UNFCCC Secretariat Issues Adaptation Papers for Parties’ Consideration

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Poznań, Poland - COP 14, 1-12 December 2008 24 November 2008: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released four papers on adaptation in an effort to aid parties in carrying out adaptation measures. Two of these papers are related to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

One discusses the ongoing work within the UN system on adaptation,

including planning, implementation, financing, knowledge sharing and

technical support activities. The other paper provides information on

financing adaptation and proposes three financing schemes to manage

risks. The other two papers are issued under the Nairobi Work


The first is a technical paper that outlines climate-related

extreme events and other risks for developing countries, and discusses

the prospect of achieving Millennium Development Goals and sustainable

development in this light. The second discusses tools, systems and

practices that are needed for the advancement of integrated disaster

risk reduction and adaptation measures into national policymaking and

programme development. [The Papers]