The Adaptation Committee, at its ninth meeting, agreed to
revise its 2016-2018 workplan (170 kB) to take into account the outcomes from COP21 with
the overall aim of contributing to the global goal on adaptation as contained in Article 7.1 of the
Paris Agreement, and the principles guiding adaptation action as contained in Art. 7.5 of the Paris
The Adaptation Committee agreed to continue keeping its workplan (170 kB) flexible in order to accommodate next steps and time lines it is
currently developing to implement the new mandates from the Paris Agreement.
The COP, at its 21st session, welcomed the workplan of the
Adaptation Committee for the period 2016–2018. The workplan is contained in the report of
the Adaptation Committee to COP 21 and can be viewed directly here (132 kB) .
The Adaptation Committee agreed to maintain the workplan flexible to take on new and emerging tasks,
including those resulting from the Paris
Agreement and the 2016 review of the progress and performance of the Adaptation Committee.
The COP, at its 17th session, requested the Adaptation Committee to develop during its
first year a three-year workplan, which should include milestones, activities, deliverables and
resource requirements, in accordance with its agreed functions, employing the modalities listed in
paragraph 94 of the same decision and considering the indicative list of a activities included in the
annex V, for approval by the COP at its 18th session.
In response to this request, the Adaptation Committee elaborated a three-year workplan, which was
adopted by the COP as agreed.
Three year workplan of the Adaptation Committee (142 kB)
In response to a request made at COP 18, the Adaptation Committee further elaborated the work
referred to in activities 7, 8, 11, 17 and 19 of its workplan. The elaboration was guided by the
Adaptation Committee’s desire to enhance coherence and synergy and to ensure that activities
are not undertaken in isolation but instead build on each other as part of a larger workstream.
The Adaptation Committee identified the following three workstreams to organize those activities in a
- A workstream on technical support and guidance to the Parties on adaptation action;
- A workstream on technical support and guidance to the Parties on means of implementation;
- A workstream on awareness-raising, outreach and sharing of information.
Elaboration of activities included in the three-year workplan (128 kB) (contained
in document FCCC/SB/2013/2, annex II)
This elaboration of activities reflects a revised and more coherent manner in which the
Adaptation Committee will implement its activities from the third quarter of 2013 until the
fourth quarter of 2015.
It incorporates new activities on means of implementation and adjusted timing of some