Behind Closed Doors: Adaptation Fund Negotiations

logo adaptation fundThe last session of the informal consultations on the second review of the Adaptation Fund was scheduled for today, but the parties took longer than planned in their previous negotiations, so the final meeting was pushed back until tomorrow. Today’s meeting instead became a continuation of earlier negotiations, and as it was announced at the start of the session, observers were asked to leave. As one of those observers who had to vacate my seat, I wonder what progress this review is undergoing. The Adaptation Fund was first established in 2001 to finance adaptation projects and programmes in especially vulnerable developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol. These funds come from a percentage of the clean development mechanism (CDM). The status of funds contributed and projects approved are available in handy maps and charts on the Climate Funds Update website.

What changes and positions were proposed at today’s session, only the lucky parties in attendance will know. Observers, such as myself will just have to wait to see final product.senegal adaptation fund