Making Climate Finance Work for Agrifood Systems in Asia and the Pacific

The ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) together with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and partners such as COP28 UAE, Green Climate Fund (GCF), members of the Sharm-el Sheikh Support for Agrifood Negotiations (The World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the CGIAR), the Climate & Clean Air Coalition, International Rice Research Institute, and others successfully organized a workshop on “Making Climate Finance Work for Agrifood Systems in Asia and the Pacific” from March 25-27, 2024 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Participants from Asia and the Pacific gathered to draw a picture of the state of climate finance in the region, and to understand the vast resources on offer from agencies and stakeholders to help make various finance instruments work in dealing with the impacts of climate change on the sector. The exercises — matching needs with support– underpin the need for regional cooperation and networking.

The event also marks the inception workshop of the Southeast Asia Readiness Grant for enhanced climate finance and implementation of the Koronivia Joint Work Programme for Agriculture — hailed as the first of its kind where multi-countries accessed the GCF Readiness Grant in support of the agriculture sector. The Grant is a product of the work of ASEAN-CRN with support from FAO.

In the photo, Dr Azizi Azmin from Malaysia gave a welcome remarks on behalf of the network.
Dr Mak Seoun from Cambodia reviewed the various support on offer from partners in relation to the climate finance needs of his country.

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