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ECCA training at AIT

The training programme aims to equip government officials and other stakeholders in the Asia and the Pacific region with economic tools necessary to identify, prioritize, design and implement climate-resilient projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans and access climate finance for adaptation action.

The United Nations Development Programme and the United States Agency for International Development Adapt Asia-Pacific Project in cooperation with the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific/AIT, under the Climate Change Asia Initiative.

  • 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

Target audience
  • 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.   

Each run of the training course is limited to 25 participants as follows:

  • Ten participants from target countries of the UNDP Economics of Climate Change Adaptation capacity building programme, namely 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.


The training is totally free of charge for all participants. However, the self-funded participants need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses.

The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the AIT, in cooperation with UNDP and USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific, held the first run of the training course on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation under the Climate Change Asia initiative, from 21 August to 1 September 2017. The agenda for the training can be found here. 


The second run will take place between 26 February and 9 March 2018.


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Highlights of the August 2017 training programme
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