The Adaptation Fund

The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Over the past two years, the fund has dedicated more than US$ 180 million to increase climate resilience in 28 countries around the world.

UNDP has been accredited by the Adaptation Fund Board to implement programmes and projects and is supporting multiple countries in accessing these funds and implementing the projects listed below.

For more information visit The Adaptation Fund website or click on the individual project profiles below:

Accessing climate finance is a key priority to enable the transition toward a low-emission climate-resilient society.   With a field presence in more than 160 countries and a UN coordinating mandate, UNDP is uniquely placed to support countries to leverage various financing options to ensure that

Mangroves cover more than 5% of the total area of Cuba and play a vital protective role against effects of storm surges and sea level rise.

With one of the highest rates of disaster occurrences in Latin America, Colombia experiences on average 2.97 disasters per year - floods and landslides accounted for a third of these between 1970-1999.

Turkmenistan is arid, but also dependent on agriculture for sustenance and commerce. Regional water scarcity contributes to trans-boundary water issues.

Solomon Islands agriculture, human settlements, water and sanitation, and human health are priority vulnerable sectors requiring urgent support to enhance resilience against the predicted impacts of climate change.

This project seeks to reduce the vulnerability of the Seychelles to climate change, focusing on two key issues—water scarcity and flooding. Climate change projections in the Seychelles show that rainfall, while increasing in overall terms, will become even more irregular.

In Samoa, a climate change-related increase in natural disasters put communities and economies at risk.

In Papua New Guinea’s North Coast and Islands regions, coastal flooding is the most important climate change-related hazard. It threatens both coastal populations and important economic centers, including provincial capitals and economic.

The Himalayan Karakorum Hindukush (HKH) Mountain region contains the second largest glacier in the world and acts as the main source for river systems in the area.

Climate variability, especially during El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) episodes, results in droughts that cause significant losses, particularly affecting the agricultural sector on which Nicaraguans' food security depends.  This project is designed to reduce drought and flooding risks genera

This project seeks to reduce the vulnerability of farmers in Myanmar’s Dry Zone to increasing drought and rainfall variability, as well as enhance their capacity to plan for and respond to future climate change impacts on food security.

Mongolia’s geographic location, fragile ecosystems and socio-economic conditions make the country highly vulnerable to climate change.

As a Small Island Developing State, the Republic of Mauritius is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, especially in its coastal zones, where a convergence of accelerating sea level rise and increasing frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones results in considerabl

The objective of this project is to ensure reliable and safe freshwater supply for Maldivian communities in a changing climate.

Access to water is still limited in many areas of Honduras. Degraded watersheds affected by deforestation and pollution of both surface and ground water aggravate this critical situation.

Guatemala faces many hazards related to climate variability and climate change.

This project aims to make highly vulnerable communities and regions resilient to climate related hazards such as floods and flash floods.

The overall objective of the project is to replicate successful interventions in Fiji's Ba catchment area and fully integrate climate change considerations in flood/drought risk management by not only generating and producing information, but also through training and dissemination.

Eritrea currently suffers from Africa’s highest level of food insecurity (and attendant high levels of malnutrition), a situation expected to be exacerbated by climate change via increasing temperature, drought, weather variability, and a decrease in water stores.

El Salvador has been exposed to a growing number of hurricanes and tropical storms from the Pacific and the Caribbean/ Atlantic Ocean, with concomitant heavy rainfall events that have boosted annual  rainfall, especially in the last ten years.