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Publikationen
Board Meetings
03/2019
Civil society recommendations for AFB33
Policy suggestions from the Adaptation Fund NGO Network for decisions to be taken at AFB33

In this paper, the Adaptation Fund NGO Network articulates its recommendations and policy suggestions for decisions to be taken at the thirty-third meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB33). The recommendations in this paper are based on the common position of the core partner organisations of the AF NGO Network. The paper is mainly addressed to the members of the Fund's two Committees (Project and Programme Review Committee and Ethics and Finance Committee), Board members and alternates in general as well as other interested stakeholders.

Study, Paper
10/2018
The  future role of the Adaptation fund in the internatinal climate finance architecture
Concrete recommendations for decisions to be taken at COP24

The challenge of adaptation finance is not only about how much funding is being mobilised, but also how it is used. It is crucial that available finance is used as efficiently and effectively as possible so as to reduce vulnerability and increase climate resilience. The Adaptation Fund, with over 10 years of experience in channelling adaptation finance, has a unique function in the international climate finance architecture and the global response to the impacts of climate change. With its distinct mandate, clear specialisation, and innovative features, the Adaptation Fund can play an important role in improving the quality of adaptation finance.

Briefing Paper, Meetings
10/2017
Briefing on the 30th Meeting of the Adaption Fund Board_Cover
During the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) in November 2017, the Adaptation Fund (AF) will be celebrating its 10th
Paper
09/2017
Cover: Tracking Tool
Experiences made by four AFN partner organizations
In the context of the Adaptation Fund NGO Network a Tracking Tool was developed in order to provide an instrument to assess a country's current state of adaptation policies and frameworks regarding interplay and good adaptation. This paper is an evaluation of the Tracking Tool based on the experiences of four AFN partner organizations.
Paper, Report
02/2017
Cover: Innovative Financing for the Adaptation Fund
By NewClimate Institute & Germanwatch e.V.
The Adaptation Fund has emerged as an important body in the multilateral adaptation finance landscape. It has pioneered novel approaches such as direct access, has streamlined project cycles to allow participation of small institutions and holds an impressive track-record of delivering results-based adaptation finance. Demand for its services is high among vulnerable developing countries. Continued interest was clearly visible during COP 22, where Parties showed willingness to carve a role for this Kyoto Protocol climate fund under the Paris Agreement. However, this potential is constrained by a continuous resource crunch in the Fund after its primary revenue source – a 2% share of proceeds levy from mitigation projects registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) - dried up.
Newsletter
02/2017
Cover AFN Newsletter No 12
The newsletter No. 12 from January 2017 can be downloaded here. The newsletter, dedicated to the activities of the AF NGO Network and around the implemented projects, is published regularly. If you would like to receive it, send an E-Mail to Jean-Paul Brice Affana or Julia Grimm. Members of the network will receive the newsletter automatically.
Meetings, Briefing Paper
10/2016
Enhancing dissemination of knowledge and experiences from the Adaptation Fund as a pathway towards serving the Paris Agreement_C
Report on the 28th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board
The Adaptation Fund Board successfully concluded its 28th Meeting in Bonn, Germany from 4–7 October 2016 only a month before the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) which will be held in Marrakech, Morocco. The meeting encouraged reflections on how to fully enhance dissemination of knowledge and experiences generated by the Fund in order to leverage the understanding about its relevance and contributions to adaptation efforts of nations and communities worldwide facing the adverse effects of climate change.
Newsletter
10/2016
Cover Newsletter No. 11
The newsletter No. 11 from October 2016 can be downloaded here. The newsletter is dedicated to the activities of the AF NGO Network and around the implemented projects is published regularly.
Report
10/2016
Photo 1: Regional Hub Workshop for the Southern African Region
On the 13th of September 2016, Indigo Development & Change (South Africa) organized a workshop to launch the Southern African Regional Hub under the Adaptation Fund NGO Network. The goal of the regional hub is to support civil society and government actors in Southern Africa in processes regarding the Adaptation Fund (AF). The Regional Hub will also take over the role of encouraging members of the AF NGO Network in Southern Africa to participate in AF NGO Network activities. Similar Regional Hubs will be set up in East Africa, West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia/Pacific over the next years. Below you can find the workshop report for more detailed information.
Briefing Paper, Meetings
10/2016
Briefing on the 28th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board_Cover
In August 2016, the Adaptation Fund has recorded its second largest number of proposals in its history. A number of 31 concept and project proposals have been received to be considered by the Adaptation Fund Board at its 28th Meeting scheduled in October 2016 in Bonn, Germany. This request amounts to US$ 208.6 million from various types of accredited implementing entities wishing to access the funds. It is obvious that the Fund provides an important function to assist developing countries in their efforts towards concrete local measures against climate impacts. Developed through a civil society lens, this briefing outlines selected talking points on agenda items that are to be discussed at the 28th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, and suggests some key recommendations as well.