Opportunities for New Support

Co-hosted by Family Planning 2020, Population Reference Bureauand Population Institute 

When: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 8:00 am – 9:30 am EST/ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm GMT

The impacts of climate change—climbing temperatures, extreme weather, drought, shifting rainfall patterns, and rising sea levels—are intensifying around the world. These impacts threaten to undo development progress in poor and vulnerable communities, where rapid population growth and unmet need for family planning contribute to limited capacity to adapt. This discussion will provide an overview of the climate finance landscape and explore strategies that the family planning community can use to join with others in efforts to build resilience to climate change impacts. Speakers and participants will share views on ways to forge partnerships for multisectoral climate adaptation projects that are eligible for multilateral climate change adaptation funding. Experiences and perspectives shared may also be useful for other organizations seeking to access this type of climate adaptation funding.


  • Kabiswa Charles, Program Director, Ecological Christian Organization (Eco Uganda).
  • Hwei Mian Lim, Senior Program Officer, The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW).
  • Dr. Syed Kamal Shah, Chief Executive Officer, Family Planning Association of Pakistan.
  • Kathleen Mogelgaard, Senior Fellow, Population Institute.
  • Moderator: Kristen P. Patterson, Program Director, Population Reference Bureau.


Please come ready to share your thoughts, ideas, and energy.