Capacity-building Portal: Complementary resources

The presentation of the following information will support the implementation of the rolling workplan of the PCCB to foster global, regional and subnational cooperation and to share available information including through the capacity-building portal.
Based on the requests of Party and non-Party stakeholders to present additional information related to capacity-building activities, these webpages are intended to complement the capacity-building portal until this additional information can be integrated into an enhanced version of the portal.

Stakeholders are encouraged to send information, as follows:

The information on this webpage will gradually expand, subject to availability of information and resources.

Africa and capacity-building resources <<more>>

Africa Climate Business Plan
The consequences of climate change for Africa are devastating and threaten to push millions of people into extreme poverty by 2030, largely due to lower crop yields and higher food prices, and negative health impacts” says Benoit Bosquet, World Bank Practice Manager in the Environment & Natural Resources Global Practice. “In light of the huge financing gap and the need for urgent action, the World Bank prepared the Africa Climate Business Plan as an important step in mobilizing climate finance to fast-track Africa’s climate adaptation needs in the context of development priorities.”


Asia and the Pacific

Latin America and the Caribbean

Cross-cutting information

Green Climate Fund
 A practical manual to support the integration of gender equality in climate change interventions and climate finance

United Nations Development Programme
Cross-cutting Capacity Development (CCCD)
The objective of the Cross-cutting Capacity Development (CCCD) projects is to address those important capacity needs that will enhance a country’s ability to meet its obligations under international conventions by creating synergies, while at the same time catalyzing the mainstreaming of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) into national policy, management or financial and legislative frameworks. To this end, Cross-cutting Capacity Development projects focus on the environmental governance system and mainstreaming global environmental issues into national development programs

UN Environment
The Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU) is responsible for the implementation of Environmental Education and Training activities in UN Environment. This is done in close collaboration with other relevant Divisions, Branches and Units in UNEP, as well as with other partners – mainly institutions of higher learning. Other partners include other UN agencies, governments, national and regional environmental education and training centres, local and international non-governmental organizations and the private sector

This publication, which is the third volume in the series, builds on the first and the second volumes and communicates initial experiences, best practices and lessons learned by the LDCs and other developing countries on the process to formulate and implement NAPs. It features the countries’ best practices and lessons learned around eight focus areas critical for the initial stages of the process


Financial initiatives

Adaptation Fund 
Adaptation Fund: a pioneer in climate adaptation financing
With over US$477,000,000 allocated, the Adaptation Fund gives developing countries full ownership of adaptation projects, from planning through implementation, while ensuring monitoring and transparency at every step.

Finance Center for South-South Cooperation 
The FCSSC invites experts from successfully developed countries and international organizations to provide specific and pertinent advice on development strategies to developing countries, considering their various underlying conditions. The focus of these measures is to help countries formulate industrialization strategies and policies, to recognize and analyze competitive industries, and to identify gaps in development.

Global Environment Facility
 The Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) aims to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of developing countries to meet the transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement. Discover how this can help your country:

Green Climate Fund 
The GCF Readiness Programme is a funding programme to enhance country ownership and access to the Fund. The Programme provides resources for strengthening the institutional capacities of National Designated Authorities (NDA) or Focal Points and direct access entities to efficiently engage with the Fund. Resources may be provided in the form of grants or technical assistance.

International development funding 
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

Islamic Development Bank 
We foster innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest development challenges, as we work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We champion science, technology and innovation led solutions for the development sector, through boosting skills, sourcing ideas and transforming those visions in to real solutions through our Engage Platform and Transform Fund

KfW Development Bank 
KfW supports development programmes – and consequently prospects for the future – in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-East Europe. We help partner countries to create better living conditions, while protecting the climate and the environment at the same time. The list of partner countries is more heterogeneous and dynamic than ever before. We work with developing and emerging economies and are increasingly active in countries involved in conflict.

NDC Funding and Initiatives Navigator 
The NDC Funding and Initiatives Navigator is a searchable database of financial and technical support that can help countries to plan and implement their NDCs. It includes open funds and technical support as well as existing assistance on the ground that will help coordination of new support.

UNICEF Innovation Fund 
The innovation Fund allows UNICEF to quickly assess, fund and grow open-source solutions that can improve children's lives. Financial and technological support is available for companies that are using technology in innovative ways to improve the world.

Global portals: Adaptation

Adaptation Clearinghouse
Content in the Adaptation Clearinghouse is focused on the resources that help policymakers at all levels of governments reduce or avoid the impacts of climate change to communities in the United States. The Adaptation Clearinghouse tends to focus on climate change impacts that adversely affect people and our built environment.

Adaptation Knowledge Portal
The Adaptation Knowledge Portal builds on the worldwide contributions of policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to offer first-hand information and actionable knowledge on climate change adaptation

Adaptation Learning Mechanism
The ALM is collecting good practices, providing information, sharing knowledge, and building networks on climate change adaptation

Arctic Adaptation Exchange
The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

Asia Pacific Adaptation Network
The mission of APAN is to build climate change resilient and sustainable human systems, ecosystems and economies through the mobilisation of knowledge, enhanced institutional capacity and informed decision making‐processes, and facilitated access to finance and technologies.

Canada's Climate Change Adaptation Platform
Plenary is the coordinating forum for the Adaptation Platform. Plenary members are senior-level representatives who meet twice a year to help define priority areas for Working Group efforts, to align interests and resources, and to identify emerging opportunities for adaptation. Plenary members contribute information, knowledge, expertise and resources. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) chairs the Plenary and is supported by a Vice-chair that changes annually

European Climate Adaptation Platform
The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT) is a partnership between the European Commission (DG CLIMA, DG Joint Research Centre and other DGs) and the European Environment Agency

Hawaiʻi Climate Adaptation Portal
The Climate Commission provides direction, facilitation, coordination and planning among state and county agencies, federal agencies, and other partners about climate change mitigation (reduction of greenhouse gases) and climate change resiliency strategies, including, but not limited to, sea level rise adaptation, water and agricultural security, and natural resource conservation.

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change
Working in 14 Pacific island countries, the Programme is demonstrating best-practice adaptation in three key climate-sensitive areas: coastal zone management, food security and food production, and water resources management. Each country is hosting a pilot project in one of these theme areas to demonstrate how climate change adaptation can work on the ground.

Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation
The Swedish portal for climate change adaptation supports society and citizens preparing for climate change consequences. The portal offers comprehensive information and support within a number of areas. The portal is run by the Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation, in cooperation with twenty Swedish authorities

The Conference of the Parties (COP) invited Parties, relevant organizations and stakeholders to share outcomes, experiences and lessons learned from their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). The REDD+ Web Platform, mandated by the COP in decision 2/CP.13, was established with the purpose of making available such information on the outcomes of activities relating to REDD+, including activities on capacity building, demonstration activities, addressing drivers of deforestation and mobilization of resources.

UNDP Climate Change Adaptation
UNDP is a leader in climate change adaptation. These concrete activities are designed to inform climate-smart policy and strategy development, and support nations in building National Adaptation Plans and Programmes of Action that will protect vulnerable populations from the threats posed by a changing climate

weADAPT is a collaborative platform on climate adaptation issues. It allows practitioners, researchers and policy-makers to access credible, high-quality information and connect with one another

Global portals: Agriculture

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
CCAFS addresses the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through strategic, broad-based global partnerships. It brings together some of the world's best researchers in agricultural science, climate science, environmental and social sciences to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change and agriculture.

FAO - Agroecology Knowledge Hub
Agroecology is based on applying ecological concepts and principles to optimize interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment while taking into consideration the social aspects that need to be addressed for a sustainable and fair food system. By building synergies, agroecology can support food production and food security and nutrition while restoring the ecosystem services and biodiversity that are essential for sustainable agriculture. Agroecology can play an important role in building resilience and adapting to climate change.

FAO - Climate-Smart Agriculture
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. CSA aims to tackle three main objectives:
• sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes;
• adapting and building resilience to climate change; and
• reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible.

FAO - Global Farmer Field School Platform
A Farmer Field School (FSS) brings together a group of farmers, livestock herders or fisherfolk, to learn how to shift towards more sustainable production practices, by better understanding complex agro-ecosystems and by enhancing ecosystem services.

FAO - NAP-Ag Knowledge Tank
The NAP-Ag Knowledge Tank:
• Contains tools, methods, case studies and other knowledge materials on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture).
• Targets national planners, development actors and decision makers.
• Supports countries in highlighting key resources for adaptation planning and budgeting, especially in formulating and implementing National Adaptation Plans (NAP).

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR)
A unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agricultural research and innovation, GFAR provides the open and inclusive space required for fostering dialogue, agreeing priorities and catalyzing collective actions by the many stakeholders involved in agri-food research and innovation.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
ILRI works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

The Regeneration Hub
The Regeneration Hub is an interactive online platform that connects project holders, individuals, funders and communities focused on regenerative agriculture and land-use projects and other related concepts that address multiple global challenges, including climate change and food security. The Regeneration Hub was founded in Paris during the 2015 Climate Summit. It is a collaboration between Regeneration International, Open Team and key members of the global regenerative food, farming and land-use movement.

World Bank - Climate Smart Agriculture Profiles
The CSA country profiles bridge a knowledge gap by providing clarity on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) terminology, components, relevant issues, and how to contextualize it under different country conditions. The knowledge product is also a methodology for assessing a baseline on climate smart agriculture at the country level (both national and sub-national) that can guide climate smart development. The profiles are effective tools for synthesizing complex information into focused outputs that compare in a visually-appealing way the ‘climate smartness’ of many country activities and their adoption potential.

World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)
WFO is a member-based farmer organisation, bringing together national farmers’ organizations and agricultural cooperatives, from all over the world. Currently, WFO represents approximately 1.5 billion farmers from 54 countries all over the world. 
The vision of WFO is to foster the economic viability of farming activities, aimed at improving the livelihood conditions of farmers, their families and the rural communities they work and live in and strengthening the contribution of the farming community in tackling the challenges mankind faces.

Global portals: Human rights

HRBA Portal
Mainstreaming human rights within the UN system has been a cornerstone of UN reform since 1997.  Since then, the UN has accumulated a wide range of knowledge and experience in mainstreaming human rights into its work. The UN Practitioners’ Portal on HRBA pools together that body of knowledge and experience, and makes it accessible to UN practitioners through a single entry point. The initiative grew out of a need to harness the wide body of knowledge and experience gathered across UN agencies, funds and programmes, so that these lessons can be applied in future activities. The application of this knowledge and learning is vital to improve the quality of the UN’s human rights mainstreaming work.

Global portals: Innovations and Initiatives

The Hum Sum Global Climate Action Summit Community Platform
The mission of this inclusive platform is to highlight the many environmental innovations and initiatives developing daily in neighborhoods all over the world

Global portals: Technology

Climate Technology
Established in 2001, TT:CLEAR is the UNFCCC web-platform for all information related to climate technology. In particular, TT:CLEAR houses information on the Technology Mechanism, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and technology needs assessments. For any questions, contact us at On TT:CLEAR you can: 

  • Stay up-to-date on all UNFCCC technology processes, including negotiations
  • Browse TEC recommendations on policies for climate technology development and transfer
  • Search for climate technology projects in developing countries
  • Find information on technology events 
  • Learn what people on Twitter think about #climatetech
  • Find the national focal points for technology development and transfer
  • Learn about the history of technology in the UNFCCC process and find relevant COP decisions 
  • Access comprehensive information on technology needs assessments, including country reports 
  • Find information on various sources of support for technology transfer and development

Earth Observation Capacity Building Portal

The capacity building activities in GEO aims to assist developed and developing countries and regions in increasing their technical and human capacity to acquire, share, store, maintain and fully utilize Earth observation data and information in the decision-making process; demonstrate solutions, disseminate best practices showcasing the value of Earth observations and promote the engagement of institutional users worldwide.

Global portals: Disaster and risk

Global Flood Partnership
The primary objective of the global flood partnership is to develop products at global and national levels. These products should only be used as interim tools by developing countries, while they put in place local, dedicated, high-resolution systems. An important effort of the partnership will focus on enabling developing and less developed countries to develop their own capacities by offering access to data, models and above all expertise from the Partnership.


Global portals: Local communities and indigenous peoples

UNDESA Division for Inclusive Social Development Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples.


Climate Analytics
We provide scientific, policy and analytical support to assist Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the UNFCCC, Green Climate Fund and related climate negotiations and fora. Based on the latest science, we provide on-demand technical, political, strategic and legal briefings and advice to negotiators, with the aim of supporting the establishment of an effective and legally binding multilateral climate regime. We also support other stakeholders, including international organisations, governments and NGOs.

International Institute for Environment and Development
Workshops that build climate negotiators' capacity: European Capacity Building Initiative training and support programme
We aim to create a more level playing field for all government delegations taking part in climate negotiations at the international level through our work. That's why IIED manages the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) training and support programme, which focuses on building the capacity of UNFCCC negotiators from vulnerable developing countries.