COP16 side event

In Cancún in December 2010, the GCCA supported the organisation of a side event with the theme 'The Beyond Cancún Debate: The role of fast start and international alliances for adaptation to climate change'. The event was organised in the form of a moderated 'studio debate', involving representatives of fast start finance recipient countries and distinguished guests from NGOs and academia.

Discussions were held on adaptation as a global priority and the links with urgent mitigation efforts; the role of fast start finance in the context of a long-term perspective; and the opportunities and challenges of alliance building for climate change adaptation. The side event also offered an opportunity to take stock of the GCCA initiative.