Global Stocktake: three priorities to drive adaptation action

IIED Briefing
, 4 pages
PDF (108.37 KB)
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9781784319328
Product code:20601IIED

The new Global Stocktake (GST) is a unique opportunity to drive global climate ambition and support, and increase global collaboration on long-term climate goals. It aims to create evidence-based collective learning to inform future decisions, both national and global. But to effectively measure progress, countries must decide how and what information is included in their GST inputs. In this briefing, we provide an overview of the adaptation dimensions required under the GST and of progress to date to define these. Focusing on the needs and circumstances of developing countries, we suggest three practical priority steps countries can take to prepare their GST inputs: creating a coherent narrative on national adaptation actions, building an inclusive process that ensures adaptation actions reflect voices from the whole of society, and communicating progress to the international community.

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Beauchamp, E. and Bueno, M. (2021). Global Stocktake: three priorities to drive adaptation action. IIED, London.
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