New Country Case Study: India’s NAPCC process

This case study was developed as part of a series on the national adaptation planning (NAP) process in selected countries, looking at specific climate risks as well as the governance structure and policy framework. It provides an update on the current NAP process, showing first lessons learned and giving an outlook on the next steps to be taken in the iterative NAP process, considering how it contributes to reaching national adaptation goals. 

Now available in Arabic: The Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning (SNAP) Tool

The SNAP tool addresses decision-makers and technical experts from ministries as well as NGOs and other stakeholders. It provides guidance for developing a snapshot of the planning capacities that are currently available. Thus, it helps to identify the country’s point of departure for initiating the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. When preparing for NDC implementation or even a future NDC iteration, a stocktake of existing capacities, ongoing activities and adaptation needs forms the basis for identifying strategic goals. The assessment is conducted through a one- or two-day workshop involving key stakeholders.

 

Now available in Arabic: The Role of the NAP Process in Translating NDC Adaptation Goals into Action – Linking NAP Processes and NDCs.

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement in 2015, adaptation is now firmly on the international agenda. In the lead up to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in 2015, Parties to the Convention agreed to submit intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). In doing so, they outlined their commitments to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and had the option to also include adaptation. Unless countries chose to amend their INDCs before ratifying the Paris Agreement, these documents became their first nationally determined contributions (NDCs). According to Article 7.9 of the Paris Agreement all Parties shall, as appropriate, engage in the formulation and implementation of national adaptation planning processes, such as the national adaptation plan (NAP) process. This publication is primarily for policymakers, decision-makers and practitioners who are working on climate change adaptation at a national level (e.g. ministries of environment, climate change focal points,and adaptation and sectoral experts).

Now available online: Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook in Spanish and Arabic

The Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook  introduces the IPCC AR5 risk concept and provides guidelines on how to conduct risk assessments using the Vulnerability Sourcebook’s approach. The Supplement is now availaible in Spanish – Suplemento de Riesgo para el Libro de la Vulnerabilidad and Arabic – ملحق المخاطر – التابع لكتاب المصادر الخاص بالقابلية للتأثر

 

New Publication: “The Role of the NAP Process in Translating NDC Adaptation Goals into Action: Linking NAP processes and NDCs”

This new publication by GIZ further adresses the connection between the NDC and the NAP process in order to combine efforts in mainstreaming the multilaterial framework on climate action in place since 2015.

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement in 2015, adaptation is now firmly on the international agenda. In the lead up to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in 2015, Parties to the Convention agreed to submit intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). In doing so, they outlined their commitments to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and had the option to also include adaptation. Unless countries chose to amend their INDCs before ratifying the Paris Agreement, these documents became their first nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

As of 17 May 2017, a total of 140 NDCs (165 INDCs) (on behalf of 145 countries) were submitted to the UNFCCC, of which 104 NDCs (145 INDCs) included adaptation. 39 (55) of these specifically refer to the NAP process as being planned or already in progress. However, the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) to the UNFCCC has reported that 85 countries, including 45 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have actually begun the process. As of 17 May 2017, most of the 145 countries that ratified the Paris Agreement made little or no change to adaptation-related content in their NDC. These countries are now considering how NDC adaptation goals can be operationalised through implementing existing national adaptation strategies and plans or how developing national adaptation planning processes could support NDC implementation.

This study aims to:

  • increase understanding of (I)NDCs adaptation components and the extent to which they are aligned with existing adaptation planning documents, and processes to mainstream adaptation into national planning, such as the NAP process;
  • identify how NDCs and the NAP process can together help to accelerate adaptation action by indicating how adaptation goals expressed in the (I)NDCs can be implemented and developed through the NAP process;
  • provide guidance to national policymakers on how to link the NAP process and NDCs

Please find the complete document here