Adaptation is now recognized as an important and inevitable way to ensure the preservation and development of various climate-sensitive socio-economic sectors. The established adaptation goals/objectives, however, cannot be achieved, without appropriate techniques and tools for monitoring and evaluating their accuracy and effectiveness. International donors and funding mechanisms increasingly require specific methods for evaluating the success of adaptation activities. Sector institutions are also required to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national level.
The Moroccan COP22 Presidency organized a first international conference on adaptation metrics (on September 27, 2016) with the main objectives of assessing and fostering the development of a set of transferable indicators to measure and track the success of adaptation projects. The conference highlighted the importance of a sectoral approach and the possibilities for developing transversal metrics by sector.