The world's poorest countries are recognized in Article 4.9 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as being among the among some of the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. But their ability to effectively negotiate their case in the UNFCCC process is severely hamstrung by a number of factors set out in my blog, including having a relatively small number of negotiators.
One of the main issues on which a successful outcome is expected in Durban is the establishment of a high level Adaptation Committee and an agreement on the modalities and contents of the National Adaptation Plans that all developing countries will now carry out.
Development and Climate Day
IIED’s Development and Climate Day is a two-day flagship side event which has been running for nearly ten years. This year’s theme is on developing successful examples of climate change adaptation, providing concrete evidence and experiences of good practical examples of climate adaptation carried out both at the national and local level. The final, high level panel, on 4 December will pull these examples together and link them to the ongoing climate negotiations.