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.



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Adaptation Fund In South Africa

In the rural northwestern Namakwa District of South Africa’s rolling Northern Cape, the negative effects of climate change are becoming commonplace. Climate change projections have indicated that both the Mopani District, in Limpopo in the north east of South Africa, and the Namakwa District, in the Northern Cape in the north west of South Africa, will be subject to increasing temperatures and changing rainfall patterns.

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Adaptation-fund: ECO-NGO Newsletter May 8, 2017: Strong Support for the Adaptation Fund

“ECO is also concerned about the Adaptation Fund. We expect negotiators to agree that the Adaptation Fund has plenty of experience when operating with developing countries in need of small-scale adaptation projects. And that it deserves immediate replenishment in the pre-2020 period while the Green Climate Fund (GCF) resolves its shortcomings and operational problems. It is definitely not the time to engage in unnecessary political battles that may delay the required work necessary for the Adaptation Fund to serve the Paris Agreement.

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GCF: Empowering Direct Access workshop 23–25 MAY, SONGDO, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

GCF’s Empowering Direct Access workshop will focus on supporting the Fund’s direct access entities – national and regional entities nominated for accreditation to the GCF by National Designated Authorities – to develop strong project proposals and strengthen their capacity across several programmatic areas.

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TRAFFIC: European Union suspends the re-export of raw ivory

Brussels, Belgium, 17th May 2017—The European Commission has published a guidance document under which the European Union (EU) will suspend re-exports of raw ivory from 1 July 2017, even if they qualify as old/“pre-Convention” specimens as well as recommending tougher scrutiny of worked ivory movements.

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Infosylva 09/2017

We would like to draw your attention to a new knowledge-sharing platform launched by FAO and partners earlier this month. This open-access platform aims to guide policy makers and practitioners through the entire planning, management, and implementation stages of a forest and landscape restoration project.


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CAFI: Eq. Guinea, Cameroon & Congo share progress

The 6th CAFI Executive Board meeting, held 27-28 April 2017, was an opportunity to exchange with government representatives of three countries (CAR was unable to participate due to connectivity issues) in the process of developing National REDD+ investment frameworks.

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CAFI: Gabon and CAFI move forward on Letter of Intent

Last week the CAFI Executive Board and the Government of Gabon took a major step in their partnership to advance and implement the Gabon National Investment Plan, a plan seeking to implement the country’s forest-based commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.

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CAFI: DRCongo reflects on programming achievements & needs

One year after the signing of the Letter of Intent with CAFI, encouraging progress demonstrates the country's commitment.

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