AF and Spain
The host of the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference and COP25, Spain has played an active role in the fight against climate change.
It has been a strong contributor to the Adaptation Fund, committing US$ 57 million in April 2010. Following a pledge earlier this year of $1 million, Spain further announced a new pledge to the Fund of about US$ 2.2 million at the recent Climate Action Summit in New York in September 2019 , which raised their total contributions to the Fund to over US$ 60 million.
Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez reasserted Spain’s firm commitment to tackling climate change with the announcement. He also underlined the importance of harnessing affinities with the private sector to tackle the climate challenge, as well as boosting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls to ensure their presence and leadership at the heart of climate action.
This also aligns well with the Fund’s strong environmental, social and gender policies.
Spain’s main national climate change policies and measures have been carried out since 2006 by the Spanish National Climate Change Adaptation Plan (PNACC), which is a reference framework for the country’s climate actions. Internationally, with its Spanish Cooperation Master Plans, Spain is committed to continue supporting adaptation in developing countries both through bilateral and multilateral channels.