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 Agreement.
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
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
It incorporates new activities on means of implementation and adjusted timing of some activities.