Briefing note

Reducing Vulnerability, Enhancing Resilience: The Importance of Adaptation Technologies for the post-2012 Climate Agreement

Summary

This report aims to raise awareness among Parties to the UNFCCC negotiations for the post 2012 climate change agreement about the importance of adaptation technologies for adaptation to climate change and sustainable poverty reduction, and the role that international cooperation can play in this process (Caritas & CIDSE, May 2009).

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Turning Carbon into Gold: How the international community can finance climate change adaptation without breaking the bank

"Recognizing that poor communities in developing countries are the least responsible for climate change but most vulnerable to its impacts, the Bali Action Plan calls for ‘new and additional resources’ and ‘innovative finance mechanisms' to address urgent climate adaptation needs.

Oxfam suggests that new financing mechanisms linked to emissions reduction regimes could be the way forward in the post-2012 climate negotiations and yield the minimum of $50 billion per year necessary for adaptation needs in developing countries.

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