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Paper
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.

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.
Manual, Paper
08/2015
Cover Tracking Paper
A national interplay of adaptation actors is important: How to track its progress?
For the past five years the Adaptation Fund NGO Network has been dedicating its work on accompanying projects carried out under the mandate of the Adaptation Fund. However, it is the reality that this is not sufficient to ensure a path towards rights-based adaptation funding and climate resiliency in our partner countries. This paper has the objective to look beyond the Adaptation Fund projects, particular assessing the state and level of interplay between different implementing and financing entities of adaptation projects being active in the same country.
Briefing Paper, Paper
08/2015
Cover Status Quo Paper
An overview of different adaptation initiatives in ten countries and beyond
Climate change threatens countries which are most vulnerable to extreme weather events like floods, droughts and storms. Through adaptation projects, the population can learn to adapt to these climate risks and strengthen the resilience of important sectors like agriculture. There exist several climate funds which support adaptation projects. This paper aims to give an overview of the activities of the most active funds in this field.
Guide, Paper
08/2015
Cover Community Consultations
A guide to effective community consultations
This guide offers information on four different methods of community consultation and tries to help along the process of preparing, conducting and analysing these consultations. The information presented in this guide can be used to facilitate the consultations, yet the conductor is free to choose which method is best used and how.
Briefing Paper, Paper
02/2015
Cover Rationalization
This paper is a contribution to the important debate around the issues of coherence and co-ordination of the financial mechanism. In light with the recent decisions in Lima and the man-date given to the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) in terms of rationalization, the paper analyses different options of the relationship between the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) as well as between the GCF and Adaptation Fund (AF).
Paper
12/2014
Cover Baseline Mappings
Insights from Cambodia, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania
Seven Adaptation Fund NGO Network Partner have prepared Baseline Mappings describing the state of the Adaptation Fund project in their respective countries as well as outlining the overall climate change adaptation landscape. The Baseline Mappings all provide detailed insights into the countries' work on adaptation and thus serve as a ideal basis for a comparative analysis.
Paper
10/2014
Cover Implementations for AF
There are discussions among some developing countries concerned with the lack of resources available for the AF, as well as in the Adaptation Fund Board. One theoretical option might be to re-designate the AF as an operating entity of the financial mechanism, which has been discussed during COP18. In response to the query, this paper briefly describes the available options how to do this and its potential merits and limits, both in terms of its practicality but also the political desirability and implications on the governance arrangements related to the AF Board.