The Gleaner, January 18, 2018

Growing Financial Support For Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, which bankrolls projects that help developing countries, such as Jamaica, adapt to climate change, was recently pledged more than €600,000 (J$91 million) that should help to prolong its operations.

The pledge that came from the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium raises momentum for the fund, which broke its single-year resource mobilisation record during the UN Conference of the Parties (COP) 23 Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, last November. This, as it celebrated its 10th anniversary and advanced towards formally serving the landmark Paris Agreement when member countries of the Kyoto Protocol decided it ‘shall serve’ the agreement in a milestone decision.

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