In order to provide support to adaptation activities more effectively, the GCF Board requested the Secretariat through its decision B.17/10 to develop a proposal for the GCF’s “guidance on approach and scope for providing support to adaptation activities”. To formulate this proposal, the Secretariat utilized different methods to gather inputs from various sources including engaging the World Resources Institute to perform background research and consulting the GCF’s Private Sector Advisory Group. As a part of this effort, this two-day technical expert workshop was organized to collect expert views on climate adaptation practices and approaches to adaptation finance.
GCF Technical Expert Workshop on Climate Adaptation Finance brought together a total of 42 technical experts invited based on their individual expertise in climate adaptation and nominated experts from the Adaptation Committee, LDC Expert Group, and Standing Committee on Finance of the UNFCCC.
The objectives of this workshop were to explore the current status of climate adaptation finance and activities and identify emerging best practices in climate adaptation projects and programmes. The conclusions and recommendations will subsequently be used to inform the Secretariat of the best practices from other multilateral funds and other approaches. Furthermore, the outcome of the workshop will be used to develop the proposal for guidance on approach and scope for providing support to adaptation activities by the GCF Secretariat.