The Adaptation Fund established under the Kyoto Protocol has reached the implementation stage of adaptation projects in developing countries. This is a decisive phase to see if and how the provisions of this innovative funding instrument will work.
This publication summarises the state of play in the Adaptation Fund and the key experiences of members of the Adaptation Fund NGO Network, at international policy level as well as within developing countries.
The document provides insights into the implementation of adaptation projects, as well as their preparation, in seven developing countries. Four of the countries (Benin, Jamaica, Senegal, South Africa) will implement direct access, while three of them (Honduras, Nicaragua, Pakistan) will work with multilateral Implementing Entities including the UNDP.
The investigations, building on in-country consultations, provide important lessons for future operations of the Adaptation Fund, as well as for adaptation projects in general and other international bodies, such as the Green Climate Fund.