Blog & Publications

Publikationen

A newsletter dedicated to the activities of the AF NGO Network and around the implemented projects is published regularly. The AF NGO Network also publishes Reports on Adaptation Fund Board meetings, its activities in Doha and other AF material from its Network members.

AFN-Publications (Liste)

Publikationen
Flyer
11/2019
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Somos una coalición de más de 250 Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (OSC) enfocadas en el trabajo del Fondo de Adaptación (FA). Nuestro objetivo es dar soporte a los más vulnerables frente al cambio climático y asegurar que se beneficien del Fondo de Adaptación. Para lograr esto, trabajamos para hacer que el Fondo sea más transparente y participativo, promoviendo la participación efectiva de la sociedad civil y de las partes interesadas a nivel local.
Flyer
11/2019
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Nous sommes une coalition mondiale de plus de 250 organisations de la société civile (OSC) qui concentrent leur travail sur le Fonds d’Adaptation au changement climatique. Notre objectif est de soutenir les plus vulnérables aux changements climatiques et de s’assurer qu’ils bénéficient directement et effectivement des financements octroyés par le Fonds d’Adaptation. Pour atteindre ces objectifs, nous travaillons à rendre le Fonds plus transparent et participatif, en promouvant un engagement effectif de la société civile et une appropriation par les acteurs locaux.
Blog Post
10/2019
Sheep farming is an important livelihood for small-scale farmers in the Namakwa region in South Africa
Blog Post by Elin Lorimer, Indigo development & change

South Africa’s Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility Project, funded under the Adaptation Fund, is drawing to a close, and has surfaced valuable lessons about implementing “enhanced direct access” mechanisms and making adaptation funding available at the local level. Project participants, including the 12 small grant recipients, met recently at an inter-district learning event to share their experiences.

Blog Post
10/2019
Marsabit County: Harsh climatic conditions and barren land are an indication of increasing impacts of climate change
Blog Post by Psamson Nzioki, Transparency International Kenya, October 2019

Impacts of climate change continue to increase in magnitude and frequency. This is why financial support becomes increasingly important to reduce vulnerability and build resilience of communities in Kenya against these impacts. The Adaptation Fund has been instrumental in supporting interventions that help communities to cushion the impacts of climate change.

Blog Post
10/2019
Gitika Goswami (Development Alternatives, India) & Mariam Devidze (Green Alternative, Georgia) providing on-the-ground insights and concrete recommendations on behalf of the AF NGO Network at the Fund's Board meeting in June 2019
Blog Post by Till Eichler and Julia Grimm, Germanwatch, October 2019
AF NGO Network core partner organisations from India and Georgia entered into a fruitful dialogue with the Adaptation Fund Board at the Fund's additional Board meeting on 28 June 2019. The Network provided concrete insights on challenges encountered in obtaining direct access to the Fund's resources and on the implications of implementing the Fund's country cap. On-the-ground perspectives on the role of CSOs as project implementers and gender impacts of the Fund's project in India were also shared.
Flyer
06/2019
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Supporting the most vulnerable to climate change
We are a global coalition of more than 250 associate CSOs focussing on the Adaptation Fund. Our aim is to support the most vulnerable to climate change and ensure they benefit from the Adaptation Fund. To achieve this we work to make the Fund more transparent and participative promoting the effective engagement of civil society and owner-ship of local stakeholders. This is why we monitor the implementation of the Adaptation Fund’s projects; we draft policy recommendations for the Fund’s Board; and we provide independent on-the-ground insights on the Fund’s activities in your country.
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
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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.