The capacity building Programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) in Asia is a cooperative effort, launched in 2012, between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ADAPT Asia-Pacific Project, the Asian Development Bank, the Global Water Partnership and Yale University.

  • Introduction to key economic principles and review of impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific Assessment of economic impacts of climate change, cost-benefit analysis of investment projects and climate-proofing options 
  • Proposal development

The target audiences for the training include:

  • Policy and technical staff from line ministries and national agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private sector, who are involved in national adaptation planning process, development of project proposals on climate change adaptation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into national strategies and plans; and
  • Experts in the field of economics or statistics from governmental, non- governmental and academic institutions who are involved in economic analysis of climate change adaptation actions and climate-resilient investments.

The training programme is limited to 25 participants: Ten participants from target countries under UNDP's 'Economics of Climate Change Adaptation' capacity-building programme (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam) will receive full scholarships covering travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses. Five participants from Thailand and ten participants from other countries of Asia and the Pacific can attend on a self-funded basis.

Deadline for applications: 11 December 2017

Website for submission of applications:

The course is totally free of charge. The self-funded participants need to cover their travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses.

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