What is the future of adaptation financing under a new global climate agreement and beyond the UNFCCC? What role will an actor such as the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund, which strengthened country ownership by pioneering direct access, play as a result of ongoing efforts to rationalize the global climate finance architecture with the full operationalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as a new major player?
These are some of the questions that were put to the participants of a discussion meeting convened by the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America and the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) on 7 December 2014 (during UN Climate Conference in Lima/Peru). The conversation was kicked off with a short presentation by Benito Mueller on the future of the Adaptation Fund (see below).
With Parties aiming to set the parameters for a post-2020 global climate agreement during the COP 20 in Lima, half-way through the negotiations, this was an opportune time to discuss how the role and function of existing adaptation funding instruments might be shifting in the future with a special focus of the conversation on the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund.