COP26 Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation Action

Cairn Gorm (Glasgow, UK)

8 November 2021, 10:30 GMT

The Ministerial Dialogue aimed to marshal and sustain the international community’s commitments, efforts and partnerships to promote a continuous acceleration of adaptation action globally. 

Event description:

The gathering of the international community in Glasgow for COP26 presented a unique opportunity for collective action. Adaptation has not benefited from the same attention, resources, or level of action on the ground as mitigation, leaving communities worldwide exposed to a climate emergency unfolding faster than predicted. Adaptation can no longer go under-prioritized. To facilitate the success of COP26 by helping to advance adaptation to an equal priority with the mitigation of carbon emissions, the COP26 Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation Action convened ministers from every continent and region to put forward action and collaboration proposals and initiatives that concretely elevate the adaptation agenda and promote enhanced resilience responses on the ground.

The ministerial likewise consolidated international consensus on the challenges and priorities for adaptation solutions which the Glasgow COPs outcomes are expected to deliver on. 

The COP26 Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation action, specifically aimed to:

  • Sustain momentum generated by enhanced adaptation commitments in updated and new Nationally Determined Contributions, Adaptation Communications and National Adaptation Plans.
  • Bring back confidence in climate finance by improving the balance in flows needed to shift trillions into adaptation and resilience actions over the coming decade as nations rise to the climate emergency on the ground.
  • Forge the partnerships across all of society needed to deliver bold action through to 2030.

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