Under the Paris Agreement Article 7, governments agreed to establish the global goal on adaptation of enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, with a view to contributing to sustainable development and ensuring an adequate adaptation response in the context of the temperature goal. In the Paris Agreement the aim to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2C – and even better at 1.5C – is closely interlinked with the global goal on adaptation, and with the need to mobilize sufficient finance flows for a climate resilient-development.

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Adaptation Communications under Article 7 of the Paris Agreement

What should they include? And why are they important for informing climate action?

This policy brief presents the views of the Southern Voices on Adaptation coalition on what the adaptation communication should include. It forms the basis of a submission made to the UNFCCC as an input to the discussions and negotiations during the May UNFCCC intercessional meeting. Our proposals are based on the experiences and recommendations from civil society climate advocates in developing countries across the world – Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Nicaragua and Guatemala – and on the Joint Principles for Adaptation, our benchmark for effective and equitable national frameworks for climate change adaptation. We encourage Parties and observers to engage in the discussion on the adaptation communications – and hope you will refer to them while participating in the workshop on Adaptation Communications.