Climate Action

Ready for the Dry Years: Building resilience to drought in South-East Asia

South-East Asia is regularly hit by droughts. Ready for the Dry Years offers a clear analysis of this subject, assessing prospects for the decades ahead and highlighting the principal risks. Though starting slowly, droughts can have devastating cumulative impacts – striking hardest at the poor and heightening inequality, as well as degrading land and increasing the prospects of conflict. The study shows that there will be many more dry years ahead, and the area affected by drought is likely to shift and expand.

Financing Local Adaptation to Climate Change

Thanks to its deep engagement with local authorities across LDCs, UNCDF directly witnessed the early impacts of climate change at the local level on local economic development, across sectors. The LoCAL Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) has been designed to address this challenge, building on over two decades of UNCDF experience in fiscal decentralization, performance-based grants, local public financial management, and local investments and procurement around the world.

Webinar Recordings - Addressing agricultural resilience in long term climate planning instruments

The landscape of climate planning instruments available to countries under the UNFCCC process includes National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long Term Strategies (LTS).  These instruments have emerged at different milestones such as the Cancun Adaptation Framework and the Paris Agreement and have specific characteristics and objectives which can contribute to and reinforce each other if leveraged effectively.

Climate Change Benefit Analysis CCBA Guidelines

Thailand is one of the countries in Southeast Asia which have explored options for integrating climate change into national planning and budgeting. It was also one of the first group of five countries to produce a Climate Change Public Expenditure and Institutional Review and has played a leading role in piloting analysis of how climate change affects the benefits from public expenditure.