Events Calendar

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Bonn Climate Change Conference
Apr 30 – May 10 all-day

The forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) as well as the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5) will take place from 30 April to 10 May 2018

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May
3
Thu
2018
SBI48 Side Event- Adaptation Fund: Accelerating Effective Adaptation Action, Innovation & Multi-Level Global Learning @ Bonn Room (181)
May 3 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

UNFCCC 48th SB’s Bonn Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany

Adaptation Fund: Accelerating Effective Adaptation Action, Innovation & Multi-Level Global Learning

Side Event:

Thursday, 3 May 2018
13:15—14:45
Bonn Room (181)

Recorded Webcast

Side Events Webcast Page

When Kyoto Protocol countries decided at COP23 that the Adaptation Fund “shall serve” the Paris Agreement (PA), it recognized wide recognition and demand for AF’s concrete, tailored adaptation actions to the most vulnerable and its pioneering Direct Access modality that builds national capacities.

With CMA decisions expected at COP24, AF is helping to operationalize the PA. Its new 5-year strategy aligned with the PA & UN Sustainable Development Goals accelerates action, empowers the vulnerable, promotes gender-responsiveness, fosters innovation and collaboration.

AF leaders, country implementers, governments and CSOs provide concrete examples.

Moderated by:

Ms. Young Hee Lee, Legal and Operations Analyst, Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat

Speakers:

1:15-1:25 pmMr. Victor Viñas, Adaptation Fund Board Chair, Representative for Latin America and Caribbean, Dominican Republic national

Brief update on AF’s niche and growing momentum within the global climate finance landscape in supporting Paris Agreement implementation through concrete, tailored adaptation projects to most vulnerable communities and pioneering innovations such as Direct Access in building national capacities.

1:25-1:35 pmMr. Mikko Ollikainen, Manager, Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat

AF’s strategic focus on Action, Innovation and Learning & Sharing, cross-cutting actions that support most vulnerable groups, advance gender equality, build national capacities, and complement other climate funds.

Presentation

1:35-1:45 pmMs. Simone Dias, Data Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management Unit, Department of Environment (DOE), Antigua and Barbuda

Presentation

DOE is AF’s National Implementing Entity for Antigua and Barbuda. Ms. Dias will speak to innovative project in country to manage water overflow during storms and climate-proof homes for the most vulnerable groups.

1:45-1:55 pmMr. Faustin Munyazikwiye, Deputy Director General, Rwanda Environment Management Authority

Presentation

Innovative AF-funded project in Rwanda, sustainable land/water management and farming methods and advancing gender equality through a Green Village and agricultural terracing to adapt to extreme rainfall.

1:55-2:05 pmMs. Dina Kisbi, Director of Climate Change, Jordan Ministry of Environment

Presentation

Brief look at Jordan’s AF portfolio, progress of innovative aspects of project; value of Direct Access.

2:05-2:15 pmMr. Emmanuel Seck, Programme Manager, ENDA Energy, Senegal, member of Adaptation Fund NGO Network; and Ms. Julia Grimm, Project Coordinator, Adaptation Fund NGO Network

Presentation

Role of CSOs in AF projects, innovative adaptation responses and scalability; 227-member Network’s role in capturing lessons of effective AF projects, raising awareness and providing localized input.

2:15-2:45 pm…QUESTIONS and ANSWERS

 

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Adaptation Fund Readiness workshop 2 on accreditation and the readiness support package
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day
Jun
18
Mon
2018
Adaptation Futures 2018
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day

Adaptation Futures 2018 takes place from 18-21 June 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

It marks the first time this international climate change adaptation conference is being held on the African continent. The conference will gather more than 1,000 researchers, climate specialists, public and private sector leaders from across the globe to connect countries, exchange experiences and inspire further climate action.

As a partner, the Adaptation Fund will showcase projects and lessons learned throughout the conference during sessions and through a display at the Adaptation Expo.

Learn more about Adaptation Fund sessions and events at the Adaptation Futures

Visit Adaptation Futures website

Aug
6
Mon
2018
Deadline for Proposal Submissions to the 32nd AFB Meeting
Aug 6 all-day
Aug
28
Tue
2018
5th Annual NIE seminar @ Washington DC
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day
Oct
9
Tue
2018
32nd Adaptation Fund Board Meeting @ UN Campus
Oct 9 – Oct 12 all-day
Oct
25
Thu
2018
Adaptation Fund Readiness Webinar #7 @ Washington DC
Oct 25 all-day

The Climate Finance Readiness Webinar series for the National Implementing Entities of the Adaptation Fund continues. Details of the event will be announced later.

Dec
3
Mon
2018
UN Climate Change Conference COP 24 / CMP 14 / CMA 1.3
Dec 3 – Dec 14 all-day

The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC will take place from 3-14 December 2018, in Poland.

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Jan
7
Mon
2019
Deadline For Proposal Submissions To The 33rd AFB Meeting
Jan 7 all-day