The urgent climate action that the world needs requires significant financial resources. This course provides an overview of climate finance, including what it is, and how and where countries access different sources of financing.

  • Climate Change
  • Finance
  • Adaptation


0.45 hours


This tutorial introduces the concept of climate finance.

Who should take this course

  • The engaged public and practitioners with an interest in understanding climate finance.
  • Policy-makers and adaptation planners wanting to increase their understanding on sources
    of funds for climate action.
  • Policy-makers and experts attending face-to-face trainings on “Climate change adaptation finance”

Completion requirements

This course does not have a learning assessment therefore, a certificate will not be issued.


This tutorial is a learning initiative of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)and part of the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP).  The NAP-GSP is a joint programme, implemented by UNDP and UN Environment, in collaboration with other UN Agencies to assist countries with their NAP processes.  The programme is funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).