Making the Adaptation Fund work for the most vulnerable people (2008)

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The Adaptation Fund established under the Kyoto Protocol is the most innovative financial mechanism to support adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries. Its governance structure has been agreed on in the 2007 Climate Summit in Bali, and throughout 2008, the Adaptation Fund Board has been working towards the full operationalisation of the Adaptation Fund. A key challenge for the Adaptation Fund will be to find ways how to deliver adaptation to those people, households and countries most vulnerable to climate change.

In September 2008, the 3rd meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board took place in Bonn. This paper is a first discussion input by Germanwatch and Bread for the World which assesses potential approaches how to address the most vulnerable in the work of the Adaptation Fund. It builds on the results of an analysis which shows that so far most developing countries have not paid much attention to identifying and addressing the most vulnerable communities in documents they have prepared for the UNFCCC process, such as Initial National Communications, National Adaptation Programmes of Action or Technology Needs Assessments.
Language: English
Imprint: Diakonisches Werk der EKD e.V. for "Brot für die Welt" and Germanwatch: http://www.germanwatch.org/klima/adfund08e.htm 2008
Series: Discussion paper,
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