1. If parties agree that the Adaptation Fund should be the recipient of the share of proceeds of the sustainable development mechanism (SDM) envisaged under Art.64 of the Paris Agreement, can a developing country who is not a party to the Paris Agreement benefit from this source of funding through the Adaptation Fund? 2. Can you […]

With regard to the Paris Agreement and the accompanying COP decision 1/CP.21 (Adoption of the Paris Agreement) What does “serve” the agreement mean? What does “serve” mean in relation to the financial mechanism of the Convention/the Paris Agreement? Is it possible to “move” the Adaptation Fund from the KP to the Paris …

Is paragraph 10 of the AF Board Report, encouraging the AFB “to further consider all potential sources of funding;” sufficient as (an affirmation of) a mandate for the AFB to take a decision as to whether to seek GCF funding ? Summary:  According to a detailed interpretation of the constitutive rules and the practice of […]

Can the Adaptation Fund Board decide to seek accreditation as a Green Climate Fund implementing entity on its own accord, or does it need a mandate from the CMP? Will an accreditation, once it has occurred, need some form of approval from the CMP? Summary: The decision to seek accreditation falls under the definition of a […]

What are the legal obligations of developing country parties under the Paris Agreement? Advice: Under articles 2 and 4, the general objective of the Paris Agreement (“the Agreement”) is to limit the increase in the global average temperature to “well below 2 °C” and to pursue “efforts” to limit the increase to 1.5 °C. This is …