Landmark proposal at COP27 seeks to make all humans climate-resilient by 2050

Developing nations are pushing for time-bound action on climate adaptation, even as several developed countries oppose the plan.

Even as governments and businesses across the world aim to reduce their net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, a new proposal by developing countries at the ongoing COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, seeks a similar goal for another important pillar of climate action: adaptation.

The draft negotiation text, released on Friday, urges countries to adopt a framework for climate adaptation, including time-bound goals to be achieved by 2050.

Climate adaptation refers to steps that help reduce the vulnerability of people, infrastructure and ecosystems to the effects of climate change. These include early warning systems, drought-resistant crops …


Nihar Gokhale

Nihar Gokhale led the Chaos coverage at The Morning Context. Nihar wrote on the environment, the economy and resource conflicts in India. He has reported from across the country on everything from displacement, pollution and environmental violations to land regulation, corruption and human rights. He was earlier associate editor at Land Conflict Watch, and his work has appeared in Scroll, The Wire, IndiaSpend, The Caravan and Mongabay India.

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