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As part of the Cancun Adaptation Framework, Parties established the Adaptation Committee (AC) to promote the implementation of enhanced action on adaptation in a coherent manner under the Convention, inter alia, through the following functions:
  1. Providing technical support and guidance to the Parties;
  2. Sharing of relevant information, knowledge, experience and good practices;
  3. Promoting synergy and strengthening engagement with national, regional and international organizations, centres and networks;
  4. Providing information and recommendations, drawing on adaptation good practices, for consideration by the COP when providing guidance on means to incentivize the implementation of adaptation actions, including finance, technology and capacity-building;
  5. Considering information communicated by Parties on their monitoring and review of adaptation actions, support provided and received.


SB 37 conclusions on the Report of the Adaptation Committee

Report of the Adaptation Committee to COP 23 and its Addendum



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The Adaptation Committee comprises 16 members including representatives from the five UN regional groups, SIDS, LDC, Non-Annex I and Annex I Parties, who shall serve in their personal capacity A full set of rules of procedure, drawing upon the provisions decided by COP 17, was approved at COP 18. The AC further elaborated on these, also taking into account a decision by COP 19 to replace the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair by the positions of Co-Chairs. At its 5th meeting the AC agreed on a set of revised rules of procedure.
As part of its three-year workplan, the Adaptation Committee agreed to produce thematic reports in 2013 and 2014 and a comprehensive overview report in 2015. Please address any questions and suggestions for support to the work of the Adaptation Committee to

Recent activities/documentation

  • 12th meeting of the Adaptation Committee (19-22 September in Bonn) - Summary outcomes included!

  • pdf-icon First Adaptation Finance Bulletin by the Adaptation Committee  (686 kB)  
    In light of the evolving nature of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other funds for adaptation, developing country Parties and other stakeholders may find it difficult to keep up with the latest developments on adaptation finance, in particular as it relates to policies and access procedures. To bring all the information together in one place, the Adaptation Committee agreed to periodically prepare a short and concise electronic Adaptation Finance Bulletin in collaboration with the GCF, the Adaptation Fund, the Global Environment Facility, the Standing Committee on Finance and the LDC Expert Group.


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