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Global Goal on Adaptation: From concept to practice


The climate crisis we face today is a result of historical greenhouse gas emissions primarily from developed countries and already posing an unjust burden on developing countries.

The Paris Agreement includes a Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) which provides a “north star” for driving action and support for vulnerable countries, populations and ecosystems to adapt to climate change impacts in conjunction with mitigation ambition

In order to significantly advance action under the Global Goal on Adaptation by 2018, a key international climate policy moment, the report recommends to:

  • Accelerate the development and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), and assessments on capacity gaps and support needs in developing countries
  • Assist countries in effective adaptation reporting by prioritising adaptation capacity building and strengthening global institutions in the planned 2017 review;
  • Develop metrics and indicators by 2018 to measure progress towards meeting the objective of Global Goal on Adaptation;
  • Scale-up adaptation finance provided by developed countries for priority actions in developing countries, and longer-term needs, based on adaptation scenarios linked to different warming levels, and a 2025 adaptation finance target;