Adaptation Fund Side Event: Fostering Environmental and Social Principles in Adaptation Projects
Thursday, November 9, 2017
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Meeting room 12
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. Partners under its pioneering Direct Access modality will discuss these aspects of its projects.
Speakers: Representatives from National Implementing Entities, civil society, countries and the Adaptation Fund.
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
UNFCCC 48th SB’s Bonn Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany
Adaptation Fund: Accelerating Effective Adaptation Action, Innovation & Multi-Level Global Learning
Thursday, 3 May 2018
Bonn Room (181)
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.
Ms. Young Hee Lee, Legal and Operations Analyst, Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat
1:15-1:25 pm…Mr. 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 pm…Mr. 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.
1:35-1:45 pm…Ms. Simone Dias, Data Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management Unit, Department of Environment (DOE), Antigua and Barbuda
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 pm…Mr. Faustin Munyazikwiye, Deputy Director General, Rwanda Environment Management Authority
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 pm…Ms. Dina Kisbi, Director of Climate Change, Jordan Ministry of Environment
Brief look at Jordan’s AF portfolio, progress of innovative aspects of project; value of Direct Access.
2:05-2:15 pm…Mr. Emmanuel Seck, Programme Manager, ENDA Energy, Senegal, member of Adaptation Fund NGO Network; and Ms. Julia Grimm, Project Coordinator, Adaptation Fund NGO Network
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
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.