This tutorial introduces how governments can respond to the climate change challenge through better budgeting, which integrates climate change risks and opportunities into budget preparation.
About this course
Our world is becoming a riskier place to live in. Climate change is causing rainfall to become less predictable; it is leading to more flooding and dry periods; sea levels are rising; and extreme weather events are becoming more common. Nowhere are these impacts more evident than in the agriculture sector, which for so many countries is a very important economic sector, also providing livelihoods for the poorest in society.
This e-tutorial will provide you with an introduction to how governments can respond to the climate change challenge through better budgeting. It will introduce and explain a new approach to integrating climate change risks and opportunities into budget preparation. So called “climateresponsive budgeting” allows sectors to identify investments likely to perform best under a changing climate.
The tutorial has been developed under the UNDP Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to benefit the poor and vulnerable (2012-16) programme, with support from the Government of Sweden.
The tutorial is divided into five sections, and it takes around 30 minutes to complete all sections.
The e-tutorial has been designed for officials located within a sector ministry affected by climate change, particularly the agriculture sector. However other interest groups may also find the content useful.
After completion of the e-tutorial learners will be able to:
- Identify climate change-related risks faced in economic sectors, in particular, the agriculture sector
- Explain how these risks can affect public finance, including the effectiveness of sectoral
- Describe how cost-benefit analysis can be used to optimize sectoral budgeting under a