Enabling conditions at sub-national level for financing climate change adaptation: experiences from Peru, India and China

Event Type
Side Event UNFCCC COP 20

Lima, 11.12.2014


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Ministry of the Environment of Peru, Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, National Social Development Cooperation Fund of Peru

International climate change adaptation finance needs to reach vulnerable communities at sub-national levels. The side-event at COP 20 in Lima presented practical experience from Peru, India and China on the enabling conditions necessary at sub-national levels for the alignment of climate funding mechanisms to existing systems of decentralization. In this context, DIE presented research results on the potential and limits of using social investment funds for the support of adaptive capacities in vulnerable communities.

With contributions from:

  • Paola Bustamante, Minister of Development and Social Inclusion, Peru 
  • Rupa Mukerji, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
  • Mr. Eduardo Durand, General Director of Climate Change, Ministry of the Environment, Peru
  • Madam Huang Wenhang, Director, International Cooperation Division, Climate Change Department, National Development and Reform Commission China
  • Dr. Akilesh Gupta, Adviser & Head, Department of Science and Technology, India
  • Britta Horstmann, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Host Institutions:

  • Ministry of Environment/Peru, Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion/ Peru, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation, and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

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Event information

Date / h
11.12.2014 / 16:00 - 17:30


COP 20 in Lima, Room SIPAN (300)