Adaptation Fund Contributor Dialogue and Reflections from Developing Countries

at the UN Climate Change Conference COP 24 / CMP 14 / CMA 1-3

Press Release 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 13:00

Baltyk Meeting Room 2

Against the backdrop of raising ambition for adaptation and transitioning to serving the Paris Agreement, this event provides an opportunity for donor government, recipient, national implementing partner and civil society representatives to highlight ongoing multilateral cooperation of the Adaptation Fund as a building block of the UNFCCC climate finance architecture, and to express support for the Fund’s work.

Co-hosted by the Federal Republic of Germany and Kingdom of Sweden

Speakers include:

Ms. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Mr. Mikko Ollikainen, Manager, Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat (Moderator)

H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, UNFCCC COP 23 Presidency Fiji;

H.E. Ms. Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Sweden;

H.E. Mr. Vincent Biruta, Minister of Environment, Rwanda;

H.E. Mr. Jean-Luc Crucke, Minister for Budget, Finance, Energy, Climate and Airports, Walloon Region, Belgium;

Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany;

Mr. Mauro Petriccione, Director General, Climate Action, European Commission;

Ms. Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to the Ministre d’État, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France;

Ms. Anna Broadhurst, Head of New Zealand Delegation to COP24

Mr. Victor Viñas, Chair, Adaptation Fund Board;

[NOTE: This list of speakers will be complemented with additional contributor speakers.]

Ms. Lia Nicholson, Department of Environment, NIE, Antigua and Barbuda;

Ms. Le-Anne Roper, Senior Technical Officer for Adaptation, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Jamaica;

Ms. Elin Lorimer, Project Manager, INDIGO, South Africa, AF NGO Network member.

About the Adaptation Fund 

Since 2010 the Adaptation Fund has committed US$ 532 million to 80 concrete adaptation projects in the most vulnerable communities of developing countries, serving 5.8 million direct beneficiaries. The Fund also pioneered the innovative climate finance modality Direct Access, which helps build national capacities and fosters country ownership in climate change adaptation.