Article 7 and the adaptation communication Background and introduction Article 7, paragraph 10 of the Paris Agreement (PA) states that “each party should, as appropriate, submit and update periodically an adaptation communication, which may include its priorities, implementation and support needs, plans, and actions, without creating any additional …

To implement the Paris Agreement on climate change at national level, countries will need to review existing governance frameworks and adopt new rules and regulations. Under the umbrella of the African Climate Legislation Initiative (ACLI), the Cameroon Climate Change Working Group (CCCWG) initiated last year a ‘bottom up’ or demand orientated …

What is the scope of the reporting requirement on climate change impacts and adaptation under Article 13.8 in relation to the transparency framework? Can the adaptation communication under Article 7.11 be used to fulfil the reporting requirements or is there scope for article 13.8 to be interpreted as covering something else/broader than adaptation …

1. If parties agree that the Adaptation Fund should be the recipient of the share of proceeds of the sustainable development mechanism (SDM) envisaged under Art.64 of the Paris Agreement, can a developing country who is not a party to the Paris Agreement benefit from this source of funding through the Adaptation Fund? 2. Can you […]

Is it mandatory to submit an adaptation communication? If a party does submit an adaptation communication, are the provisions of Article 7.11 mandatory? In essence, how much flexibility do these provisions offer? Can you produce an analysis of the obligations of Parties under Articles 7.10 and 7.11? Summary: Articles 7.10 and 7.11 reflect formal, procedural …