Climate Change Research ›› 2018, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (2): 191-200.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2017.151

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Progress and outlook of the negotiation of adaptation communication under the Ad-hoc Working Group of Paris Agreement

Min-Peng CHEN1, Yu-Cheng ZHANG2, Shuo LIU1, Yu’E LI1()   

  1. 1 Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences/ Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100081, China
    2 Department of Climate Change, National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing 100824, China;
  • Received:2017-07-24 Revised:2017-09-20 Online:2018-03-30 Published:2018-03-30


Adaptation communication will link individual adaptation action at the national level with global goal on adaptation and collective adaptation efforts at the global level, in the regime of Paris Agreement. It is also the only agenda item on adaptation under the Ad Hoc Working Group of Paris Agreement (APA) and will exert profound influence on global adaptation actions and policies. This paper reviews the progress of negotiations on adaptation communications under APA, and analyzes the possible trends and outcomes of negotiations. Compared with most developing countries, China has relatively better adaptive and reporting capacity, and thus could take a more flexible stand in the negotiations. However, with calling on China to take the lead in global climate change action and provide adaptation support to developing countries, China will face increasing pressures in the negotiations. China should promote the South-South Cooperation on adaptation and the willingness to deepen the international cooperation without breaking the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities of the Convention.

Key words: Adaptation communication, Paris Agreement, Global goal on adaptation, Adaptation support, National Adaptation Plan (NAP)

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