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Communicating global progress on adaptation, by Jane Ellis


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Breakout Group D: presentation by Jane Ellis

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Communicating global progress on adaptation, by Jane Ellis

  1. 1. Climate Change Expert Group Communicating global progress on adaptation Jane Ellis (OECD), Based on a draft discussion document: “Communicating progress in national and global adaptation to climate change” by Taka Kato and Jane Ellis CCXG Global Forum on the Environment 15-16 March 2016
  2. 2. 2 Climate Change Expert Group Presentation outline  Aims of the adaptation component of “global stocktake”  Possible options to meet these aims o … and their feasibility  Conclusions  Discussion questions
  3. 3. 3 Climate Change Expert Group Adaptation-related aims of global stocktake  Recognising adaptation efforts (dvp’ing countries)  Enhancing implementation of adaptation action  Reviewing adequacy and effectiveness of adaptation and adaptation support  Reviewing overall progress in achieving the global adaptation goal  AC & LEG to develop methods and make recommendations for consideration
  4. 4. 4 Climate Change Expert Group Recognising adaptation efforts of developing countries  Qualitative overview  Summary report  Collated adaptation info (e.g. in registry) that has been submitted by countries Feasibility Resource requirements /
  5. 5. 5 Climate Change Expert Group Enhancing adaptation implementation  Summary & synthesis of Party submissions  Above + info from other sources  Increased links, e.g. to adaptation info, sources of finance / Feasibility Resource requirem’ts
  6. 6. 6 Climate Change Expert Group Reviewing adequacy, effectiveness of adaptation & adaptation support  Assessing adaptation effort (qualitative)  Assessing support, needs (qualitative)  Proxy information, e.g. trends in costs of extreme events  Reviewing adaptation effort, adequacy (quantitative)  Reviewing effectiveness // / / Feasibility Resource requirem’ts
  7. 7. 7 Climate Change Expert Group Reviewing overall progress to adaptation goal  Qualitative self-assessment (scorecard)  Qualitative self-assessment (report to UNFCCC)  Use of 3rd Party info (e.g. IPCC) / // / / Feasibility Resource requirem’ts
  8. 8. 8 Climate Change Expert Group Conclusions  Feasibility of objectively meeting the 4 aims of adaptation part of global stocktake vary o Qualitative assessments more feasible than quantitative/comprehensive assessments o Assessing adequacy and effectiveness particularly challenging  More information is needed to undertake global stocktake than countries are asked to report individually o Increases information needs from third parties
  9. 9. 9 Climate Change Expert Group Thank you! For more information:
  10. 10. 10 Climate Change Expert Group Discussion questions  What is expected from the global stocktake vis a vis adaptation?  What information would be needed and from whom in order to produce such outputs?