Climate Change Screening and Programme Appraisal

UNDP, Thailand

The main objective of this assignment is to support the design of future programme activities and the development of the Strategic Climate Change Action Plan for Agriculture 2017-2021 by assessing the effectiveness of institutional processes for CCA planning and budgeting and recommending most suitable economic valuation and investment appraisal methods to be used in Thailand.

During the assignment, Ray Purcell and Dr Areeya worked on two main tasks:

  1. reviewing the alignment and effectiveness of agricultural policy, strategy, planning, budget processes and documentation in relation to climate change, assessing the degree of climate change integration already in place, and identifying entry points and modalities for strengthening the integration of climate change in planning and budget processes in the future;
  2. reviewing climate change economic valuation and investment appraisal methods used in the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC), and identifying appropriate methods for the future and suitable case studies for climate change investment analysis and associated training with the focus on the use of Climate Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA).

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The people behind the project

Project leader: Ray Purcell

Principal Consultant