Urban Development

As cities continue to grow there is a need to focus on urbanization as a contributor to sustainable growth with an emphasis on nature to promote productivity and innovative ideas. The challenges that this rapid growth is bringing is the core of the projects and programmes that the Adaptation Fund is funding; the Fund understands the key role cities play in tackling climate change, adapting to sustainable challenges and engineering innovative ideas.

EMBRACING THE SUN: Redefining Public Space as a Solution for the Effects of Global Climate Change in Indonesia’s Urban Areas

Indonesia - Asia-Pacific

  Floods in Samarinda occur almost every year and are always recurring, especially in the rainy season. Duration, height and extent of inundation happens to vary greatly. The duration of the floods that occurred ranged from 3-10 hours. This project aims to explore flood adaptation infrastructures as

Nature-based Climate Adaptation Programme for the Urban Areas of Penang Island

Malaysia - Asia-Pacific

  The main goal of the programme is to enhance urban resilience and reduce human and ecosystem health vulnerability to climate change impacts and extreme weather events by implementing nature-based solutions (NbS) to reduce surface temperatures and