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Adaptation Fund

The Adaptation Fund (AF) was established in 2001 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 with a share of proceeds from the clean development mechanism (CDM) project activities and other sources of funding.  The share of proceeds amounts to 2 per cent 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 (Membership of the AFB). 

In pdf-icon decision 1/CMP.8, the Parties decided that for the second commitment period, the Adaptation Fund shall be further augmented through a 2 per cent share of the proceeds levied on the first international transfers of AAUs and the issuance of ERUs for Article 6 projects immediately upon the conversion to ERUs of AAUs or RMUs previously held by Parties.

Adaptation Fund membership

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Workshops and Seminars
More information on Adaptation workshops and seminars is accessible via the links below:

Information from the Secretariat of the AFB and the Trustee of the AF

 Information on endorsed concepts, and approved / funded projects of the AF

Website of the Secretariat of the AFB
Operational Policies and Guidelines for Parties to Access Resources from the Adaptation Fund

 Latest Decisions and relevant documents


pdf-icon Decision 1/CMP.12 (Third review of the Adaptation Fund)

pdf-icon Decision 2/CMP.12 (Report of the AFB)

pdf-icon Decision 1/CMP.11 (Report of the AFB)

pdf-icon Decision 1/CMP.10 (Report of the AFB)

pdf-icon Decision 2/CMP.10 (Second review of the AF)

Relevant documents:

The report of the AFB to CMP 12 (FCCC/KP/CMP/2016/2)

pdf-icon Technical paper on the second review of the Adaptation Fund (FCCC/TP/2014/7)

pdf-icon The report of the AFB to CMP 10 (FCCC/KP/CMP/2014/6)

pdf-icon Submissions from Parties on the second review of the Adaptation Fund (FCCC/SBI/2014/Misc.4)

pdf-icon Information on the status of the resources of the Adaptation Fund (FCCC/SBI/2013/INF.2)

pdf-icon Steps and time frames to conduct an open and competitive bidding process for selecting host institutions for entities under the Convention (FCCC/TP/2013/1)

pdf-icon The report of the AFB to CMP 11 (FCCC/KP/CMP/2015/2)


 Information on share of proceeds from CDM