UNEP has been publishing an Emissions Gap Report since 2010 which quantifies the gap in ambition to stay below 2°Celsius. In 2017, for the third time, UNEP also published an Adaptation Gap Report. The Report explores how progress towards the global goal on adaptation can be assessed. The topic is highly relevant for the UN climate change negotiations which are discussing modalities for the Global Stocktake, the Transparency Framework and Adaptation Communications. The report is structured as follows:
- Provisions of the Paris Agreement on adaptation review and reporting
- Challenges of measuring adaptation (see Policy Brief)
- National Adaptation M&E Systems
- Global tracking of adaptation
- Summary and Outlook
The report also features several country cases from the development of adaptation M&E systems including in South Africa and Cambodia, which were supported by GIZ on behalf of BMZ. A video summary of the report is available from Adaptation Exchange.
GIZ’s Timo Leiter from the project “Effective Adaptation Finance (M&E Adapt)” is lead author of chapters 2 and 4 of the report, underscoring the expertise of GIZ in the field of Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Further Information on Adaptation M&E is available on AdaptationCommunity.net and the Adaptation Gap Report is available from UN Environment.
This webinar, which took place on the 14th June 2017, explores how countries are developing national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems for adaptation in context of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. Results of a survey of country needs and experiences regarding M&E from the NAP Global Network are presented along with the country example of South Africa’s national adaptation M&E system.
You can watch the recording and view the presentations online at the NAP Global Network website.
Last Tuesday, 10th June, GIZ and IIED hosted a side event on “Measuring and reporting effective adaptation: challenges, approaches and ways forward“ at the UNFCCC SB40 in Bonn, Germany.
More information and background material can be found in the Knowledge section.
Christoph Feldkötter, GIZ (left); Susanne Schwan, GIZ; Susannah Fisher, iied; Nguyen Huong Thuy Phan, Mekong River Commission; Irene Karani, LTS Africa; Gottfried von Gemmingen, BMZ.
Happy new year to all members and readers of AdaptationCommunity.net! For all of you who are interested in education and training about adaptation, the “cookbook” for customising the training course on integrating climate change adaptation into development planning has been finished and is now available in English, with Spanish and French translations in the works.
“Tailor made training courses on climate change adaptation”, as it is called in full, explains in detail how the CCA integration training can be customised to address different needs in learning about adaptation. The cookbook covers all the basic course formats, including the training of trainers and multipliers, as well as new modules on monitoring and evaluation, which are currently being field-tested in South Africa and will be published later this month.
See also a method brief from India, where a customised climate change adaptation training has been conducted in 2013.