There are different reporting mechanisms under the UNFCCC, including adaptation communications, national adaptation plans (NAPs), national communications (NCs), nationally determined contributions (NDCs), and biennal transparency reports (BTRs).
The adaptation communication is an important reporting instrument under the Paris Agreement. It was established to increase the visibility and profile of adaptation, to inform the global stocktake and to enhance learning and understanding of adaptation needs and actions. The adaptation communication is a voluntary instrument. It can be submitted as a stand-alone document or, as appropriate, as a component of or in conjunction with other communications and/or documents, including NAPs, NCs, NDCs, or BTRs.
The Adaptation Communication Drafting Assistance Tool (AdComm-DAT) aims to support countries that decide to prepare and submit a stand-alone adaptation communication, rather than choosing one of the existing communication vehicles. The tool aims to reduce the reporting burden to a minimum by offering a structure that builds on the guidance provided in decision 9/CMA.1. Furthermore, it offers an iterative capacity building opportunity, identifying progress and opportunities, as well as gaps and needs in terms of adaptation. The elements defined in the annex of 9/CMA.1 can then be tailored to the specific countries’ needs.
The tool has already been tested in a few pilot countries and received very promising feedback. These experiences will feed into the final elaboration of the tool. We are currently working on launching the online version of AdComm-DAT which will be available soon. Until then, you are welcome to use our offline version here.
If you have any feedback on the offline version of the tool, please let us know and contact us under firstname.lastname@example.org.