Developing countries laud the Adaptation Fund's direct access structure, but others see the climate finance institution as a potential burden. Now, the small but symbolically important fund is waiting on negotiators during the final day at COP22 to agree what its role will be in the post-Paris agreement era.

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.