The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change contains a mechanism, known as the Global Stocktake (GST), to collectively assess progress toward meeting its long-term goals for climate mitigation, adaptation and finance every five years. The outcomes of the GST then are to update their nationally determined contributions to the accord's goals based on any gaps identified during the GST.
COP27, convening next month at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, will be an important checkpoint to examine whether the first GST will be able to convince involved governments to take needed actions regarding their nationally determined contributions. This article highlights advancing equitable participation and reflecting marginalized voices will improve the data to be collectively assessed during the GST. This will also lead to more acceptance of GST outcomes and enhance decision-making about revising nationally determined contributions. See the article here from: https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Climate-change-review-must-involve-vulnerable-Asian-communities