GCF joined the UNFCCC in the Korea Global Adaptation Week to build momentum in supporting countries' efforts in improving access to adaptation finance. This week-long adaptation conference from 8-12 April 2019 was convened by the UNFCCC secretariat, co-hosted by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea and co-organised with the Korea Environment Institute (KEI) Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC).
GCF played an active role in a series of events throughout the Korea Global Adaptation Week, including leading two sessions of the NAP Expo 2019 and organising a Technical Expert Meeting on Adaptation. GCF also hosted an evening networking event and booth throughout the week to make information on all aspects of GCF funding support available and for in-person consultations with conference participants on project pipelines.
Adaptation is a critical objective of GCF's mandate in advancing countries' transformational efforts on climate change. GCF has been channeling finance and providing technical assistance in supporting all aspects of adaptation, including the process to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans and other adaptation planning processes as part of GCF's Readiness Programme. GCF will engage with countries and other partners throughout the week to catalyse actions and finance for adaptation in sharing leading country examples, as well emerging good practice guidance and methodologies, for the design of adaptation planning processes that catalyse action and finance for implementation.
Specific GCF sessions provided policymakers, project developers, implementing organisations, practitioners and the wider adaptation community a platform to share knowledge and engage with GCF.
Please see here (http://napexpo.org/2019/) for information on the overall NAP Expo as part of the Korea Global Adaptation Week.