Background Note - Interfacing the Global Goal on Adaptation with Other Processes and Finding Convergence

July 31, 2023

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July 31, 2023

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. The GGA aims to enhance adaptive capacity, enhance resilience, and reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change with the view to contributing to sustainable development and ensuring a suitable response to adaptation, while also aligning with the mitigation goal of limiting the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 or 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (Paris Agreement Article 7.1).

This background note was prepared ahead of the 7th workshop under the GGA work programme and draws on UNFCCC decisions, submissions from developing countries, discussions held during the previous GGA workshops, documents prepared by the UNFCCC (including the concept note for the 7th GGA workshop), and inputs from a pre-workshop webinar hosted by SLYCAN Trust on July 25th, 2023, with almost a hundred Party delegates attending.

The note seeks to identify key elements of the GGA, explore connections with other relevant processes within and outside the UNFCCC, and highlight ways of strengthening these connections and further scaling up adaptation ambition.

This publication has been developed as part of SLYCAN Trust's work programme on the Global Goal on Adaptation.

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