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Part II Analysis of the Provisions of the Agreement, 12 Adaptation (Article 7)

Irene Suárez Pérez, Angela Churie Kallhauge

From: The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary

Edited By: Daniel Klein, María Pía Carazo, Meinhard Doelle, Jane Bulmer, Andrew Higham

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 December 2023

Developing countries — Climate change — Treaties, amendments and modification — Treaties, application — Treaties, interpretation

This chapter looks at how Article 7 of the Paris Agreement consolidates a consensual understanding of what adaptation is, and defines a framework for action by all countries. Article 7 makes the connection between cause and consequence visible, and recognizes that it is a challenge to achieve sustainable development. Adaptation within the Agreement moreover recognizes the link between mitigation ambition and adaptation needs and the requirement for a balanced allocation of financial resources to support mitigation and adaptation in developing countries. Transparency rules are applied softly for action yet comprehensively for support. They are focused on key issues such as planning process, effectiveness, and international follow up to priorities, plans, needs, and actions of developing countries that will further promote enhanced action.

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