The Global Stocktake is an integral part of the Paris Agreement that assesses the collective progress countries have made to achieve the climate goals. This brief explains the adaptation component under the Global Stocktake and how developing countries could leverage their national adaptation planning processes to inform this global monitoring, evaluation, and learning mechanism.
The Global Stocktake (GST) is an integral part of the Paris Agreement that assesses the collective progress countries have made to implement the Paris Agreement and achieve the long-term goals on mitigation and adaptation. It serves an important role in helping the parties to the Paris Agreement understand where we are in terms of climate action, where we want to go, and how we get there, with the ultimate aim of informing the parties’ updates to their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every 5 years.
While the first GST is underway, there are still many uncertainties due to the “learning-by-doing” approach. This brief aims to provide policy-makers and practitioners from Small Island Developing States and the least-developed countries who work on adaptation planning processes with an introduction to the GST process. It seeks to demystify the global progress assessment and ambition-raising mechanism, with a focus on its adaptation component.
Publisher: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)