Readiness Themes

1601, 2016

Engaging the Green Climate Fund – GCF Readiness Programme Report

Launched in 2015, the UN Environment/UN Development Programme (UNDP)/World Resources Institute (WRI) Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme builds the capacities of nine countries to access GCF by developing the [...]

2512, 2015

FEATURE: Four lessons from supporting Ethiopia’s Green Climate Fund planning

What is required in developing projects for the Green Climate Fund? Kirsty Wilson, Principal Consultant – Climate Change, LTS International looks at four key lessons learned from the experience of supporting the Government of Ethiopia prepare a proposal to the Fund.

2312, 2015

NEWS: New finance facility will help cities get ready to unlock billions for green infrastructure

Green infrastructure is no longer out-of-reach for cities in developing countries thanks to the launch of the C40 Cities Finance Facility, a major project by C40, Germany and Inter-American Development [...]

1812, 2015

NEWS: Climate finance readiness programme praised at COP21, but more commitment needed

The Adaptation Fund's ‘Direct Access’ programme has been praised at the Conference of the Parties (COP21) by the Adaptation Fund and by National Implementing Entities (NIEs) alike. The Fund’s Readiness [...]

212, 2015

FEATURE: Mobilising resources for climate compatible development – Insights from CDKN’s experience

Juliane Nier, CDKN's Learning Coordinator, reports from a workshop convened by CDKN to share experiences among our partners on how to finance climate compatible development. Hosted by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali last month, the participants identified the 'ingredients' needed to mobilise resources.

2710, 2015

NEWS: Workshop on readiness focuses on access to climate finance in Africa

The Adaptation Fund has been conducting a series of workshops as part of an on-going effort to strengthen the capacity of national and regional organisations to manage climate financing and [...]

210, 2015

OPINION: The added value of the Adaptation Fund after the Paris climate summit

Marcia Levaggi, Manager of the Adaptation Fund Board’s Secretariat, on the innovative approach of the Adaptation Fund to capitalising on the carbon market, and the Fund’s potential following COP21.

1709, 2015

FEATURE: Mandy Barnett on climate adaptation projects as a framework for investment

Mandy Barnett of the South African National Biodiversity Institute on how climate adaptation projects should form the basis of a framework of investment and how National Implementing Entities - the organisations accredited to receive money from the Adaptation Fund - can benefit their home countries.

2608, 2015

NEWS: Adaptation Fund launching Technical Assistance grants to strengthen capacity of NIEs

The Adaptation Fund is making Technical Assistance grants available to accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) in order to strengthen the capacity of NIEs, particularly in the areas of environmental and social risk management, as they design and implement concrete adaptation projects.

1208, 2015

INTERVIEW: The Adaptation Fund’s accreditation process – lessons from Kenya

In this video interview, Wangare Kiruma of Kenya's National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) explains how the agency became accredited to receive monies from the Adaptation Fund and how the process made NEMA more responsive and relevant.