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).
New study: Entry Points for Vertical Integration of Climate Action in Kazakhstan in English and RussianJul 08, 2019 Kazakhstan is currently initiating the development of its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process, financed by the Green Climate Fund. This will involve sub-national engagement and collaboration between national and sub-national authorities, since the effects of climate change are often experienced on a local scale. This increased risk and uncertainty creates challenges for people’s livelihoods and […]Read more
Jun 13, 2019 Webinaire le Mardi 18 Juin 2019 à 15h00 GMT : Le séminaire en ligne sur le thème « Le processus d’approbation simplifié du FVC : opportunités, développement de projets et partage d’expériences réussies » vise à favoriser le partage d’expériences sur l’accès au Fonds Verts pour le Climat (FVC) à travers le Processus d’Approbation Simplifié (SAP). Après […]Read more
Jun 03, 2019 The increase in occurrence of extreme events is having considerable impacts on infrastruc- ture, raising serious concerns in decision- makers responsible for infrastructure planning. Ensuring the future climate-resilience of infra- structure means making evidence-based plan- ning and management decisions today. For this, climate services play an essential role. However, so far climate services catering to […]Read more