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Climate change Adaptation in Poznan: moving forward on short and long-term action?

Briefing Paper

November 2008

Authors: Sven Harmeling (Germanwatch) and Kit Vaughan (WWF UK)

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Summary

Adaptation has increasingly gained attention in the UNFCCC negotiations. In Poznan, adaptation-relevant issues will be discussed across several agenda items, including in the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA), and the Subsidiary Bodies of Implementation (SBI) and Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

The conference in Poznan provides opportunities to take important steps to move forward towards greater implementation of adaptation in the short and longer-term, e.g. through the adoption of documents prepared by the Adaptation Fund Board and the initiation of negotiations for a three-year work programme under the SBI. This paper gives an overview of the different agenda items relating to adaptation issues and includes an "adaptation schedule" for Poznan. It also outlines potential options to move forward for a successful adaptation outcome in Poznan, based on the deliberations under different agenda items.

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