ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ELECTED to co-chair Adaptation Fund Board at COP27
Ambassador Diann Black-Layne, Antigua and Barbuda’s Climate Ambassador and Director of the Department of Environment, was elected as co-chair of the agenda items related to the Adaptation Fund and the Adaptation Fund Board.
She is co-chairing with Eva Schreuder from the Netherlands.
The Adaptation Fund is an international fund that finances projects and programmes of developing countries to help them adapt to the harmful effects of climate change. It was established under the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Antigua and Barbuda has benefitted from grant-based financing from the Adaptation Fund, which funded the construction of the culverts (bridges) in communities along the McKinnon’s Waterway. The international Fund has provided the funding to improve the drainage in the area. The negotiations for the Adaptation Fund will focus on significantly increasing the amount of funds pledged to the funding institution.
The Adaptation Fund has been financing concrete, scalable interventions in Antigua and Barbuda since the country’s Department of Environment acquired accreditation in 2015 as a National Implementing Entity to the Fund.
Antigua and Barbuda was reaccredited to the Adaptation Fund in 2020 and plans to apply for new projects in 2023.