The Adaptation Fund (AF) was established under the Kyoto Protocol of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes, which should support the adaptation of developing countries to negative impacts of climate change.
This report highlights and summarises the key issues on the agenda of the 12th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, and outlines some actions being taken by the Board. These include the approval for another two AF projects (Nicaragua and Pakistan) and some more project concepts. However, a number of projects submitted were also rejected. With regard to direct access, there was little progress since no further National Implementing Entities were ready for accreditation. Other issues on the agenda included the first formal meeting with civil society observers, consideration of the financial status of the AF and activities during the Cancun COP.
As Germanwatch has been following all of the meetings one can find elaborate information on the Adaptation Fund and the past meetings on our web page www.germanwatch.org/klima/af. Official background information and the preparatory documents for the 12th meeting can be found at www.adaptation-fund.org.
Alpha O. Kaloga and Sven Harmeling