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).
Jul 09, 2020 The 6th EbA Knowledge Day – organized by GIZ and IUCN – convened in June under the theme of “Maximizing the potential of EbA: bridging the gap between climate change and biodiversity agendas.” A welcome by BMU IKI, high level remarks by ministers, a panel discussion and interactive sessions showcasing practical examples made the event […]Read more
Jun 24, 2020 The webinar ‘Nature-based solutions in the NDCs: Planning to Implementation’ will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 9.00 am EDT. It is hosted by the NDC-Partnership and will talk about nature-based solutions (NBS) as powerful resource for addressing the climate crisis. The challenges, best practices and resources presented in this webinar will help practitioners […]Read more
Webinar: Introducing the Guidebook for Monitoring and Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation, July 2ndJun 23, 2020 The GIZ Global Project Mainstreaming EbA, the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the Friends of EbA (FEBA) network are delighted to invite you to the free and public webinar Introducing the Guidebook for Monitoring and Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation as part of a series of webinars hosted by the International EbA Community of […]Read more