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Accessing International Funding for Climate Change Adaptation. A Guidebook for Developing Countries

Accessing International Funding for Climate Change Adaptation. A Guidebook for Developing Countries
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2012
  • This guidebook is intended to be a starting point for developing country governments, planners, and stakeholders who are carrying out technology needs assessment (TNAs) and technology action plans (TAPs) for adaptation to climate change. The guidebook reviews options for international financing of adaptation activities and projects in developing countries. It examines both public and private sources of funding and presents the most important technical criteria and concepts used by public donors and private financiers in evaluating proposals.The guidebook provides a number of concrete tools and recommendations that will help TNA countries identify and access funding to implement their TAPs, such as:(1) An overview of international public funding sources dedicated to adaptation investments;(2) Seven fundamental eligibility criteria for accessing international public funding and guidance on how to apply these concepts to project ideas;(3) A template for developing/presenting adaptation project ideas to international donors;(4) An overview of critical concepts and requirements for accessing private financing for adaptation and a number of instructive case studies.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico , Nicaragua, Peru
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Cost recovery, Financing, Investments, Technology
  • Main target audience: Financial community, Governments, International community, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Private sector, Project managers, Project planners, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Guidebook, Lessons learned
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Published in 2015