What is the ADP?
The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) is a subsidiary body that was
established by decision
1/CP.17 in December 2011. The mandate of the ADP is to develop a protocol, another legal
instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties, which
is to be completed no later than 2015 in order for it to be adopted at the twenty-first session of the
Conference of the Parties (COP) and for it to come into effect and be implemented from 2020.
By the same decision, the COP launched a workplan on enhancing mitigation ambition to identify and to
explore options for a range of actions that can close the ambition gap with a view to ensuring the
highest possible mitigation efforts by all Parties.