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Twelfth meeting of the Adaptation Committee (AC12)
 

The meeting took place in Bonn, Germany from 19 to 22 September 2017.
Venue: UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, AHH, Room EG F-030

 
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Documentation prepared for, presentations at, and summary of outcomes from, the twelfth meeting of the Adaptation Committee (AC12) by agenda item
1. Opening and welcome

 

2. Adoption of the agenda

Documentation:

pdf-icon AC/2017/10 (254 kB) - Provisional agenda and annotations

 Summary outcome

 

The agenda was adopted as presented.

3. Organization of work

Summary outcome 

 

The organization of work was agreed.

4. Recent collaboration with other adaptation-related institutional arrangements under the Convention 

pdf-icon Reporting back of the Task Force of Displacement (199 kB)
(Maria del Pilar Bueno, AC member)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC took note of the oral updates provided.

5. Supporting the implementation of the Paris outcomes:

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

Documentation:

pdf-icon AC/2017/11 (351 kB) - Review of the work of adaptation-related institutional arrangements
under the Convention

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/11 (122 kB)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed on recommendations on this matter to be included in its report to COP 23.

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

Documentation:

pdf-icon AC/2017/12 (226 kB) - Methodologies for assessing adaptation needs with a view to assisting developing countries, without placing an undue burden on them

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/12 (106 kB)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed on recommendations on this matter to be included in its report to COP 23.

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

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

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

Documentation:

pdf-icon AC-LEG/2017/3 (265 kB) - Draft options for the Adaptation Committee and the Least Developed Countries Expert Group to address decision 1/CP.21, paragraphs 41 and 45

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC-LEG/2017/3 (275 kB)

 

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed on recommendations on this matter to be included in its report to COP 23, pending approval by the LEG.


The AC agreed that further work on effectiveness needs to be undertaken to better understand the concept.

6. Work of the Adaptation Committee’s working group on the Technical Examination Process on Adaptation (TEP-A)

pdf-icon Presentation on this agenda item (111 kB)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC welcomed the active and constructive engagement of members of other constituted bodies and nominated NGO representatives in the work of the group.


 

The AC considered an oral report from the TEP-A working group on feedback received and lessons learned so far. It requested the working group to initiate work on the 2018 TEMs, on the topic of adaptation planning for vulnerable groups, communities and ecosystems, considering feedback received so far and the outcome of the assessment of the TEP-A, which will take place during COP23.

7. Technical support and guidance to the Parties on adaptation action:

7. (a) Adaptation Committee Task Force on National Adaptation Plans

pdf-icon Presentation on this agenda item (98 kB)  

Summary outcome 

 

The AC took note of the main tasks contained in the workplan of the NAP taskforce for 2018 and invited the taskforce to continue implementing its workplan, to which it did not have any changes.

7. (b) Technical paper on long-term adaptation planning

Documentation:

pdf-icon AC/2017/13 (468 kB) - Draft technical paper on long-term adaptation planning

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/13 (101 kB)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC considered the draft technical paper and provided guidance to the secretariat on its finalization by AC 13. The paper, along with possible draft recommendations derived from it, will be circulated to the AC in the inter-sessional period.


The AC also requested the secretariat to look into possibilities for turning it into a user-friendly online version and wide dissemination.

7. (c) Overview of existing partnerships providing technical support on adaptation

Documentation:

pdf-icon AC/2017/14 (419 kB) - Draft overview of the landscape of existing platforms providing technical support to developing country Parties on adaptation


Annex 2 - Information on the mapping of platforms available: Overview of the landscape of existing platforms providing technical support to developing country Parties on adaptation (Excel format)

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/14 (142 kB)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC requested the secretariat to make this document, along with the overview referred to in its annex 2, available on the Adaptation Knowledge Portal, if possible in a user-friendly format, and to report back to AC 13 on progress made, including usage statistics.


It invited other existing platforms that are not contained in the list but that meet the established criteria to contact the secretariat in order to be included therein.


The AC further invited organizations that are listed in the mapping to regularly update the information provided in the overview. It also requested the secretariat, NWP partner organizations and the CTCN to widely promote the overview.


The AC welcomed an update provided on the Global Centre of Excellence on Adaptation.

7. (d) Meeting to exchange views on national adaptation goals/indicators and how they relate to indicators/goals for sustainable development and for disaster risk reduction in the context of the Sendai Framework

Documentation:

AC/2017/15 - Draft concept note on a meeting to exchange views on national adaptation goals/indicators and how they relate to indicators/goals for sustainable development and for disaster risk reduction in the context of the Sendai Framework. (To be developed following AC12)

 

pdf-icon Presentation on this agenda item (101 kB)

 

pdf-icon UNISDR intervention (96 kB)  (by David Stevens, UNISDR)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC considered an oral update providing some initial background for the meeting.


It agreed to establish a small working group to work inter-sessionally and prepare a concept note for the meeting. It invited interested observers to contribute to the work of the group.


The AC noted with appreciation offers of UNISDR and others to collaborate on the organization of the workshop.

8. Technical support and guidance to the Parties on means of implementation:
8. (a) Provision of information on accessing funding from the Green Climate Fund for the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans
8. (a) (i) Information paper on experiences of countries in accessing the readiness programme for adaptation of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Documentation:

pdf-icon AC/2017/16 (1038 kB) - Information paper on experiences of countries in accessing the readiness programme for adaptation of the Green Climate Fund

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/16 (155 kB)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed to use the findings of this paper to inform the preparation of the workshop on this matter.


The AC further agreed to continue work on collecting experiences from countries in accessing the readiness programme to have more information available at the workshop.

8. (a) (ii)  Workshop to advance the understanding and overcome challenges relating to
a. The establishment of national entities for direct access; and
b. Accessing the readiness programme for adaptation of the Green Climate Fund

Summary outcome 

 

The AC took note of an oral progress report on the workshop. It agreed to conduct the workshop in conjunction with the 2018 NAP Expo in Bonn, which is currently scheduled to take place in April 2018.

8. (a) (iii) Adaptation Finance Bulletin  

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed to issue the bulletin twice a year, after the COP and after the SB meetings. The AC agreed to keep some flexibility in timing so to be able to accommodate crucial relevant information as it becomes available. The AC requested the secretariat to share an outline of the future structure of the bulletin with AC well in advance of new issue with the goal of agreeing and populating it by December.

8. (b) Input to the draft guidance to the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention

Summary outcome 

 

The AC had agreed on its input to the draft guidance to the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention during the inter-sessional period. No further inputs were elaborated during AC 12.

8. (c) Advancing the engagement of the private sector in adaptation

pdf-icon AC/2017/17 (244 kB) - Advancing the engagement of the private sector in adaptation: Initial draft report on a survey and literature review undertaken by the secretariat, and possible steps towards the organization of a meeting

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/17/Add.1 (1414 kB) -Initial draft report of a literature review undertaken by the secretariat

 

pdf-icon AC/2017/17/Add.2 (847 kB) - Results of the survey of private sector organizations

 

pdf-icon Presentation of document AC/2017/17 (105 kB)  

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed to request its working group on private sector engagement to work inter-sessionally on a concept note, based on the discussions at this meeting, and to further define the focus of the 2018 workshop.


It further requested its working group and other AC members to explore possibilities for collaboration on this workshop.

9. Awareness-raising, outreach and sharing of information: Adaptation Forum

pdf-icon Presentation on Adaptation Forum (99 kB)

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed on the following topic for its next Adaptation Forum: “Integrating climate change adaptation with the SDGs and the Sendai Framework for DRR”, noting that this topic is broad enough to accommodate additional focus areas, such as the perspective of small islands and long-term adaptation planning.


It requested the secretariat to explore the possibility of holding the forum as a session of the 2018 Adaptation Futures conference, and requested its working group on this matter to provide guidance to the secretariat in the organization of the Forum.

10. Report of the Adaptation Committee to the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties

Summary outcome 

 

The AC took note of the draft report circulated in the inter-sessional period.


It requested the secretariat to finalize the report shortly after AC 12, taking note of the very tight deadline for review in order to meet the official submission deadline and ensure translation.

11. Organization of intersessional work

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed on leads and members of its working groups and on members nominated in response to invitations for collaboration from other constituted bodies.

12. Dates for future meetings

Summary outcome 

 

The AC agreed to hold its 13th meeting from 27 February to 2 March 2018.

13. Any other matters

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14. Closure of the meeting.
 
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
pdf-icon lmportant logistical information for observers (732 kB)
Contact: AC@unfccc.int
 
SKYPE BROADCAST
AC 12, 19-22 September 2017

pdf-icon Schedule of work, including Skype broadcast links (186 kB)

Note: This free streaming is in its testing phase

 
Organization of work

pdf-icon Schedule of work (355 kB)
(as of 11 September 2017)