Adaptation Outcomes

Briefing paper

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Date produced: 03/03/2010

In this briefing note, we set out:

  • to what extent the draft adaptation text of 18 December 2009 and the adaptation provisions of the Copenhagen Accord contain actionable provisions, arrangements or commitments as opposed to mere statements of intent or vague announcements;
  • to what extent these provisions are a step up from existing provisions under the (i) Adaptation Fund and its related COP decisions; (ii) other COP decisions related to adaptation; (iii) the Bali Action Plan; and (iv) provisions on adaptation in the Convention text and the Kyoto Protocol text; and
  • language which would strengthen the text in the draft adaptation text of 18 December 2009.