The UNFCCC National Adaptation Planning Model: A Foundation for Fulfilling Post-2015 Commitments?
Part I: Supporting Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 13.1 on Climate Change Adaptation.
One of the oft-cited successes of the UNFCCC is the climate change reporting and data collection it has spurred. However, despite robust national mitigation reporting, other processes, decisions, institutions and legal instruments established under the Convention have not yet been sufficient to stabilize “GHG concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference in the climate system,” as stated in the Convention's objective (Article 2). Adaptation, accordingly, has become more prominent on Parties' agendas as the effects of climate change are increasingly observed.