Adaptation Fund

The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Since 2010, the fund has dedicated more than US$ 331 million to increase climate resilience in 54 countries around the world.

The Adaptation Fund is supervised and managed by the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB). The Board is composed of 16 members and 16 alternates and holds periodic meetings throughout the year. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides secretariat services to the AFB and the World Bank serves as trustee of the Adaptation Fund, both on an interim basis.

Under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), emission-reduction projects in developing countries can earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits. These credits can be traded and sold by industrialized countries to meet a part of their emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol. Financing for the Adaptation Fund comes mainly from sales of certified emission reductions. The share of proceeds amounts to 2 percent of the value of CERs issued each year for CDM projects. The fund also receives contributions from governments, the private sector, and individuals.

Resources

Adaptation Fund Overview 2013

Adaptation Fund Infographic 2015

Adaptation Fund Timeline

Adaptation Fund Project Database

Adaptation Fund Handbook

Adaptation Fund – Cook Islands Story

Adaptation Fund – Senegal Story

Guidance on how to apply for Adaptation Fund financing           

Adaptation Fund FAQs

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Mejoramiento de la Resiliencia al Cambio Climático en la pequeña agricultura del secano de la región de O´Higgins.

Primer Proyecto financiado por el Adaptation Fund en Chile y en Latino América. Concebido el 2014, fue aprobado el 2015. Empezó el 8 del 2017. Tiene 4 años de duración y convoca a 13 instituciones.

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Engaging stakeholders and building ownership for climate adaptation

This report highlights the tools and structures utilised to engage stakeholders and build ownership in the “Building Resilient Food Security Systems to Benefit the Southern Egypt Region” project.

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Adaptation Fund Projects in Action

VIDEO: An overview of Adaptation Fund projects under implementation all over the world. 

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Taking Adaptation to the Ground

This poster is one of the posters featured at the CBA9 conferance 2015. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org.

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Multilateral adaptation finance

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Adaptation Fund: Coastal Adaptation

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