The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference COP 28 will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 – December 12, 2023. The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) unites nations, experts, and stakeholders worldwide to deliberate on climate action, and take stock of the progress on the Paris Agreement.
A wealth of measurement ideas, tools and metrics have emerged in the past two decades to understand and track progress on adaptation and resilience. This annotated bibliography by ODI and CASA presents a range of important references in the field, to inform negotiators and technical advisors involved with developing the framework for the Global Goal on Adaptation in the Paris Agreement, as part of UNFCCC processes, but may also be a useful resource to climate practitioners more broadly.
Following the closing of COP27, Madeleine Diouf Sarr, Chair of the LDC Group representing 46 countries, reflected on the outcomes.
Participants in an important workshop of the Glasgow Sharm El-Sheikh Work Programme on the Global Goal on Adaptation discussed indicators and metrics for measuring adaptation in communities, countries, and worldwide.
Resources for climate negotiators
Curated by a team of climate policy experts, we present a set of open access resources and tools to equip climate negotiators for navigating the UNFCCC process.Find resources
New to UNFCCC?
If you are new to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) then these key documents are a great place to start exploring what you need to know.
The Pocket Guide to the Paris Agreement provides negotiators with an overview of the 2015 Paris Agreement. This Guide is meant as an essential companion for government and non-government participants in the Paris Agreement negotiations.
This paper presents the most important decisions made in the Paris Rulebook, particularly on the elements of the implementation guidelines and the political compromises between states on them.
Climate Funds Update is an independent website that provides information and data on the growing number of multilateral climate finance initiatives designed to help climate-vulnerable countries address the challenges of climate change.
Many of the concepts and metrics around adaptation in the UNFCCC lack clear definition. This guide provides a brief history of the global community’s response to adaptation under the UNFCCC since 1992.
The Pocket Guide to Gender Equality provides negotiators with a brief history of the climate negotiations on gender, a ready reference of the key decisions that have already been adopted, and a brief analysis of the outstanding issues from a climate-vulnerable country perspective.
This toolkit is intended to help new delegates, in particular from the Least Developed Countries, navigate the UNFCCC negotiations. It focuses on the process rather than the content of negotiations, and offers some practical tips for getting through the days (and nights).
The CASA programme offers a variety of support to climate-vulnerable country negotiators. Examples include introductory training to the UNFCCC, pro bono legal advice, more advanced negotiator training and training on NDC enhancement.Find out more