As we approach COP27 and the second technical dialogue of the Global Stocktake, parties and non- parties of the UNFCCC embrace a collective assessment of the world’s progress towards the Paris Agreement. Findings on how much progress the world has made and identifying the critical areas to advance is key to setting the agenda for climate action in the coming years.
Within the scope of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) and its PCCB Network activities, the focus on adaptation planning is fundamental to our collective actions and reactions to the climate crisis.
Panel: Research Findings
In that context, climate researchers from six developing countries – Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Madagascar, Niger, Uganda and Zambia– , supported by Impulsouth, presented findings on needs and gaps that need to be urgently addressed to advance in adaptation planning, and especially regarding the assessment of climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks with a emphasis on gender. The reports were presented during an event co-organized by Avina Foundation and its Impulsouth partners, IDRC Canada, the Adaptation Fund and the PCCB Network.
The research had a particular scope in each of the countries:
- Dominican Republic focus in the tourism and agriculture sectors.
- Niger also opted for its agricultural sector.
- Guatemala focus their assessment in the marin-coastal areas.
- Madagascar in the water sector of the capital, Antananarivo.
- In Uganda the study focus in Nakasongola District located within the cattle corridor of the country.
- Zambia put its focus in the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment.