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ADAPTATION GAP REPORT 2020: UNEP

ADAPTATION GAP REPORT 2020: UNEP

Context

Recently, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the fifth edition of Adaptation Gap Report.

Details

  • As per the report, It is estimated the annual cost of adaptation to the effects of climate change for developing countries to at least quadruple by 2050.
  • The current cost for these countries is in the range of USD 70 billion (Rs 5.1 lakh crore) and may rise to USD 140-300 billion in 2030 and USD 280-500 billion in 2050.

About Adaptation Gap Report (AGR)

  • It was produced at the twentieth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in Lima in 2014.
  • It was launched in response to requests by UNFCCC Parties for an assessment on adaptation, complementary to the annual Emissions Gap Report.
  • The first report proposed a definition of the adaptation gap as the difference between actually implemented adaptation and a societally set goal.
  • It provided a preliminary framework for assessing adaptation gaps and proposed three dimensions: the funding gap, the technology gap and the knowledge gap.

About United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • It is responsible for coordinating the UN's environmental activities and assisting developing countries in having environmentally sound policies and practices.
  • It was founded in 1972 by Canadian businessman and philanthropist Maurice Strong, its first director, following the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference).
  • Its mandate covers a wide range of areas, including the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance, and green economic development.

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