The Global Goal on Adaptation: Issues for COP26

Adaptation continues to be a high priority, and the delivery on adaptation-related topics and mandates will be integral to achieving a successful outcome at COP26. Adaptation under the Paris Agreement has several important features that together create a system that strengthens national adaptation action and international cooperation and support for adaptation. A particular emerging issue for COP26 is the global goal on adaptation (GGA). This paper provides context and poses questions on defining the GGA.