- Since 2010, the Adaptation Fund has directed $532 million to 80 concrete adaptation projects in the most vulnerable communities of developing countries, serving 5.8 million direct beneficiaries. In 2018, the Fund raised $129 million in new pledges, a record-setting year.
- Establishment: The Adaptation Fund (AF) was established in 2001 to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing country Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.
How the Fund is financed?
- The Fund is financed in part by government and private donors, and also from a two percent share of proceeds of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) credits issued under the Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism projects.
- These credits can be traded and sold by industrialized countries to meet a part of their
- Emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol.
- Financing for the Adaptation Fund comes mainly from sales of certified emission reductions. The share of proceeds amounts to 2 percent of the value of CERs issued each year for CDM projects.
Who manages it?
- The Adaptation Fund is supervised and managed by the Adaptation
- Adaptation Fund Board (AFB).
- The AFB is composed of 16 members and 16 alternates and meets at least twice a year
- The Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat provides research, advisory, administrative, and an array of other services to the Board.
- The World Bank serves as trustee of the Adaptation Fund on an interim basis