Draft List Adaptation Goals To Be Achieved By 2030: COP28
The draft list of adaptation goals to be achieved by 2030 by the COP28 Presidency, led by the UAE, to combat climate-related impacts on infrastructure and human settlements. The proposed goal is to halve these impacts by 2030 and eliminate them by 2040. Against recent devastating events, such as the Chennai floods, this initiative holds particular significance for India and other developing nations.
Adaptation measures, highlighted in the draft list of adaptation goals to be achieved by 2030, include strategies like building stormwater drains to cope with inevitable climate events. This stands in contrast to ‘mitigation,’ which focuses on preventing further global warming.
The ‘Framework for the global goal on adaptation,’ expected to be finalized and adopted at COP28, concludes a two-year preparatory work program initiated during COP26 in Glasgow.
The draft encourages all countries to elevate political ambition and intensify adaptation actions and support in critical areas. These include reducing climate-induced water scarcity, achieving climate-resilient food and agricultural production, enhancing resilience against climate-related health impacts, and safeguarding cultural heritage from climate-related events.
As part of the framework, countries are urged to conduct updated assessments of climate hazards, impacts, and risks by 2025 and establish multi-hazard early warning systems by 2027. Furthermore, by 2030, nations are expected to make substantial progress in implementing their national adaptation plans.
Addressing the critical finance issue, the draft expresses concern about the widening adaptation finance gap. It calls upon developed countries to at least double their collective provision of climate finance for adaptation to developing countries by 2025, compared to 2019.
The draft also introduces the launch of a two-year work program focused on developing indicators to measure progress towards the proposed targets. Including these measures underscores the commitment of the global community to strengthen resilience and tackle the pressing challenges posed by climate change.
As COP28 progresses, the world will closely watch the negotiations and discussions surrounding this groundbreaking draft, recognizing its potential to shape the future of global climate action and adaptation efforts.
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