The Adaptation Fund is a multilateral fund under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol. The fund was established in 2001 to finance concrete adaptation projects and programs and became operational in 2009. The Adaptation Fund will finance concrete adaptation projects and programs whose principal and explicit aim is to adapt to impacts of climate change and increase climate resilience. A concrete adaptation project/program is defined as a set of activities aimed at addressing the adverse impacts of and risks posed by climate change. The activities shall aim at producing visible and tangible results on the ground by reducing vulnerability and increasing the adaptive capacity of human and natural systems to respond to the impacts of climate change, including climate variability.
The Adaptation Fund (AF)
Ecosystem Based Adaptation Approach to Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia, Maldives: Increasing climate resilience through an Integrated Water Resource Management Programme, Enhancing resilience of communities in Solomon Islands to the adverse effects of climate change in agriculture and food security, Reducing Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacier Lake Outburst Floods in Northern Pakistan, Enhancing Resilience of Samoa's Coastal Communities to Climate Change.