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Supporting Southern Civil Society Engagement in Finance

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2017
  • Location Quezon City, Philippines
  • Geographic Focus Asia, World

About this grant

Financial institutions and large developing countries have taken up a new and expanding role in development finance, including responses to global threats such as climate change. Given these changes, it is vital for civil society organizations in developing countries to craft more effective strategies to engage in the international, national, and local discussions on how to finance the transition to a low-carbon economy. Through this project, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities will address these capacity building needs, particularly in China and Southeast Asian countries. Over the last grant period, the grantee was successful in building a coalition of developing countries’ governments and nongovernmental organizations that raised the ambitions of climate mitigation, finance, and adaptation at the United Nations climate negotiations in Paris. Over the next grant period, work will focus on the Green Climate Fund as well as the new development finance institution investments on climate change, including those of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.