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Adaptation communications in the Paris Agreement and information in INDCs, by Takayoshi Kato


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Breakout Group A: presentation by Takayoshi Kato

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Adaptation communications in the Paris Agreement and information in INDCs, by Takayoshi Kato

  1. 1. Climate Change Expert Group Adaptation communications in the Paris Agreement and information in INDCs Takayoshi KATO (OECD) Based on a draft discussion paper “Communicating progress in national and global adaptation to climate change” by Takayoshi Kato and Jane Ellis Global Forum on the Environment, CCXG 15 March 2016
  2. 2. 2 Climate Change Expert Group Presentation outline 1. Adaptation communications in the Paris Agreement 2. Existing information (NCs, NAPs, and INDCs) 3. Overview of adaptation INDCs 4. Conclusions 5. Discussion questions
  3. 3. 3 Climate Change Expert Group An adaptation communication in the Paris Agreement  Adaptation communications should be submitted and updated periodically  An adaptation communication may include: o Priorities o Implementation and support needs o Plans o Actions (Art7.10)  Also to inform the aims of the global stocktake (i.a. To enhance the implementation of adaptation action, Art 7.14b)
  4. 4. 4 Climate Change Expert Group Information already exists  Need to pursue synergies to: o Maximise benefits from collecting and communicating adaptation information o Minimise reporting burdens. National Communi- cations National Adaptation Plans (I)NDCs
  5. 5. 5 Climate Change Expert Group Adaptation INDCs  About 120 INDCs include adaptation components (i.e. 80% of all submitted)  Contents vary greatly in terms of their scope, aims, clarity, timeline, link with existing policies, and “measurability”
  6. 6. 6 Climate Change Expert Group 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 1. Timeline mentioned? 2. Indicators included? 3. M&E mentioned? 4. Need for support outlined? 5. Link with NAPs mentioned? Information included in adaptation INDCs  Sectors covered also vary, but 90% of adaptation INDCs include agriculture and/or water sectors Of 120 Adaptation INDCs… Quantitative info.
  7. 7. 7 Climate Change Expert Group Conclusions  Large diversity among INDCs, reflecting the nature of adaptation  Information in INDCs not covering all aspects of the Global Adaptation Goal (i.e. Adaptive capacity, resilience, and vulnerability): Need multiple info. sources  Adaptation communications: Balance needed between… o Enhancing transparency in adaptation o Avoiding creating burden for developing countries
  8. 8. 8 Climate Change Expert Group Discussion questions 1. What are countries’ adaptation goals and actions, and how is this information communicated internationally? 2. What implications does this have for communicating progress in adaptation at the national level?
  9. 9. 9 Climate Change Expert Group Thank you! For more information: