Author(s): Ken MacClune

Year: 2017

Type: Other publications



Financing from the ground up – experiences in adaptation finance from Southeast Asia

2017 SEI AdaptationWatch brief3 figure1The fragmented network of climate finance institutions. (Adapted from Bours, D., 2017. Program evaluations of the LDCF and the SCCF)

Like many vulnerable regions, Southeast Asia depends on climate change adaptation finance to lessen the impact of a warming world on its people and economies. Yet there are several barriers to accessing adequate amounts of adaptation finance and governing funds once they have been allocated.

As a result, adaptation priorities can often be set by national level institutions where relatively high capacity exists and may then be disconnected from the contexts and needs of local people.

This brief – based on a chapter in the forthcoming AdaptationWatch report – sets out five barriers to the provision of finance for climate adaptation, and offers policy pointers for overcoming them.

To read the full chapter on this research, look for the 2017 AdaptationWatch Report, to be released at COP23 in November 2017.

Read the briefing (PDF: 801KB)