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Funding for Adaptation
Welcome to the UNFCCC’s adaptation funding interface. The interface provides a platform to access and screen information on funding options available for adaptation worldwide. It provides a summary of adaptation funding options available from various sources, each with an information factsheet. The factsheet contains a description of the funding mechanism, example projects, contact information and relevant weblinks for further information. The interface was mandated by the SBI under its agenda item on the further implementation of decision 1/CP.10 (see FCCC/SBI/2008/8, paragraph 38).

To use our database, the entries may be sorted alphabetically by clicking on the column title and filtered by one or more of the following:
1. Regions
2. Countries
3. Nature of disbursement
4. Sectoral focus
5. Source of adaptation funding
6. Co-financing


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Total entries: 25
Adaptation funding option Nature of disbursement Regions Sectoral focus Funding source Description

Water Financing Partnership Faciity (WFPF)

Loans

Technical Assistance

Asia-Pacific

Small Island Developing States

Water

Multilateral

The Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF) is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It offers technical assistance and loans in three key areas: rural water, urban water and basin water. The funding in water management projects will promote IWRM and healthy rivers. more>>

The Inter American Development Bank-Netherlands Water Partnership Program (INWAP)

Grants

South and Central America

Small Island Developing States

Water

Multilateral

The Inter American Development Bank-Netherlands Water Partnership Program (INWAP) is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It supports implementation of international principles of intergrated water resources management in Latin American and the Caribbean. It provides resources to support water sector planning, capacity building, training and outreach. more>>

Strategic Climate Fund (SCF)

Grants

Loans

Asia-Pacific

Africa

South and Central America

Terrestrial ecosystems

Disaster risk reduction

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

Population & human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Tourism

Water

Multilateral

The Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) is funded by the Word Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It provides financing to pilot new or scale up exisiting activities on specific climate change challenges. more>>

Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)

Grants

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Africa

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Terrestrial ecosystems

Oceans and coastal areas

Health

Other UN organizations

Multilateral

The Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) is funded through the GEF. It assists developing countries in implementing adaptation measures that reduce the vulnerability and increase the adaptive capacity of countries. more>>

Small Grants Programme (SGP)

Grants

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Terrestrial ecosystems

Water

Population & human settlements

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other UN organizations

The Small Grants Programme (SGP) is funded through the GEF, and is implemented through UNDP. It aims to deliver global environmental benefits in areas, including biodiversity conservation and protection of international waters through community-based approaches. more>>

Small Activities Scheme (SAS)

Grants

Small Island Developing States

Least Developed Countries

Terrestrial ecosystems

Disaster risk reduction

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

Population & human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Tourism

Water

Bilateral

The Small Activities Scheme (SAS) is funded by Australia's Aid Program (AusAID). It provides funds for community generated climate change adaptation projects. more>>

Rain Forest Trust Fund (RFT)

Grants

South and Central America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Population & human settlements

Multilateral

The Rain Forest Trust Fund (RFT) is funded by the World Bank. It was established in 1992 and funds projects that slow down deforestation/conversion of Amazon rainforest, protecting biodiversity, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting sustainable use and development in Amazon region. more>>

Program on Forests (PROFOR)

Grants

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Multilateral

The Program on Forests (PROFOR) is funded by the World Bank. It funds projects at all levels, that are typically less that 2 years in length and fall in either of the thematic areas: forest governance, sustainable forest management, cross-sectoral cooperation and livelihood approach to povery reduction. more>>

Nordic Development Fund (NDF)

Grants

Least Developed Countries

Multilateral

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is funded by development cooperation budgets in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The fund has received a new mandate and will in the future provide grant financing for climate-related interventions in poor developing countries. more>>

MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F)

Grants

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Water

Terrestrial ecosystems

Disaster risk reduction

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

Population & human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education and training

Tourism

Bilateral

The MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) is funded by the Spanish government and is implemented through agencies such as UNDP, UNICEF and FAO. One of its funding areas is environment and climate change related activities. more>>

Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

Grants

Least Developed Countries

Water

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Oceans and coastal areas

Health

Disaster risk reduction

Multilateral

Other UN organizations

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) is funded through the GEF, and is implemented through agencies such as UNDP, UNEP and IBRD. It was established to carry out preparation and implementation of national adaptation programmes of action in LDCs. more>>

International Development Association (IDA)

Grants

Loans

Africa

Asia-Pacific

South and Central America

Small Island Developing States

Least Developed Countries

Terrestrial ecosystems

Disaster risk reduction

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

Population & human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Tourism

Water

Multilateral

The International Development Association (IDA) is funded by the World Bank. The Association's response to climate change has been developed as a part of the Bank's Clean Energy Investment Framework. It funds projects supporting adaptation to climate change, including improved access to clean energy, and transition to low carbon development. more>>

International Climate Initiative

Grants

Loans

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Least Developed Countries

Water

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Disaster risk reduction

Health

Population & human settlements

Terrestrial ecosystems

Bilateral

The International Climate Initiative is a key element of Germany's implementation of fast start financing. more>>

IDB (Policy Base) Loan

Loans

South and Central America

Small Island Developing States

Water

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Multilateral

The Inter-American Development Bank (Policy base) Loan funds projects focusing on policies (such as natural disaster risk management policy) and strategies (strategy for coastal resources management). more>>

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

Grants

Africa

Asia-Pacific

South and Central America

Small Island Developing States

Terrestrial ecosystems

Disaster risk reduction

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

Population & human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Tourism

Water

Multilateral

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is funded by the World Bank. It provides technical and financial assistance to low and middle income countries to mainstream disaster risk reduction into their national plans. more>>

Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA)

Grants

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Disaster risk reduction

Terrestrial ecosystems

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

Population & human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Tourism

Water

Multilateral

The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) is funded by the European Commission Development. It funds projects that aim to increase capacities of LDCs and SIDS to adapt to the effects of climate change. The Alliance also funds projects that support implementation of adaptation action plans in vulnerable countries other than LDCs. more>>

Disaster Risk Management Programme

Loans

Small Island Developing States

Population & human settlements

Water

Multilateral

The Disaster Risk Management Programme is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank. It funds projects that respond to the Carribean region's vulnerability to many different natural hazards. The projects range from construction of sea defenses to rehabilitation works. more>>

Development Market Place (DM)

Grants

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Disaster risk reduction

Education and training

Multilateral

The Development Marketplace is a competitive grant program administered by the World Bank. The 2009 global competition focuses on climate adaptation. more>>

Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector (CFWS)

Technical Assistance

Asia-Pacific

Small Island Developing States

Water

Multilateral

The Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector (CFWS) is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It finances a coherent program of activities designed to promote effective water management policies and practices in Asia-Pacific. more>>

Cool Earth Partnership

Grants

Technical Assistance

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Water

Population & human settlements

Bilateral

The Cool Earth Partnership is funded by the Government of Japan. Assistance will be provided to developing countries, which are vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change (e.g. African and Pacific island counties), to take adaptive measures. more>>

Climate Investment Funds

Grants

Loans

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

South and Central America

Small Island Developing States

Disaster risk reduction

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Education and training

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

Population & human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Terrestrial ecosystems

Tourism

Water

Multilateral

The CIF is funded by the Word Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The CIFs are being established by the Bank jointly with the Regional Development Banks (AfDB, AsDB, EBRD, and IDB) to promote international cooperation on climate change and support progress towards the future of the climate change regime. The CIFs consist of the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). The SCF will provide financing to pilot new development approaches or to scale-up activities aimed at a specific climate change challenge through targeted programs. The first program to be included in the SCF would pilot national level actions for enhancing climate resilience in a few highly vulnerable countries. more>>

Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Grants

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other UN organizations

The focus of the fund is to help ensure sustainable food security by assisting farmers to adapt to climate change through a targeted set of high impact activities on the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. more>>

African Development Fund (ADF)

Loans

Africa

Multilateral

African Development Fund (ADF) is funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The Climate Risk Management and Adaptation Strategy (CRMA) will support three main areas of intervention. more>>

Adaptation to Climate Change Initative

Grants

Small Island Developing States

Asia-Pacific

Terrestrial ecosystems

Disaster risk reduction

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

Population & human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Tourism

Bilateral

The Adaptation to Climate Change Initiative is funded by Australia's Aid Program (AusAID). It funds immediate and practical adaptation works. It also includes funding that aims to manage adaptation activities and implement adaptation responses. more>>

Adaptation Fund (AF)

Grants

Small Island Developing States

South and Central America

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Tourism

Water

Terrestrial ecosystems

Population & human settlements

Disaster risk reduction

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Health

Oceans and coastal areas

UNFCCC and KP

The Adaptation Fund (AF) is financed from the share of proceeds on the clean development mechanism project activities and other sources of funding. It was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. more>>


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