The Program for Asia Resilience to Climate Change (PARCC) is a trust fund supported by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and administered by the World Bank.
PARCC was launched in 2018 to strengthen disaster and climate resilience in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The program aims to develop hydromet services and early-warning systems that can save lives, improve livelihoods, and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities.
The trust fund is part of the UK's broader program, Asia Regional Resilience to a Changing Climate Program, that works closely with the UK Met Office.
PARCC-funded activities include:
- Climate Innovation Challenge (2022 grant recipients and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center press release)
- Climate Modeling for Macroeconomic Policy: A Case Study for Pakistan (2021)
- South Asia Hydromet Forum 2021 (video recordings available on RIMES website)
- PARCC 2020 Annual Report
- World Bank and CES announce global tech challenge winners (2021 press release)
- TechEmerge Resilience India (2021 details about grant recipients)
- South Asia Hydromet Forum 2019 (event summary)
- Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia
- South Asia Blue Resilience
- South Asia Climate Adaptation and Resilience Partnership
- Managing Fiscal Risks Associated with Climate Change
- Evaluating Benefits of National and Regional Investments for the Hydromet Value Chain