Following the Adaptation Fund into the post-Paris era
As of: February 2020
Objective and activities
The project contributes to an enhanced international architecture for climate change adaptation to better assist most vulnerable groups from developing countries to adapt to the increasing adverse effects of climate change. The implementation of national and regional adaptation fund (AF) projects as well as AF policies and processes are improved as a result of the successful interaction between civil society organizations, national governments and the AF. To voice the interests of the most vulnerable, partner NGOs in selected developing countries will promote multi-stakeholder processes related to the AF. This constructive exchange among the civil society and national decision makers provides the basis for improved regional and international adaptation finance policies. Such policies focus on the needs of the most vulnerable groups as a result of constructive input from the Adaptation Fund NGO Network. Moreover, South-South learning has improved due to increased regional collaboration.
Participation and transparent structures in the post-2015 adaptation architecture
State of implementation/results
- On 11/10/2018 Germanwatch published the study "The Future Role of the Adaptation Fund in the International Climate Finance Architecture" (www.germanwatch.org/…) for the 32nd meeting of the Adaptation Fund Management Board. The study contains specific recommendations for a COP24 decision on how the Fund can serve the Paris Agreement as well as other specific recommendations for the Adaptation Fund Board.
- The work of the Adaptation Fund NGO Network has been strengthened during the project so far. There are new partners for the network in Ecuador, India and Georgia, which conduct multi-stakeholder dialogues on adaptation financing and the Adaptation Fund in their countries and regions .-- The Adaptation Fund NGO Network has organised the so-called "Civil Society Dialogue" for the biannual board meeting of the Adaptation Fund. During this dialogue, Southern NGOs share experiences on AF's processes and projects in their countries with the Management Board.
- The AF Secretariat and a large part of the Board members of the fund greatly appreciate the work and recommendations of the Adaptation Fund NGO Network, which were developed with the support of this project. This is also reflected in the decision of the AF to improve the guidelines for civil society participation.