Adaptation in Biennial Transparency Reports: Frequently Asked Questions

By Jeffrey Qi and Emilie Beauchamp

The Basics | Content | Leveraging the NAP process

The Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) for Action and Support aims to build mutual trust and confidence between Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the centre of the Paris Agreement’s ETF is the Biennial Transparency Report (BTR), which replaces both the Biennial Report and the Biennial Update Report under the UNFCCC.

Under the ETF, countries have the option to report on climate change impacts and share information on adaptation efforts. As many countries are preparing their first BTR, the NAP Global Network answers some common questions on how to prepare the adaptation chapter of the BTR (referred to as Adaptation BTR, or A-BTR) and how they can leverage the outputs and results of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes.

The authors wish to thank Orville Grey, Anne Hammill, Christian Ledwell (International Institute for Sustainable Development), and Nathan Cogswell (World Resources Institute) for reviewing this FAQ.

Any opinions stated herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of the NAP Global Network, funders or Network participants.


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