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Addressing adaptation in a 2015 climate agreement

With the adverse effects of climate change becoming more frequent and intense, all countries face increasing climate risks and adaptation needs. The negotiations toward a new climate agreement in 2015 present an unparalleled opportunity to elevate and advance climate adaptation both within countries and under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2015 agreement could establish a clearer global vision for adaptation under the Convention; provide a framework for presenting national adaptation contributions to catalyze adaptation action; streamline and enhance UNFCCC institutions; and mobilize resources to help particularly vulnerable developing countries cope with climate impacts. This brief provides an overview of: 1) UNFCCC provisions and institutional arrangements addressing adaptation, and 2) issues and options in addressing adaptation in the new agreement due at the 21st session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris. (Issues and options related directly to the provision of finance for adaptation are beyond the scope of this brief.)

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Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
Topics Adaptation
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
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The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) 2101 Wilson Blvd. Suite 550 Arlington, VA 22201 tel: +1 703-516-4146

Co-author (individual) Jennifer Huang and Irene Suarez
Publication place Arlington, VA
Publisher The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Publication date 2015
Pagination 6
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Keywords UNFCCC,CDM,Kyoto Protocol
Date uploaded December 3, 2017, 14:01 (UTC)
Date modified December 3, 2017, 14:04 (UTC)