December 17, 2019
Adaptation of the Ocean, Coastal Areas and Ecosystems: Scoping Paper on Closing Knowledge Gaps and Advancing Action
Publisher: Nairobi Work Programme on the ocean (NWP)
This scoping paper contains a partnership dialogue on the adaptation knowledge gaps in relation to the ocean, coastal areas and ecosystems, including mega deltas, coral reefs and mangroves as well as slow onset events. It addresses areas of climate change impacts, resilience building and adaptation to climate change. The scoping paper has been prepared in response to the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) mandate to prioritize the thematic area of the ocean under the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP). The scoping paper will serve as background paper for the 13th Focal Point Forum on the topic of oceans that will held at COP25 in Madrid. A range of activities under the NWP is in progress to advance evidence-based action. The progress made will be reported to Parties for their consideration at SBSTA 52 (May/June 2020).