Finding the Money – Financing Climate Action

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

UN CC:Learn

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme

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Length
0.45 hours
Effort
self-paced
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Spanish
French
Arabic
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
No
Price
Free

Course summary

This tutorial introduces the concept of climate finance.

About this course

In recent years the global community has come to an agreement that urgent climate action is necessary.  This would be in the form of both reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the resilience and adaptive capacity of societies to the harmful impacts of climate change resulting from past emissions.  These actions require significant financial resources.  This tutorial provides an overview of what climate finance is and where countries access different sources of financing.

This tutorial is a learning initiative of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)and part of the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP).  The NAP-GSP is a joint programme, implemented by UNDP and UN Environment, in collaboration with other UN Agencies to assist countries with their NAP processes.  The programme is funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).

This course does not have a learning assessment therefore no certificate of completion will be issued.

Target audience

  • The engaged public and practitioners with an interest in understanding climate finance.
  • Policy-makers and adaptation planners wanting to increase their understanding on sources of funds for climate action.
  • Policy-makers and experts attending face-to-face trainings on “Climate change adaptation finance”

Learning objectives

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Define climate change finance;
  • Provide an overview of the global climate finance landscape;
  • List at least three sources of climate finance that are relevant to your country.