The Water, Climate and Development Programme in Southeast Asia aims to integrate water security and climate resilience in development planning processes, and support countries within Southeast Asian region to adapt to a new climate regime through increased investments in water security.
By building climate resilience, the initiative will contribute to peace building and conflict prevention, support ASEAN integration and help safeguard investments in economic development, poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The initiative intentionally aims to strengthen global-regional-national linkages. The programme will take the lessons learned at the national level into regional and global discussions on climate change adaptation. The WACDEP in Southeast Asia also contributes to achievement of the objectives of the UNFCCC national adaptation plan (NAPs) process of each country within Southeast Asia Region.
The objectives of the programme are to support countries in:
- The achievement of the UNFCCC national adaptation plan (NAPs) process
- The development of adaptive capacity and resilience to reduce the vulnerability of the climate change impacts.
- The integration of climate change adaptation in development planning processes and strategies.
The Programme will be implemented in eight countries in the region: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
For more information on GWP activities in Southeast Asia, please visit the regional website.