Adaptation Fund - World Bank

Any donor
International Finance Institutions
Geographical focus: 
East Asia and the Pacific
South Asia
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Sustainability of natural resources in Tourism
Intro text: 
The Adaptation Fund is a financial instrument under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol (KP) and has been established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programs.

Official website

Geographic focus

Developing countries worldwide

Who can apply?

Developing country Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

How to apply: fill out the form entitled “Request for Project/Programme Funding from Adaptation Fund,” which can be found on the Project Proposal Materials page.

Objectives and activities

Reduce the adverse effects of climate change facing communities, countries and sectors.

The Fund gives developing countries full ownership of adaptation projects, from planning through implementation, while ensuring monitoring and transparency at every step.


  • w/Wetlands International (Birding Eco-Tourism in Mauritania);
  • Eco-tourism sector Lesotho;
  • Tourism project in Jamaica.

Type and level of funding

The fund has over US$318,000,000 allocated to projects.

Parties seeking financial resources from the Adaptation Fund must submit their project and programme proposals directly through accredited National, Regional, or Multilateral Implementing Entities. If you represent an institution that is interested in becoming accredited, click here.

The Adaptation Fund Board accepts and considers project and programme proposals throughout the year on a rolling basis. The next submission deadline can be found on the calendar on this website.