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Latest Global Adaptation Goal Draft Calls For Closing Finance Gap And Global Stocktake Consideration

The draft urges developed countries and other resource-providing parties to mobilise support, including private finance, for developing nations

Latest global adaptation goal draft calls for closing finance gap and global stocktake consideration
The latest draft of the global adaptation goal was released during the ongoing global climate talks in Dubai

Dubai: The latest draft of the global adaptation goal released during the ongoing global climate talks here committed to close the adaptation finance gap, and encourages countries to take the outcome on the Global Stocktake into account in their deliberations. The draft urges developed countries and other resource-providing parties to mobilise support, including private finance, for developing nations. It encouraged aligning support with the priorities and needs of vulnerable countries, emphasising those most affected by climate change. The draft also emphasises protecting cultural heritage from climate-related risks, promoting adaptive strategies, and designing climate-resilient infrastructure.

The second draft underscored the need for a balanced approach between adaptation and mitigation, considering country-driven strategies and the requirements of vulnerable nations.

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The draft recognised that the success of the global adaptation goal depends on the effective implementation of support commitments by developed countries.

Additionally, it requested developed countries to provide long-term, predictable, and additional finance, technology, and capacity-building to support urgent adaptation actions at various levels and across different sectors.

It recognised the leadership of Indigenous Peoples and local communities as stewards of nature and encourages the ethical and equitable engagement with Indigenous Peoples and local communities and application of traditional knowledge, the knowledge, wisdom and values of Indigenous Peoples, and local knowledge systems in implementing the framework for the global goal on adaptation.

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The draft also encouraged efforts by countries to broaden climate education, and to empower people, in particular children and youth, with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary for active action to combat climate change.

(This story was produced as part of the 2023 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organised by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Centre for Peace and Security.)

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which in its Season 10 is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ populationindigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In a world post COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental well-being, self-care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India. 

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