Tackling Climate Change One Budget at a Time
The climate crisis is the world’s greatest development challenge, and it poses outsized threats to those who are poor or marginalized. It is imperative that governments, raise and spend public money to effectively address the causes of climate breakdown and build the resilience of their people and communities, especially in the most climate-vulnerable countries. Community, advocacy and policy organizations can help inform these budget choices and hold their governments to account, but in far too many cases they lack the capacity, opportunities, and support to do so.
The project aims to strengthen the ability of civil society groups in three countries in Asia and the Pacific to ensure that their governments use public funds to address climate change in ways that lead to sustainable and equitable societies. The International Budget Partnership (IBP) will provide civil society partners with capacity-building support and technical and strategic assistance for projects that seek to influence or track/monitor the management of public financial resources intended for climate change mitigation or adaptation. IBP will also conduct research that supports these activities.
This project is supported with 4 100 000 SEK