AF: Adaptation Fund Receives New US$ 2.6M Pledge from Brussels Regional Government of Belgium

 

 

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2016) — In a continued outpouring of support for the Adaptation Fund following a highly successful COP22 climate conference in Morocco last month, the Brussels-Capital Region announced this week that it is has pledged EUR 2.5 million to the Fund.

 

 

The amount is equivalent to about a US$ 2.6 million commitment from Belgium’s regional government of Brussels.

 

“Brussels, capital of the North which is relatively sheltered from the consequences as regards to climate change, always has been particularly sensitive to the effects of [such] change on the most vulnerable countries,” said Madam Céline FREMAULT, Brussels Minister for Environment and Energy. “We have a primordial moral duty to help these countries to adapt. And the Adaptation Fund is an adequate tool for that.”

 

 

The new pledge raises the Fund’s total of pledged contributions for the year to about US$ 84 million, which is comfortably over its 2016 US$ 80 million resource mobilization target. The Fund raised about US$ 81 million in new contributions at the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech last month through a combination of developed country and subnational government donations.

 

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