Background to the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund
The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing country Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.
The Adaptation Fund is financed from the share of proceeds on the clean development mechanism project activities and other sources of funding. The share of proceeds amounts to 2% of certified emission reductions (CERs) issued for a CDM project activity.
The Adaptation Fund is supervised and managed by the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB). The AFB is composed of 16 members and 16 alternates and meets at least twice a year.
Upon invitation from Parties, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides secretariat services to the AFB and the World Bank serves as trustee of the Adaptation Fund on an interim basis. These interim institutional arrangements will be reviewed in 2011.
ContactsAt the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting, held in Bali, Indonesia, from December 3 to 14, 2007, parties invited (1/CMP.3) the Global Environment Facility Secretariat to provide its services on an interim basis.
c/o Global Environment Facility Secretariat
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20433
Tel: +1 202 473 0508
Fax: +1 202 522 3240/5
Contact: Marcia Levaggi (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +1 202 473-6390)