Next Steps for Defining a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning System for the Global Goal on Adaptation by COP 28
The GGA presents an opportunity to incentivize and strengthen MEL systems in countries and globally while shifting power to national and local #adaptation strategies, needs, and priorities.
Ahead of #COP28, defining the modalities, timelines and roles for implementing a global MEL system on #adaptation under the GGA framework is crucial.
The GGA must focus on its overarching goal of enhancing #adaptation action and meeting developing-country needs from its first adoption onwards rather than becoming a long-lasting methodological exercise.
In 2022, countries created at COP 26 the Glasgow-Sharm-el Sheikh (GlaSS) work program on the GGA, a 2-year program aimed at exploring how the GGA can be operationalised. Additionally, countries agreed at COP 27 to use the last year of the GlaSS to finalize a GGA framework with a view to adopting it at COP 28. The forthcoming GGA framework provides an opportunity to define a global MEL system for assessing collective progress on adaptation. This is important to increase visibility of adaptation globally, inform directions for finance and improve adaptation action worldwide. This report first provides an overview of key concepts and elements needed under MEL systems, along with examples and relevant conceptualizations for the GGA for actors to advance their understanding and views of a prospective GGA framework by COP 28.
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