Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund ADB

Progetto concluso

The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) managed by the Asian Development Bank supports city-level efforts to address intensifying climate change risks. It entails support to climate risk analysis and planning as well as technical assistance and targeted investment grants, with a focus on secondary cities.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Climate-friendly growth
30.10.2015 - 31.12.2021
CHF  9’300’000

Climate related disasters undermine sustainable development. Extreme weather events such as storms and gradual stresses like average temperature increases and sea level rise cause massive losses of livelihoods, growth and human life. Cities are hotspots of climate change related risks due to their concentration of people and economic assets. The higher the exposure to hazard and the higher the number of urban poor, the higher is the risk faced by an urban area. In regional comparison, Asian cities feature the largest urban population at risk of coastal flooding.


The overall objective of UCCRTF is to build resilience in 25 secondary cities through improved local capacity, changes in policy and practice, investments and knowledge sharing.

Effetti a medio termine

Urban dwellers are more resilient to climate and disaster risks as a direct result of UCCRTF investments.

Leverage of additional public and private investment in urban climate change resilience.

ADB lending in climate vulnerable sectors of urban development incorporates resilience principles.

Knowledge products generated by UCCRTF are used by cities.


Risultati principali attesi:  

25 cities and 3 countries supported by UCCRTF include resilience principles in urban development strategies.

Planning processes initiated by UCCRTF include stakeholder engagement that involves urban poor groups and strong representation of women.

Training and capacity-building of city professional and urban poor groupings.

Peer learning amongst cities.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile SECO
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
  • Banca asiatica per lo sviluppo (Fondo)

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    9’300’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF    145’000’000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 30.10.2015 - 31.12.2021   (Completed)