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Executive summary (Joint WWF Germanwatch paper)
Adaptation has increasingly gained attention in the UNFCCC negotiations. As one of the four building blocks of the Dialogue on Long-term Cooperative Action, specific elements which foster the implementation of adaptation need to be considered in a future climate change framework, while at the same time there is the need to move forward in relevant agenda items under the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies of Implementation (SBI) and Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).
Building on the recent UNFCCC negotiating
session in Bonn (SB28, June 2008) and submissions made by Parties, this
paper analyses key issues in the adaptation debate under the UNFCCC and
outlines key elements that emerge as part of a future climate change agreement.
It thus also serves as a guide to the upcoming negotiations in Accra (Ghana)
in August and Poznan (Poland) in December 2008.