Germanwatch Adaptation Committee Report

Head start towards implementation of three year’s work programme

The Adaptation Committee (AC) under the UNFCCC met for the second time from 5th to 8th of March in Bonn.  The Committee, founded as part of the Cancun Adaptation Framework by the climate summit in 2010, is the world primary body to provide advise and coherence on adaptation issues. At the Doha summit in December 2012, the Conference of the Parties confirmed an ambitious three year’s work programme to advance the adaptation agenda under the UNFCCC and outside of the convention process.

The second meeting represented a critical juncture for the work of the AC. While the first meeting had to be organized in a hasty fashion – owned to late nomination and little preparation time for the UNFCCC secretariat – the second meeting allowed for more insights into the regular working mode of the body. The AC made good progress on a number of issues.

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