Climate Risk Management for infrastructure as part of the NAP in Costa Rica
May 18, 2020 - Overview document - Topic: NAP & NDC
For the transition into a carbon-neutral economy Costa Rica launched in July 2018 an ambitious NAP towards a resilient and decarbonized development with a transformative vision. The fact that 34% of the hydrometeorological losses were related to the infrastructure sector, shed a light on the vulnerability to climate extreme events of this sector. Hence, climate risk management (CRM) for infrastructure has been mainstreamed into the NAP throughout two complementary axes. The first axis, knowledge management for climate change impact, climate services and development of local capacities will provide information and abilities and hence is a condition for the second axis, resilient climate services and infrastructure. Within the first axis, the open data policy poses a unique opportunity for the provision of climate services alike the development of a universal and public knowledge platform for streamlining information. In addition, more useful and usable climate studies, report and analysis would allow for more comprehensive and accurate losses and damages evaluations, future climate scenarios and cost-benefit evaluations of adaptation measurements. A vulnerability assessment protocol based on the pilot climate risk assessment of the Guardia Bridge will be status-quo for ensuring climate-resilient infrastructure by which losses and damages to hydrometeorological events shall be reduced. The following presentation developed by the Directorate of Climate Change in Costa Rica (DCC) provides an overview of the guidelines included in the NAP with regard to CRM for infrastructure.
Lead the Change – Systemic leadership for NDC implementation and raising ambition
Dec 19, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
With the 2020 NDC updates around the corner, countries need to increase the rate of system innovation enabled by NDC implementation and raising ambition. The Global NDC Conference 2019 aimed to inspire and enable policy makers and practitioners to accelerate the pace and scale of transformational change – via NDC implementation – to reach the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. Given the scale of the climate crisis and the NDC implementation challenges, the conference recognized the importance of systemic leadership by individuals, organisations and countries in responding effectively. This working paper is a first attempt to pull together current and emerging insights and raise awareness among climate practitioners and policy makers of the importance of systemic leadership as an approach for enhanced NDC implementation. It gives an introduction into systemic leadership and how it can help in NDC implementation. Moreover, the paper provides you with first steps on how a systemic approach can be implemented right away. Especially officers in funding and implementing agencies, but also decision makers in partner countries are addressed.
Long-term Strategies in a Changing Climate
Oct 15, 2019 - Study - Topic: NAP & NDC
The Paris Agreement called on all Parties to ‘formulate and communicate long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LT-LEDS)’, which typically extend out to the year 2050. Moreover, the Parties agreed a global goal for adaptation and this raises the question of how to integrate adaptation goals into LT-LEDS and how to assure that they are climate resilient. This research review investigates and stimulates discussion on the technical and political economy issues with long-term mitigation and adaptation planning. It looks at the potential linkages between mitigation and adaptation in national and sector policy and planning and identifies priority areas for integration. Doing a review of LT-LEDS and National Adaptation Plans the authors showcase barriers and entry points for integration. It summarizes the findings and sets out some initial recommendations and future priorities.
Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development – Country Perspectives on Alignment of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) (OVERVIEW BRIEF 3)
Sep 10, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
This is the third in a series of briefs by the NAP Global Network focusing on alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The brief explores country perspectives on alignment of national-level policy processes under the Paris Agreement—specifically, NAPs and NDCs—as a basis for broader alignment toward climate-resilient development. This series of briefs aims to increase understanding of alignment at the country level, with previous briefs highlighting the benefits, different approaches and potential entry points for aligning different policy processes related to climate-resilient development.
Anchoring Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Networks, Policies and Sectors: Learning Brief
Aug 28, 2019 - Workshop report - Topic: NAP & NDC
Experiences from practitioners on how to anchor Ecosystem-based Adaptation in networks, policies and sectors such as insurance, agriculture, water and infrastructure: This learning brief is a result of the 4th international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted by GIZ between 11 and 14 June 2019 at UNU-EHS in Bonn, Germany.
Facilitating the Implementation of NDC Adaptation Goals through enhanced Multi-level Governance
Jul 25, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
With the Paris Agreement, the planning and implementation of adaptation action is central to achieve the countries’ goals set in their NDCs. While it is the responsibility of national government to achieve their goals, the implementation mostly occurs on local level. This policy brief by GIZ argues that implementing and strengthening a multi-level governance approach is key to delivering climate resilience and hence to fulfill the adaptation commitments set in the NDCs. It is a synthesis of the findings of three case studies from Colombia, Indonesia and Mexico where an MLG approach has helped to advance the formulation and implementation of adaptation goals.
Study on Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Planning Processes
Apr 24, 2019 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Adapting to the impacts of climate change, whether at the national, sub-national or community level, is not the responsibility of national governments alone. It requires the coordinated input of multiple stakeholders, including local authorities, development partners, communities and civil society. Businesses and investors also need to be involved, as they are the key engines of economic growth in developing countries, accounting for 60 per cent of gross domestic product, 80 per cent of capital flows and 90 per cent of jobs. They will be relied on to create the jobs needed to support adaptation, to develop the products and services needed for societies to become more climate-resilient, and to finance—directly or indirectly—many adaptation actions. The strategic and well-informed inclusion of the private sector in climate change adaptation planning and activities must be a key part of all countries’ efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change; they will be key partners in the design, financing and implementation of adaptation priorities. The National Adaptation Plan process differs from past processes in that it offers a medium- and long-term vision of national adaptation action, aligned with development plans and with a supporting regulatory and policy framework. If properly communicated, it foregrounds a country’s key climate vulnerabilities. It therefore can provide all stakeholders, including the private sector, with a stable and predictable roadmap for a government’s priorities on national adaptation. This study aims to offer guidance to governments and their partners on how to engage the private sector in the NAP process. Private sector engagement in the NAP process, for the purposes of this paper, is defined as the meaningful involvement of private sector actors—ranging in size, sector, motivation and whether they operate in the formal or informal sector—in the planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation planning processes. Governments remain the overall owners and drivers of the NAP process. However, for NAPs to be successfully implemented and climate resilience strengthened, private sector actors will need to be involved. The study was developed by the NAP Global Network, in collaboration with and supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Getting Started on Alignment (OVERVIEW BRIEF 2)
Mar 21, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
This is the second in a series of briefs by the NAP Global Network focusing on alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The brief explores how countries can get started on aligning different policy processes by defining alignment objectives, identifying entry points and putting enabling factors in place.
The Role of the NAP Process in Translating NDC Adaptation Goals into Action. Linking NAP Processes and NDCs (Arabic Version) – دور إجراءات خطّة التكيُف الوطنية في ترجمة أهداف التكيُف في المساهمات المحددة وطنياً إلى عمل – ربط إجراءات خطّة التكيُف الوطنية بالمسهامات المحددة وطنياً
Mar 01, 2019 - Study - Topic: NAP & NDC
Adaptation Briefing: Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development – an Introduction
Feb 21, 2019 - Guide - Topic: NAP & NDC
This paper is the first of the Adaptation Briefing series under the NDC Support Cluster, which aims to provide concise and easy to digest information on key topics, relevant for projects working on climate change adaptation. The Briefings – besides short thematic introductions – offer well-selected references, which provide a rich source of further knowledge and information on practical solutions and can help projects navigate adaptation processes in their respective countries. This Briefing gives a short introduction to alignment as an underlying principle of international agendas such as the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction to advance climate-resilient development.
The Role of the NAP Process in Translating NDC Adaptation Goals into Action. Linking NAP processes and NDCs
Sep 19, 2018 - Study - Topic: NAP & NDC
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).
Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Introduction to Alignment (OVERVIEW BRIEF 1)
Sep 06, 2018 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
There is broad agreement that climate change represents a threat to sustainable development; consequently, development efforts must be resilient to the impacts of climate change and related disaster risks in order to be sustainable. This is the first in a series of briefs by the NAP Global Network focusing on alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This initial brief provides an introduction to the concept of alignment as it relates to these policy processes.
Connecting the Dots
Jul 31, 2018 - Study - Topic: NAP & NDC
Drawing on experience in 11 countries and the European Union, this paper provides core elements and concrete examples for jointly advancing these agendas, with a focus on five challenges: coordinating institutions, aligning national climate and SDG-relevant targets, mainstreaming both set of goals into policy planning, optimizing financial resources, and building mutually reinforcing monitoring and reporting frameworks. The research also explores how international development can better support national efforts at linking both agendas. This study shows that joining up implementation requires governments to make significant shifts in institutional, policy, financial, and monitoring frameworks in order to enhance policy coherence, and cost efficiency.
Making Use of Tested Instruments: Using NAPs for NDC Implementation
Nov 27, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: NAP & NDC
Informe de políticas: Vincular el proceso de formulación y ejecución de los planes nacionales de adaptación y las contribuciones determinadas a nivel nacional
Oct 13, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
El presente informe de políticas estudia los beneficios, oportunidades y desafíos que supone recurrir al proceso PNAD para implementar los objetivos de adaptación de las NDC y de qué forma el proceso PNAD puede servir como base para iteraciones futuras. Este documento de orientación política expone que la vinculación entre el proceso PNAD y las NDCs puede promover una mejor acción de adaptación. Asimismo, incluye preguntas guía para aquellos países que se planteen usar el proceso PNAD de esta manera, así como mensajes clave para los y las responsables de la elaboración de políticas.
Note d’orientation sur le changement climatique: Lier les processus des Plans Nationaux d’Adaptation aux Contributions Déterminées au niveau National
Sep 28, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
Cette note d’orientation repose sur une étude approfondie des liens entre PNA et CDN. La note d’orientation souligne que lier le processus PNA et les CDN peut accélérer une action renforcée d’adaptation. Elle contient par ailleurs des questions directrices à l’attention des pays qui envisagent d’utiliser le processus PNA de cette manière, ainsi que des messages clés pour les décideurs politiques.
Climate Change Policy Brief: Linking National Adaptation Plan Processes and Nationally Determined Contributions
Aug 30, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
This policy brief explores benefits, opportunities and challenges of using the NAP process for the implementation of NDC adaptation goals and how the NAP process can inform future iterations. The policy brief argues that linking the NAP process and NDCs can accelerate enhanced adaptation action. It also contains guiding questions for countries considering to use the NAP process in this way, as well as key messages for policy-makers.
Note d’orientation sur le changement climatique: Composantes d’adaptation des C(P)DN et PNA
Mar 27, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
Cette note d’orientation a pour but de stimuler et d’enrichir les discussions sans, pour autant, tenter de fournir une réponse définitive à la question des synergies et des liens qui existent entre les composantes d’adaptation des C(P)DN et le processus PNA.
Informe de políticas de cambio climático: Componentes de adaptación de las (I)NDCs y PNAD
Mar 27, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
El presente informe de políticas se propone estimular y enriquecer los debates, sin pretender dar una respuesta definitiva a la cuestión de las sinergias y relaciones entre los componentes de adaptación de las (I)NDCs y el proceso de formulación y ejecución de los planes nacionales de adaptación (PNAD).
Climate Change Policy Brief: (I)NDC adaptation components and NAP
Mar 27, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
This policy brief aims at stimulating and enriching discussions without attempting to provide a final answer to the question of synergies and links between adaptation components in (I)NDCs and the NAP process.