNDP Guidebook for the Design and Establishment of National Funds.