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Building an Asian Civil Society Community of Practice on Climate Finance

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $233,500
  • Grant Period January 1, 2018–December 31, 2019
  • Location Quezon City, Philippines
  • Geographic Focus Asia

About this grant

Financial institutions and large developing countries have taken up new and expanding roles 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 assist groups to develop such strategies and develop stronger collaborations, particularly in Southeast Asian countries. Over the last grant, the grantee was quite successful in building a coalition of nongovernmental organizations that monitored and strengthened standards of the Green Climate Fund; actively engaged Chinese development finance institutions related to energy infrastructure investments; and worked with Chinese organizations to engage their government representatives on climate finance. Over the next grant period, work will focus on the Green Climate Fund as well as Chinese development finance institution investments on energy and infrastructure.