adaptation-fund: Adaptation Fund Recognized for Continuing Effort to Help ‘Green’ UN Global COP Climate Conference
Washington, D.C. (March 7, 2017) — For the second straight year, the Adaptation Fund has earned a ‘Green’ rating from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for its concerted effort to go paperless and help reduce the carbon footprint of the large two-week international COP22 climate conference held this past November in Marrakech, Morocco.
The Adaptation Fund’s side event at COP22 on Family and Community Agriculture: Developing and Implementing Sustainable Climate-Resilient Solutions was one of 110 (from 201 events) to receive the UNFCCC’s highest green rating for its “exemplary commitment” to disseminate all of its materials by electronic means only. The Fund also received a green rating the previous year for its side event at COP21 in Paris, one of just 39% of side events to receive the highest UNFCCC green rating that year.
In addition to its side event at COP22, the Adaptation Fund further displayed a commitment to sustainability and greening of the conference through a multimedia exhibit featuring photos and videos of Fund projects and a COP22 website dedicated to sharing all of the Fund’s key information, news and activities related to the conference electronically. The Fund additionally shared its materials electronically through the UNFCCC’s side event and exhibitor webpages, as well as social media.