The Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) is an aspirational goal established under the Paris Agreement amidst concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change and the inappropriate scale and speed of current adaptation efforts. It calls for, “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 referred to in Article 2”.
The Glasgow-Sharm el Sheikh work programme, a series of eight workshops over two years from COP26 in 2021 to COP28 in 2023, provides an opportunity for Parties to discuss and operationalise this global goal and an associated framework.
SLYCAN Trust supports the GGA process through knowledge products, a fellowship programme with climate vulnerable countries, and in providing additional dialogue space for parties to identify areas of consensus and progress for more effective participation in the UNFCCC workshops.
This webinar brings together the SLYCAN GGA Fellows and representatives of Parties in advance of the 7th GGA workshop. The event introduces the draft background note produced by SLYCAN Trust that draws on a range of inputs to the GGA so far to support progress towards a framework. The note identifies key elements of the GGA, explores connections with other relevant processes within and outside the UNFCCC, and highlights ways of strengthening these connections and further scaling up adaptation ambition. This webinar seeks input from Parties to further elaborate the background note.