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
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.
News
02/2017
Slide: Missing of Project Performance Reports as of 29th of October 2016
Project Performance Reports (PPRs) contain a wealth of knowledge about the implementation of projects funded by the Adaptation Fund (AF). To ensure civil society's engagement in the project implementation process, it is vital that these reports are consistently uploaded on the Fund’s website. PPRs are annual reports that are completed by the National Implementing Entity (NIE) as part of the Adaptation Fund’s reporting requirements. They entail information on finance, procurement, risk assessment, implementation rating, project/programme indicators, the AF Results Framework Tracker and lessons learned. The submission of PPRs is linked to the disbursement schedule, meaning that another trench of money only gets transferred if the PPRs are cleared for funding by the Secretariat and the Board.
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.
Newsletter
07/2016
Cover EN NGO Newsletter
The newsletter No. 10 from May 2016 can be downloaded here. The newsletter dedicated to the activities of the AF NGO Network and around the implemented projects is published regularly.
Briefing Paper, Meetings
04/2016
Cover Report 27th AFB Meeting
Report on the 27th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board
After the adoption of the Paris Agreement all eyes move towards implementing climate action. The Adaptation Fund provides an important function to assist developing countries in measures against climate impacts. Following a civil society perspective this briefing outlines selected talking points on agenda issues of the 27th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board scheduled for March 2016 in Bonn, Germany.
Briefing Paper, Meetings
03/2016
Cover Briefing 27th AFB Meeting
After the adoption of the Paris Agreement all eyes move towards implementing climate action. The Adaptation Fund provides an important function to assist developing countries in measures against climate impacts. Following a civil society perspective this briefing outlines selected talking points on agenda issues of the 27th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board scheduled for March 2016 in Bonn, Germany.