Road to Dubai and the Global Goal on Adaptation

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United Arab Emirates will host the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 30 November 2023 to 12 December 2023. A robust, equitable, and flexible framework on GGA will be a key determinant of the success of COP28. This paper reviews the discussions around the GGA framework to provide perspectives on what could be a robust, equitable, and flexible outcome of the GGA process at COP28. The definition of adaptation lays emphasis on human and natural systems and not countries. A paradigm shift and redefining of the problem statement in the climate regime is needed when implementing the GGA framework. There is a need to peg vulnerability from being viewed as only a country-centric approach. Identifying vulnerability hotspots supplemented by formulating people-centric and nature-centric approaches in climate negotiations is needed.

climate negotiations, multilateralism, COP28, adaptation, global goal on adaptation

Ishita Srivastava, Shailly Kedia

R R Rashmi

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