The Adaptation Working Group of the independent Global Stocktake (iGST)

Supporting the Global Stocktake (GST) in assessing progress made on adaptation towards the Global Adaptation Goal (GGA) defined in the Paris Agreement

The Global Stocktake (GST) is a process that periodically takes stock of collective progress toward the long-term goals established by the Paris Agreement. The Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) aligns the independent community to increase the accuracy, transparency, accountability, and relevance of the official GST process that empowers countries to take greater climate action. iGST  includes four thematic working groups on adaptation, mitigation, finance and equity; and three regional civil society hubs: Latin America and the Caribbean, West Africa and Southeast Asia. UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre co-chairs the iGST Adaptation Working Group created in 2019.

The Paris Agreement initiates the GST for which a critical challenge is to achieve a convergence towards a common understanding of core adaptation issues. Currently the various submissions to UNFCCC on adaptation are insufficient to ensure a consistent and transparent stocktake. To contribute to the GST’s aim of assessing progress towards the GGA, a focus on the transparency on adaptation reporting is relevant and necessary. By initiating and facilitating a global discussion on this perspective, the iGST could add significantly value towards the GST.

AWG’s 2022 program will focus on enhanced reporting and transparency of climate resilience and adaptation, taking the perspective of adequacy and effectiveness of adaptation actions on national level and contributing to methodology development in assessing adaptation progress towards GGA. Understanding what adequacy and effectiveness of adaptation mean for the GST will be realised through two pathways:

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Focus area: Climate Planning and Policy, Climate Transparency and Accountability

Country / Region: Ghana, Global, Nigeria

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Lars Christiansen

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