Opportunities and Options for Adaptation Planning for Vulnerable Groups, Communities and Ecosystems. Technical Paper by the Adaptation Committee

UNFCCC Adaptation
Posted on: 2/17/2024 - Updated on: 4/18/2024



This technical paper explores opportunities and options for, as well as barriers to, enhancing adaptation planning in relation to vulnerable ecosystems, communities and groups. It draws primarily on the discussions among Parties and non-Party stakeholders held at the technical expert meeting on adaptation that took place on 9 and 10 May 2018 in Bonn in conjunction with the first part of the forty-eighth sessions of the subsidiary bodies as well as the discussions held at the various regional technical expert meetings. 

The paper presents case studies and other information on links among vulnerable ecosystems, groups and communities and the challenges associated with integrating them into adaptation planning and action with a view to identifying concrete opportunities for strengthening resilience, reducing vulnerability and increasing understanding and implementation of adaptation in the context of enhancing pre-2020 action.

Access the original 2018 version of the document here.

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