10 Years of the Adaptation Fund - Pioneering Adaptation Finance and Concrete Actions

 

 

Who benefits from the Adaptation Fund? What is the share of Central Africa? Geographical distribution map of projects available: HERE. The analysis of the beneficiary countries benefiting of the Adaptation Fund presents a fairly limited share for Central Africa. It is time to question the bottlenecks of this increased absence of the sub-region in the mobilization of such resources. It is not late and it is still possible to catch up through Direct Access!

 

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The Adaptation Fund (AF) is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the launch of its operations this year. It is a moment to reflect on the Fund’s achievements over the years, including its pioneering innovations in climate finance such as Direct Access and its concrete actions to help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt and build resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

 

The Adaptation Fund was first created by the 7th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 7) in 2001 through decisions made in Marrakech, Morocco, although it was not launched until being operationalized and its Board established in follow-up decisions at COP 13 in December 2007 in Bali, Indonesia.

 

It has since helped countries build national capacities to adapt to climate change while committing US$ 462 million in 73 countries to concrete, localized projects that help vulnerable communities meet urgent adaptation needs in sectors such as food and water security, coastal management, agriculture, disaster risk reduction, rural development, and forests.

 

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During its 10 years of operations, the Adaptation Fund has built a strong network of implementing partners, civil society organizations, contributors and other stakeholders that help the AF carry out its mandate to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries.

 

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CBFP News Archive

2017

Thegef: GEF-7 Replenishment
SEP2D web site launch
GCF: Mainstreaming gender
REFADD prepares for COP 23
CBFP Flash News July 2017
unep: Annual Report 2016
MEFDDE Newsletter, May 2017
greenclimate.fund : Careers
IUCN: Annual report 2016
Infosylva 09/2017
Sixth SGTAPFS meeting
EU Forest Watch April 2017
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GCF- Get accredited
IAF and the 2030 Agenda