UK sets out climate adaptation approach ahead of COP26

29th January 2021


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The government has set out the UK’s approach to preparing for climate change effects at home and supporting those impacted overseas, fulfilling a Paris Agreement commitment.

Through an Adaptation Communication, the UK is setting out how it is enhancing climate change resilience and is one of the world’s first countries to publish its plans ahead of COP26 in Glasgow this year.

The Communication will be submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change alongside the enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution and the Biennial Finance Communication. These set out the UK’s commitments under the three pillars of the Paris Agreement – mitigation, adaptation and climate finance.

“We must adapt to these impacts at home and overseas,” said environment minister Rebecca Pow. “That is why the UK is fulfilling a key commitment of the Paris Agreement and asking others to do the same both at the Climate Ambition Summit, and ahead of COP26 in Glasgow as we come together for our planet.

“We can’t rest on our laurels, which is why, as well as implementing the bold actions set out, we’re developing a long-term vision and framework to help us ensure resilience to climate risk up to 2050 and beyond.”

Read the full Adaptation Communication at cedr.ec/7ey

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