Climate change is an urgent global challenge that requires collective action and informed decision-making. To address the impacts, vulnerabilities and risks associated with climate change, Impulsouth partners conducted a comprehensive assessment of knowledge and capacity needs and gaps in 2022. 

Now is the time to delve into how these findings translate into concrete actions to inform policy-oriented documents, particularly those related to adaptation that countries must submit to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

In this context, Pilar Bueno and Ignacio Lorenzo gave an introductory framework for adaptation-related documents under the UNFCCC, with emphasis on how gaps and needs linked to vulnerability and risk assessment can be communicated and reported.

The activity aimed to facilitate this information to the countries’ research teams, with the aim to explore the opportunities to turn findings into inputs that could inform adaptation-related documents to be submitted to the UNFCCC.

 A key point that was highlighted throughout the event was the importance of clear communication and reporting in alignment with the UNFCCC. When countries can effectively communicate their adaptation needs and gaps, they can make more informed decisions and mobilize support for their efforts in the international arena.

The adaptation policy cycle includes several key stages, and it is crucial to integrate vulnerability and risk assessments into national and international processes, which can be done using various adaptation-related documents, such as national communications, adaptation communications and national adaptation plans. 

To see the presentation “Introduction to adaptation-related documents under the UNFCCC: how gaps and needs linked to vulnerability and risk assessment can be communicated and reported”