Adaptation Fund Agenda at COP23

Summary of all Adaptation Fund activities during COP23 / CMP 13 / CMA 1-2 (to be further updated).

Date and time Event Location Description Links / Attachments
Nov 6 – 17 Multimedia Exhibit World Conference Center, Bonn The Adaptation Fund exhibit with the theme “10 Years of Pioneering Innovations in Adaptation Finance, Concrete Actions and Fostering Learning and Sharing” showcases adaptation projects and concrete results around the globe. List of all exhibits
Nov 7

9:00 – 11:00 am

Adaptation Fund – IFDD Side Event:
Augmenter la capacité d’adaptation et réduire la vulnérabilité des communautés et des écosystèmes les plus vulnérables par une approche régionale
OIF – IFDD Pavilion, Bonn Zone, (C 07) Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD) and the Adaptation Fund organize a side event to discuss enhancing adaptation capacity and reducing the vulnerability of the most vulnerable communities through a regional approach. List of all side events
Nov 9

1:15 – 2:45 pm

Adaptation Fund Side Event:
Fostering Environmental and Social Principles in Adaptation Projects
Meeting Room 12, Bonn Zone In its concrete projects helping the most vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt and build resilience to climate change, the Adaptation Fund ensures they are of high quality and effective through innovative policies that adapt to country needs and promote human rights, gender equality, marginalized groups, biodiversity conservation, natural habitats, pollution prevention and resource efficiency. Implementing and executing partners will discuss these aspects of Adaptation Fund projects.

Speakers: Assistant Minister Hon. Lorna Eden, Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment, Fiji; Ms. Ruth Spencer, Technical advisory committee for the AF project in Antigua and Barbuda; Mr. Joaquín Etorena, Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina; Dr. Tania Osejo Carrillo, World Food Programme; Mr. Fazal Issa Abdul, ForumCC Tanzania, AF NGO Network.

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List of all side events

Nov 11

10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Day of the Direct Access Entities:
Enhancing collaboration through South-South Cooperation
Meeting Room 7, Bonn Zone Organized by the secretariats of the UNFCCC, Adaptation Fund, Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility, and the Government of South Africa.  Learn more
Nov 14


Gender Day Since 2012 the UNFCCC secretariat has been organizing in collaboration with Governments, United Nations organizations, intergovernmental organizations, civil societies and the private sectors an annual Gender Day during the sessions of the UNFCCC COP/CMP/CMA with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of gender considerations and celebrating women’s climate action.  Learn more
Nov 15

10:00 am – 10:30 am


Press Event:
Adaptation Fund and SIDS: Increasing Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters in Fiji and Solomon Islands
Press Conference Room 1, BULA Zone The Adaptation Fund and the UN-Habitat will present on two newly approved projects in Fiji and Solomon Islands. The Fund will also briefly discuss its overall SIDS portfolio and 10th anniversary activities.  Learn more

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Nov 15



Adaptation Fund Contributor Dialogue Invitation only The contributor dialogue will be attended by representatives of contributor country delegations, as well as invited speakers from countries and implementing entities.
Nov 16

Time: TBC

High Level Segment:
Adaptation Fund Board
The High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference to be attended by dignitaries, ministers and other senior officials, will be inaugurated in the afternoon of Wednesday, 15 November 2017 and will close on Thursday, 16 November 2017.

The Adaptation Fund Board Chair Michael Kracht will deliver a statement on November 16.

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Nov 16 10 Years of the Adaptation Fund – Special Anniversary Event
 Invitation only The Adaptation Fund is co-hosting a special 10th anniversary commemorative event together with the City of Bonn at the historic Town Hall in the Market Plaza in Bonn. Learn more