The quality of each country on track to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement can be continuously monitored online (via the Climate Action Tracker and the Climate Clock). Although the agreement was welcomed by many people, including French President François Hollande and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, criticism also emerged. The agreement also reminds the parties of the importance of public subsidies, as adaptation measures receive less investment from the public sector.  John Kerry, as Secretary of State, announced that the United States would double its subsidy-based adjustment funding by 2020.  Adaptation issues received more attention during the formation of the Paris Agreement. Long-term collective adjustment targets are included in the agreement and countries are accountable for their adaptation measures, making adaptation a parallel element of the agreement with reduction.  Adjustment targets focus on improving adaptive capacity, increasing resilience and limiting vulnerability.  Under the Paris Agreement, each country must define, plan and report regularly on its contribution to the fight against global warming.  No mechanism obliges a country to set a specific emissions target by a set date, but each target should go beyond the targets set previously. . .