Many important decisions and activities have taken place in the development of the current adaptation
agenda under the UNFCCC.
At COP 7 (2001), Parties adopted Decision 5/CP.7. This
elaborated activities to implement Article 4.8 and 4.9 of the Convention. It included the establishment
of the Least Developed Countries
(LDC) Work Programme.
At COP 10 (2004) Parties adopted
Decision 1/CP.10 (taking into account activities under Decision 5/CP.7).
This included provisions, within the Buenos Aires programme of work, to
respond to the adverse effects of climate change as referred to in Article 4 of the Convention.
Activities under these decisions generated an important knowledge base on impacts and vulnerabilities
and adaptation practices, gaps and needs, which led to the development of the current workstreams and groups & committees.