Report by CARE Denmark & Netherlands: Climate Adaptation Finance: Fact or Fiction?

Some report quotes:

• "large amounts of climate finance [are] for projects that have nothing to do with" .

• "donors routinely exaggerate the adaptation finance component".

"finance only represents about 58% of what donors reported".

-> The table on p.18 shows that donors are different and over-reporting is not evenly distributed.

New 2020 Adaptation Gap Report

action is lagging far behind. While nations have advanced in planning, huge gaps remain in finance for and bringing projects to the stage where they bring real protection against such as , and .

Emphasis is on , public and private , locally appropriate actions.

New study on

The international + program aims at reducing and in , to reduce and change. The study shows that REDD+ achieved capacity building for and put on the global agenda, but has not yet met its high expectations nor lead to significant emission reductions. Readiness efforts & drivers of deforestation underestimated.

Latest science information: 2020 report to be released today (live online), underlining the continuing need for .

Press Conference: UN Secretary-General and the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, to present ’s United in Science 2020 report.

Live at 1100 EDT (1500 GMT)

increases . In this study we developed a method to use data to construct proxy indicators of change and . We measured performance in area on after :

"A Proof-of-Concept of Integrating , Remote Sensing, and in Evaluations. The Measurement of in the ". Discussion Paper 1/2020.

Carleton et al. (2020): Valuing the Global Consequences of Accounting for Costs and Benefits, Working Paper 27599

The new study estimates
that the mean increase in due to climate change "is valued at roughly 3.2% of global GDP in 2100"

Mortality rates increase in extreme cold and hot , especially for the elderly, flattened by both higher incomes and .

Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Measures. Portfolio and Allocation Analysis

New report

are particularly affected by . supports . However, particularly vulnerable countries such as small island developing states receive considerably less German funding than would be expected

Press release & report:

To counter impacts of due to , researchers suggest radical
measure. In order to avoid of entire regions, scientists are now considering a gigantic called "Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED)" spanning over 637km closing off the and . Costs estimated at ~ €250-500 billion.

German article:

English paper in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society:

According to a research review by Ohio State University: When it comes to adapting to , researchers and policymakers should focus on .

Press release:

Wilson et al. (2020): From incremental to in individual responses to climate-exacerbated hazards. Nature Climate Change

Stating that the of are inevitable, the European Environment Agency calls for a more ambitious strategy of the and countries.

, , , and could affect some selected regions in , including , the , , and . All of these impacts make to the impacts of climate change crucial.

Despite disastrous results, there is still hope for in : 31 countries have joined the for High Ambition and Integrity in International Carbon Markets.
Some goals:
• Highest ambition to deliver an overall in global
• Avoid double counting and prohibit pre-2020 & Kyoto units
• Support domestic achievement
• Financial resources for particularly vulnerable for

How to proceed with talks after ? Is deferring to the solution, given that interests of blocking countries will not change until next year? David Wallace-Wells asks for ways "beyond the model, to organize or incentive [..] global cooperation? [Some] economists [..] would like to see [..] something like a for — an independent organization, capable of not just rewarding participation but also punishish bad behavior by nations"

RT: 15th December 2019 00:52h @MikeSzaboCP

Late-night presidential plea from Chile's Carolina Schmidt to negotiators. "I think things are coming together ... I request all your flexibility, all your strength... to find this agreement and this consensus that we need to have an ambitious result. We are almost there."

At , one of the focus areas of talks is the review and further development of the Warsaw International Mechanism (). Following the current news and tweets from the conference, this issue has turned into one of the most contentious topics. States are struggling to find a consensus on a finance facility for and mechanisms to strengthen support for impacted communities.

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