The Adaptation to Climate Change Initiative aims to meet high priority climate adaptation needs
in vulnerable countries. The primary geographic emphasis of the program will be the Pacific Island
Countries and East Timor, but the initiative also includes targeted policy and technical assistance
to other countries. The aim is to improve the information basis for appropriate climate change
responses, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.
An adaptation financing and implementation component of the initiative will build the capacity of
institutions in the region to implement adaptation responses, and provide funding for immediate,
practical adaptation work. This component will support bilateral and multilateral investments in high
priority adaptation activities. It will also include capacity support for institutions for
implementing adaptation responses.