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The Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) aims to drive collective action on climate adaptation and bring parity between adaptation and mitigation efforts globally.

This briefing from the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA), with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), presents seven priorities to help policymakers and civil society actors (CSOs) work together as valuable stakeholders in the process to agree the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) at local, national and global levels.

Enabling an effective GGA

Action across these seven priorities will ensure a more accountable, inclusive and therefore more effective GGA that supports vulnerable communities to not only function, but flourish, despite a changing climate

  1. Strengthen developing country capabilities
  2. Harness synergies for data and reporting
  3. Facilitate learning and coordination
  4. Ensure a whole-of-society approach
  5. Highlight transboundary risks
  6. Emphasise accountability Raise ambition

Inclusion under the GGA

the Glasgow–Sharm El Sheik work programme (GlaSS) at the 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP26), states that the GGA must be country-led yet also include non-state actors, local communities, and marginalised voices.

Parties prioritise social inclusion, empowering the most vulnerable and co-creation with other actors. These seven priorities outlined here aim to guide policymakers and CSOs to work together to ensure civil society actors are recognised as key stakeholders in the GGA process.


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