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.
This brief aims to help decision-makers across sectors in Myanmar incorporate climate change risks into planning and investment decisions by summarising key messages from a detailed technical analysis of climate change in Myanmar that is released alongside this report.
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UNDP and partners under the UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R are developing a multi-country project focused on the needs of persons with disabilities to cope with climate change in Asia and the Pacific.
This publication was launched at the COP24 in Poland by FAO’s Deputy Director General, Ms. Maria Helena Semedo at the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture side event yesterday.
Climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia currently cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and could keep mounting over the next few years, according to a new report released at the climate summit.
We need to change the way we farm, the way we eat and the way we think if we as a civilization are going to survive the catastrophic impacts that climate change is already bringing to our people and to our planet.
UNDP’s Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance (GCCF) team is a diverse group of governance, climate change and development specialists providing tools and services to improve the mobilization, management, and targeting of climate change finance throughout Asia Pacific.
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.
Making Local Government Fit for Purpose: A Framework for an Integrated Climate Change Response at the Local Level
The increasing intensity and frequency of climate related shocks, as well as it’s diverse, localised manifestations means that the costs of addressing climate change are likely to fall disproportionately on local government. Yet, in many countries climate finance is managed at the national level and is not effectively trickling down to the subnational level. Country systems are often weakest at the local level, where with the presence of a large number of stakeholders, basic co-ordination becomes challenging.
This Guidance Note serves as an introductory guide for stakeholders on how to create or refine a Climate Change Financing Framework (CCFF) – a strategic, whole-of-government plan to better manage, mobilize and target climate finance.
By providing guidance on how the core elements, processes and outputs involved in a Climate Change Financing Framework fit together, this Note will assist countries to create more effective, practical, and integrated financing responses.