Each outcome presents global solutions that can be implemented at the local level to respond to local climate conditions, needs and risks and to implement the systems change necessary to protect vulnerable communities from increasing climate casualties such as extreme heat, drought, flooding or extreme weather.
It comes as research warns that almost half the world’s population is at serious risk of the effects of climate change by 2030, in a world of up to 1.5 degrees, according to an analysis published by the IPCC’s AR6 WG II report and the UN’s High Level Climate Champions. .
Together, these results represent the first comprehensive global plan that brings together both state and non-state actors behind the joint adaptation actions required by the end of this decade across five impact systems: food and agriculture, water and nature, coastal areas and oceans, settlements and infrastructure, and enable planning- and financing solutions.
Today at the opening, the president of COP27 Sameh Shoukry and high-level masters Dr. Mahmud Mohield and Nigel Toppingcalled on all governmental and non-governmental actors to rally behind this critical agenda.
COP27 President and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry: “Our hope is that the Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Program represents a significant contribution to the enhancement of global adaptation and resilience activities as a top priority. The COP 27 Presidency wishes to develop a governance arrangement that ensures continuity in scope, priorities and in reporting.”
“It will lead work based on: a) adaptation-focused initiatives launched by the COP27 Presidency at COP27 to accelerate action across all system interventions and b) adaptation and resilience goals set by high-level champions. The Marrakech Partnership, high-level champions and several specialized UN: n agencies are working together as partners to accelerate the implementation of global adaptation efforts by monitoring the implementation of the Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda,” he added.
Mahmud Mohield The UN’s High-Level Champion on Climate Change at COP27 said: “Outcomes were identified together with a range of active stakeholders and reflect existing and new global goals, based on science and local knowledge and initiatives. The results continue to be refined and the High-Level Champions have expanded their activities with the contribution of state and non-state actors to support their operations.”
Source: The Nordic Page