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CAN perspective on adaptation at UNFCCC conference


CAN perspective on adaptation at UNFCCC conference

Climate Action Network-International (CAN Int) – is represented in the next international negotiation in Warsaw. CAN Int established in December 2007. The nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) will be held from 11 to 22 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. Despite the fact that CAN Int involved in the negotiations in the status of an observer, it has the power of indirect influence, through the publication of daily information reviews, commenting on the action of the national delegations from the point of view of CSOs, and by conducting public events and other activities.

According to CAN vision for COP 19 the main necessary decisions, which will shape Climate Change Adaptation in the future are:

- effective work and progress towards adoption of a new global agreement in 2015;

- increase of obligations of Parties to reduce GHG emissions with the aim to keep global warming in the limit of 1,5-20C;

- implementation by countries their commitments on filling the Adaptation Fund;

- extension of adaptation actions according to results of the latest IPCC report, the first part of which was published in September 2013, and the full release is planned in the spring of 2014;

- commitment to support full implementation of the National Adaptation Programs of Actions (NAPAs) and providing support for the developing countries, and increasing support the most vulnerable developing countries in preparing their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) in the next few years.

Based on the experience of previous negotiations we can say that the decision-making process is not simple for all participants of COP. CAN Int aims to fully support the achievement of the global objectives of the COP -19 in accordance with the core principles approved by UN: adequacy, responsibility, ability, development needs and the need for adaptation.

A summary of the position of CAN Int at the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in English can be downloaded here: climatenetwork.org/node/3688