In human systems, the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects to moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In natural systems, the process of adjustment to actual climate and its effects; human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects.

Adaptation Fund

Fund established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable and are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.

Adaptive Capacity

The ability of a system to adjust to climate change.

Asia-Pacific Climate Finance Fund

A multi-donor trust fund established in 2017 to support development and implementation of financial risk management products that can help unlock capital for climate investments and improve resilience to the impact of climate change in the Asia-Pacific region.

Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations

A document for and by humanitarian organisations, intended to help them play their part and highlight their relevance in responding to climate and environmental crises.

Climate finance

The process whereby public, private or other sources can help fund endeavours that work to combat climate change and the transition to a climate-resilient economy

Climate Resilience

Resilience to the effects of climate change, typically of a geographical area, system of organisation. Usually achieved through implementation of a focused multi-disciplinary plan.


See New Collective Qualified Goal on Climate Finance (NCQG)

New Collective Qualified Goal on Climate Finance (NCQG)

A new climate finance goal for the post-2025 period which countries will have to set next year at COP29.