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UNFCCC Adaptation Fund Board

The Adaptation Fund was created to finance climate change-related adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. We advocate solutions that help ensure environmental safeguards are built into the Adaptation Fund so that all projects and programme the Board finances fulfil strong envrionmental criteria.


Action Description:

Adaptation Financing Needs Strategic Environmental Impact Assessments

 

The Adaptation Fund was created to finance climate change-related adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Funding comes from a share of proceeds on Clean Development Mechanism projects and other sources.

Wetlands International is campaigning for solutions that will help ensure environmental safeguards are built into the Adaptation Fund. With the financing of projects underway, it is urgent that the right environmental impact assessments and safeguards are put in place to reduce the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems.

Our views and activities

Wetlands International has been following the meetings and progress of the Adaptation Fund (AF) Board since UNFCCC CoP15. We are aware of the guidance provided through the Operational Policies and Guidelines (see here), and we recognise and laud the progress made in setting out further guidance through the Project Level Results Framework and Baseline Guidance Document as this will certainly provide clarity and guidance for project proponents at the country level. However, it is our wish to see the explicit recommendation of Environmental Impact Assessments and/or Strategic Environmental Assessments adopted.

Parties need to ensure that:


Action Partners:

Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment

 

 

More information: Kemi Seesink, Senior Officer Advocacy and Communications