I've been working with the BOND DRR group who are compiling a letter to send to the Uk's Department for International Development ahead of the Poznan meetings.
I think many of us are saying the same thing here albeit in slightly different ways. We've boiled down the discourse into five main issues:-
ACCOUNTABILITY: Establishing an independent monitoring framework to measure progress towards climate adaptation at the local level
ACCESSIBILITY: Develping an innovative funding mechansim that is directly accessible to at-risk communities - including a clear statement as to what proportion of Adaptation Funds will be allocated to affected communities and community-based organisations
REPRESENTATION: Clear defined mechanisms as to how local voices and community representatives will be incorproated into climate adaptation planning and decision-making processes
ENHANCING LOCAL CAPACITIES: Primary strategy to build resilience and adaptive capabilities amongst at-risk communities
PROPORTIONATE RESPONSIBILITIES: Mobilisation of significant resources from industrialised nations commesurate with thier level of carbo emissions, ensuring equitable transfer of funding to the most-affected communities.
A series of letters, postcards, presentations and lobbying intiatives are being planned based on the above.
Sarah Moss from Christian Aid will be the GN Steering Group representative at the Poznan meetings
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