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Eleventh meeting of the Adaptation Committee (AC11)
 
The meeting took place in Bonn, Germany from 7 to 10 March 2017.
Venue: UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, AHH, Room EG F-030
Documentation prepared for, presentations at, and summary of outcomes from, the eleventh meeting of the Adaptation Committee (AC11) by agenda item
1. Opening and welcome

Summary outcome

2. Adoption of the agenda

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/1 (226 kB) -  Provisional agenda and annotations for the eleventh meeting of the Adaptation Committee

Summary outcome

 

The agenda was adopted as presented.

3. Election of the Co-Chairs

Summary outcome

 

The AC elected Mr. Clifford Mahlung (Jamaica) and re-elected Mr. Don Lemmen (Canada) as its Co-Chairs.

 4. Organization of work

Summary outcome

 

The organization of work was agreed.

5. Mapping of adaptation-relevant mandates

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/2 (215 kB) - Relevant adaptation-related outcomes from the 2016 Climate Change Conference held in Marrakech, Morocco

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/2 (111 kB)

Summary outcome

 

The AC took note of the information contained in the document prepared for the meeting and agreed to draw from it, as appropriate, in the discussion of subsequent agenda items and the implementation of activities contained in its workplan.

6. Supporting the implementation of the Paris outcomes:

6. (a) Review of adaptation-related institutional arrangements under the Convention in 2017

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/3 (374 kB) - Synthesis and analysis of submissions from Parties and other stakeholders on the review of adaptation-related institutional arrangements

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/3 (116 kB)

Summary outcome

 

The AC considered and subsequently revised the draft recommendations contained in the document.

 

It agreed to request the Co-Chairs and interested AC members, with the assistance of the secretariat, to revise the document taking into account the discussions at AC11 and to share it well ahead of AC12.

 

The AC agreed to finalize the recommendations at AC12 for forwarding to the CMA for its consideration and adoption.

6. (b) Methodologies for assessing adaptation needs with a view to assisting developing countries, without placing an undue burden on them

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/4 (300 kB) - Synthesis and analysis of submissions from Parties and other stakeholders, and next steps for developing recommendations on methodologies for assessing adaptation needs

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/4 (154 kB)

Summary outcome

 

The AC considered the document prepared for the meeting and is invited to send additional comments on the paper, including on the principles and draft recommendations, to the secretariat as soon as possible.

 

The secretariat, with input from the NAP taskforce, will then further revise the document, also taking into account the previous desk review and use it as background information for the small expert meeting held at the margins of SB 46.

 

The document will be circulated to the AC one week before the expert meeting. Representatives of the Nairobi work programme, the CGE and the GCF will be invited to the meeting.

 

The background document will be further refined, taking into account the outcomes of the expert meeting, for consideration at AC 12.

6. (c) Modalities to recognize the adaptation efforts of developing country Parties

 

6. (d) Methodologies to facilitate the mobilization of support for adaptation in developing countries

 

6. (e) Methodologies for reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of adaptation and support

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC-LEG/2017/1 (357 kB) - Draft options for the Adaptation Committee and the Least Developed Countries Expert Group to address decision 1/CP.21, paragraphs 41 and 45

 

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC-LEG/2017/1 (192 kB)

 

Reporting back from breakout groups:

Summary outcome

 

The AC and the LEG, in collaboration with the SCF, jointly considered draft options on the three mandates and agreed to request the joint working group, with the assistance of the secretariat, to further refine the options, and work towards recommendations for CMA 1, based on the discussions during the joint meeting.

 

The working group will share the outcomes of its work with the AC, the LEG and the SCF in April. It will then present progress to delegates during a special event at the margins of SB 46 and further revise the document accordingly.

 

The working group will explore possibilities to meet at the margins of SB 46.

7. Work of the Adaptation Committee’s working group on the Technical Examination Process on Adaptation

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/5 (471 kB) - Progress report by the Adaptation Committee’s working group on the technical examination process on adaptation

Summary outcome

 

The AC welcomed the progress made by its TEP-A working group, endorsed the draft agenda for the 2017 TEM-As and provided further details to be taken into account in the organization of the meetings.

 

It requested the working group to continue supporting the work of the secretariat in organizing the 2017 TEM-As, including by finalizing the guiding questions and identifying further speakers.

 

The AC considered and endorsed the proposed topics for the TEP-A in 2018 and 2019 and agreed to keep the topic for 2020 open.

8. Technical support and guidance to the Parties on adaptation action
8. (a) Adaptation Committee Task Force on National Adaptation Plans   

Summary outcome

 

The AC welcomed an oral report on progress made by the NAP taskforce and requested the task force to continue with the implementation of its workplan.

 

It welcomed the participation of representatives of the GCF and the GEF in AC 11.

 

It also welcomed the proactive approach by the GCF secretariat during the meeting in initiating expert consultations with the AC on the readiness programme for NAPs and invited the AC and the GCF to continue these consultations.

8. (b) Report on various approaches to adaptation, such as community-based and ecosystem-based adaptation, taking into account livelihoods and economic diversification

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/6 (130 kB) - Draft outline of a report on various approaches to adaptation, such as community-based adaptation and ecosystem-based adaptation, taking into account livelihoods and economic diversification

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/6 (102 kB)

Summary outcome

 

The AC discussed the concept note for the report and provided further guidance on the outline.

 

It requested the secretariat, with inputs from partner organizations to the Nairobi work programme, to proceed with the preparation of the report.

 

It agreed to adjust the finalization of the report so to be able to take into account relevant submissions to the Nairobi work programme. A first draft will be considered by AC12, with the report being finalized by AC 13.

 

The AC further agreed to send more suggestions for relevant case studies to the secretariat.

 8. (c) Inventory of on-going work on monitoring and evaluation of adaptation

Summary outcome

 

The AC took note of a status report on this matter and agreed to continue considerations at AC 13.

9. Technical support and guidance to the Parties on means of implementation
9. (a) Provision of information on accessing funding from the Green Climate Fund for the process to formulate and implement national action plans
9. (a) (i) Workshop to advance the understanding and overcome challenges relating to the establishment of National Implementing Entities and accessing the readiness programme for adaptation of the Green Climate Fund

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/7 (423 kB) - Workshop to advance the understanding and overcome challenges relating to the establishment of National Implementing Entities and accessing the readiness programme for adaptation of the Green Climate Fund. Background and concept note

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/7 (125 kB)

Summary outcome

 

The AC considered and endorsed the revised concept note and requested the secretariat to continue consulting with the GCF on possible collaboration and dates for the workshop.

9. (a) (ii) Information paper on experiences of countries in accessing the readiness programme for adaptation of the Green Climate Fund

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/8 (316 kB) - Draft information paper on experiences of countries in accessing the readiness programme for adaptation of the Green Climate Fund

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/8 (119 kB)

Summary outcome

 

The AC agreed on the next steps as outlined in the document.

 

It will continue working with the GCF and will also seek more interaction with the Board. 

 

It agreed to include case studies and best practice examples from countries. A revised draft will be prepared by AC 12 and the AC may then consider deriving recommendations to the COP in response to decision 4/CP.21, paragraph 10.

 

The NAP taskforce will continue reviewing and providing guidance to future drafts.

9. (a) (iii) Possible preparation of an electronic finance bulletin

Summary outcome

 

The AC agreed to prepare a periodic finance bulletin to inform stakeholders of the evolving policies and programmatic priorities of the GCF and other funds.

 

It will share the outcomes of the discussions with the GCF, GEF, AF, LEG and SCF and invite their collaboration.

 

The AC requested the secretariat to share the dissemination plan before launching the first issue by the end of June 2017.

9. (b) Contribution of the private sector to adaptation

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/9 (159 kB) - Concept note on the compilation of authoritative actors of the private sector in adaptation

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/9 (102 kB)

Summary outcome

 

The AC considered the initial proposal for developing a comprehensive mapping of relevant private sector stakeholders in the area of climate change adaptation.

 

It welcomed the contributions by observers and agreed to establish a small working group to which observers will also be invited to contribute. 

 

It further agreed to consider an initial draft at AC12.

10. Awareness-raising, outreach and sharing of information

10.(a) Adaptation Forum

 

Presentation:

 

pdf-icon Presentation on next Adaptation Forum (116 kB)

Summary outcome

 

The AC agreed to re-establish its working group on the Adaptation Forum to consider modalities, topics and linkages to other organizations for a possible future forum.

 

The AC agreed to note, in its report to the COP, the fact that there are currently no resources available to organize a forum.

10. (b) Joint in-session event by the Adaptation Committee and the Least Developed Countries Expert Group during the Bonn Climate Conference in May 2017

Documentation:

 

pdf-icon AC-LEG/2017/2 (130 kB) - Concept note on a joint in-session event held by the Adaptation Committee and the Least Developed Countries Expert Group during the Bonn Climate Change Conference in May 2017

 

Presentation:

Summary outcome

 

The AC and the LEG agreed that the joint event should be held, if logistics allow, in the format of a 3-hour special event.

 

The AC and the LEG requested the secretariat to confirm the time and date of the event and requested their joint working group to provide guidance to the secretariat in the organization of the event.

11. Organization of intersessional work.

Summary outcome

 

The AC agreed on leads and members of its working groups, as well as on the nominees contributing, upon invitation, in working groups established by other bodies.

12. Dates for future meetings.

Summary outcome

 

The AC agreed to hold its next meeting from Tuesday, 19 to Friday, 22 September 2017.

13. Any other matters. 

Summary outcome

14. Closure of the meeting. 

Summary outcome

Information on observer participation

The AC acknowledges and welcomes the active participation of observers in its meetings.

The COP, by decision 2/CP.17, decided that the meetings of the Adaptation Committee shall be open to attendance by admitted observer organizations, except where otherwise decided by the Adaptation Committee, with a view to encouraging a balanced representation of observers from Annex I Parties and from non-Annex I Parties.

Notifications (also available here):

Other relevant documents
Contact: AC@unfccc.int
Organization of work

pdf-icon Schedule of work (173 kB)
(as of 14 February 2017)

 
Note for Observers
Registration will start at 10 a.m. The official starting time of the meeting will be at  11 a.m. on 7 March 2017.
 
Information for Observers
pdf-icon Important logistical information for Observers (728 kB)