The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC will include a Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation Ambition to provide a dedicated space to raise the profile and ambition for adaptation action and support, with a high-level perspective on the identification of challenges and opportunities.
The Ministerial Dialogue will seek to: define the narrative on adaptation ambition and “paradigm shift”; showcase concrete outcomes to bring adaptation to global scale, including through national, regional and local new and existing initiatives; and share views on how the UNFCCC process can be enhanced and accelerated in response to the need for scaling up adaptation action, in particular in support of developing countries. Among other issues, the Dialogue will address ways to scale up finance and resource mobilization to match the current needs of adaptation action, ways for the UNFCCC process to invoke the needed paradigm shift to scale up adaptation ambition, and current good examples or success stories that exemplify this paradigm shift.
date: 10 December 2019
location: Madrid, Spain