Paris Agreement Global Goal On Adaptation
Continued adaptation as a simple concern for domestic policy undermines the vision of the Paris Agreement and prevents us from taking advantage of the benefits of multilateralism to pursue it. Adaptation to climate change is in our interest and building a resilient world for all is a common goal. It is time for a new type of adaptation cooperation. “Given the challenges we face, from climate change to migration to terrorism to the disadvantages of globalization, there is no doubt that global challenges require global solutions… No country can get by alone. We need multilateral ism more than ever. Such recognition could provide urgent impetus to resolve the overall challenge of adaptation. Today, in the eyes of many, multilateral cooperation on adaptation is limited to financial issues. Genuine substantive cooperation to reduce common climate risks is lacking not only in practice, but is rarely formulated as an objective. So what could a multilateral approach bring to the overall adjustment objective? The COVID 19 pandemic has revealed with astonishing clarity the weaknesses of a globalized world and the speed at which risk extends beyond sectors and borders through international systems and cascades. It is increasingly clear that a country`s resilience is the result of the resilience of all countries. Food systems are seriously threatened by climate change and global food trade is important for most countries. The current food system works in such a way that it creates vulnerability for many communities, and reforms are needed.
It is also a melting pot where public and private climate management policies and market forces meet. The UN Global Food Summit 2021 is an opportunity to advance the issue of adaptation beyond the UNFCCC and strengthen the systemic resilience of our global food system. The Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) was defined in the Paris Agreement with the aim of “strengthening adaptive capacity, building resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change in order to contribute to sustainable development and ensure an appropriate response to adaptation in the context of the overall temperature goal.” The implementation of the GGA was widely supported as part of the strategy to place greater emphasis on adapting the agreement. But in reality, climate impacts – and the effects of adaptation measures themselves – are cascading across national borders and advancing systemic risks on a global scale. It is time for us to plan an appropriate adaptation. Could the current calls for a revival of multilateralism, championed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and others, also point to the beginning of a new era of adaptation – an era marked by global cooperation and the spirit of solidarity that sought to stimulate the goal? Donor countries must recognize that adaptation is not a single, self-sustaining issue and that their support for the efforts of other countries is not due to the impact of their policies on the .B. The Committee on Employment, Health and Home Affairs, Health and Home Affairs, the Committee on Employment, Health and the Sustainable Development Goals provide a framework for dealing with this problem. This technical report examines in detail the future task of transforming the overall goal of adapting the Paris climate agreement from warm words into real measures that will save lives and livelihoods on the ground.