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Call for submissions to Parties and non-Party stakeholders on the Adaptation Committee's (AC) mandates stemming from decision 1/CP.21
 
The AC, at its tenth meeting, discussed an approach for responding to the mandates provided by the Conference of the Parties (COP) at its twenty-first session. During the meeting, the AC agreed to use a variety of means, including issuing a call for submissions from Parties and non-Party stakeholders, to gather information relevant to the mandates. Eventually, such information would enable the AC to develop a limited set of options for considerations by Parties. The AC will consider a synthesis of these submissions at its 11th meeting in early March 2017.

The AC is very much looking forward to receiving technical information by 12 January 2017 the latest, based where possible on practical experience, to help the AC in fulfilling the Paris mandates.

Parties are kindly request to submit their inputs HERE* and non-Party stakeholders, please go HERE for further indications and submission process.

Parties and other stakeholders are encouraged to consider the questions below when preparing their submissions.

* Please note that you will need to tick the year 2017 (left menu bar) to see this call.



1. Decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 42 (a): Requests the Adaptation Committee (AC) to review, in 2017, the work of adaptation-related institutional arrangements under the Convention, with a view to identifying ways to enhance the coherence of their work, as appropriate, in order to respond adequately to the needs of Parties, with a view to preparing recommendations for consideration and adoption by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, at its first session (CMA1).
 
  • What are the major needs of Parties to which adaptation-related institutional arrangements under the Convention need to respond?

  • Are there gaps and/or overlaps in the work of existing adaptation-related institutional arrangements under the Convention that may need to be addressed to adequately respond to the needs of Parties? If so, how could these gaps and/or overlaps be addressed?

  • Which institutional arrangements could be strengthened or given greater priority to enhance the coherence of their work?

  • What modalities for cooperation and collaboration exist between the adaptation-related institutional arrangements? Which of them should be strengthened, and what new ones should be developed? 


2. Decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 42 (b): Also requests the AC consider methodologies for assessing adaptation needs with a view to assisting developing country Parties, without placing an undue burden on them, with a view to preparing recommendations for consideration and adoption by CMA1.
 
  • How could adaptation needs be defined? What should be the goals(s) when assessing adaptation needs?

  • What are examples of methodologies for assessing adaptation needs?  What are the strengths and/or limitations of these methodologies?

    What barriers and gaps exist with respect to the development and application of methodologies for assessing adaptation needs?  What actions are needed to address these barriers and gaps, particularly within the context of the Convention and the Paris Agreement?