Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Climate change and development have been a central part of Denmark’s development assistance program for many years. Both multilateral and bilateral channels are used for Danish climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. Denmark channels most of its contribution ($24 million) to the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds towards adaptation. Recent work in adaptation includes establishment of two funding platforms: the $5 million World Bank Trust Fund for Climate Adaptation of Agriculture and Water Resources; and UNDP’s “Climate Change and Development – Adapting by Reducing Vulnerability” (CC DARE). The objective of the Trust Fund is to adapt current natural resource management programs to respond to climate change in East and West Africa. CC Dare is an $8 million 3-year program targeting 15 developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will offer technical and financial assistance to nationally defined needs and priorities related to climate change adaptation and vulnerability.