The Global Goal on Adaptation was established in Article 7.1 of the Paris Agreement which provides a collective goal for adaptation progress. A framework for the global goal is being developed under the two-year Glasgow Sharm el-Sheik work programme and is expected to be agreed at the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) in December 2023.
However, adaptation is often a context specific and localised process. This has rendered the global framework to be relatively disconnected from the local climate change realities that vulnerable communities face in Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS).
As such, Climate Analytics Caribbean (with support from the European Climate Foundation) has developed a proposal for a Regional Goal on Adaptation for the Caribbean. This has been created through a participatory and inclusive approach whereby Caribbean civil society stakeholders have defined the priorities, targets and needs for adaptation in the region.
This technical paper outlines the proposal for the Regional Goal on Adaptation for the Caribbean. The proposal was launched during COP28 in December 2023.
The proposal aims to raise the visibility of adaptation in the Caribbean, quantifies and fills adaptation gaps and needs including finance, capacity and technical assistance, and enables collective review of progress on adaptation through more effective climate governance processes and practical adaptation actions at the local, national and regional levels.
It is also intended to empower Caribbean communities and local adaptation actors to better engage and participate in implementing and reviewing progress of the global framework at the international level, and vice versa. In this way, it is intended that both regional and global frameworks are complementary in their design and mutually supportive in their respective implementation.
A better integration of health and economic impact assessments of climate change
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Adaptation constraints in scenarios of socio-economic development
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Representation of adaptation in quantitative climate assessments
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Interacting adaptation constraints in the Caribbean highlight the importance of sustained adaptation finance
Long term strategies: low carbon growth, resilience and prosperity for Least Developed Countries
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