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Global Goal on Adaptation: From concept to practice

The climate crisis we face today is a result of historical greenhouse gas emissions primarily from developed countries and already posing an unjust burden on developing countries. The Paris Agreement includes a Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) which provides a “north star” for driving action and support for vulnerable countries, populations and ecosystems to adapt to climate change impacts in conjunction with mitigation ambition. In order to significantly advance action under the Global Goal on Adaptation by 2018, a key international climate policy moment, the report recommends to scale-up adaptation finance provided by developed countries for priority actions in developing countries, and longer-term needs, based on adaptation scenarios linked to different warming levels, and a 2025 adaptation finance target