Climate Finance

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development warns that mobilizing sufficient financing remains a major challenge in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite signs of progress, investments that are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remain underfunded and parts of the multilateral system are under strain.

Profile of Paris

The Paris Agreement of 2015 is a remarkable example of collective leadership. No one individual, institution or country can claim to have singlehandedly created the Paris Agreement. Rather, over several years, thousands of individuals and organizations came together to contribute to the moment where 195 countries unanimously adopted the text.

This project is about telling those stories.

Environmental Change Through Participation

Environment-related sustainable development goals have shown the least progress across Asia-Pacific countries. In tandem, regional reports, civil society and the news call attention to the increased vulnerability and marginality of specific groups of people in society – such as those exposed to climate change, migrant workers, or those affected by air pollution. More understanding is needed regarding the engagement of marginal and vulnerable groups who lie at the frontiers of environmental change.

Co-generating knowledge: Organic rice in Savannakhet - SUMERNET film series on “Climate change and water insecurity”

The wetlands of Savannakhet are crucial to the food security of Lao PDR, providing the country with most of its rice. But the area's rice farmers are facing greater flood risks since the Nam Theun 2 dam started operations further upstream. SN project researchers have supported dialogue between the dam operators, government agencies and the farmers to resolve compensation issues as well as initiating organic rice farming efforts.

Floods, pollution and water insecurity in Can Tho - SUMERNET film series on “Climate change and water insecurity”

Can Tho in southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta is a city often submerged under floods in the rainy season facing inundation from both sides: the Mekong River's channels and the rising sea tides. As climate risks increase, the city planners are struggling to find solutions to provide clean water to its residents. SN researchers are helping policymakers and others to better understand and address the climate risks and the clean water challenges of this rapidly urbanizing city in the Mekong Region.

Assessing the wetlands of Kulen Prom Tep - SUMERNET film series on “Climate change and water insecurity”

The film looks at how scientific assessment is being done of the wetlands of Kulen Prom Tep in northern Cambodia. The scientists assess the ecology of the wetlands in relation to the biodiversity of the birds, soil and plants, and fish. The research includes field visits and meetings with local and national policymakers as well as the local communities to raise awareness of the importance of the wetlands and the threats to its functioning.