NAP Global Network at COP 23

See also: Multimedia on NAP Process Lessons and Experiences | COP 23

Governments from around the world are meeting in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17 at the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference to discuss implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The NAP Global Network will be playing an active role at COP 23 to highlight successes so far in progress being made on developing and implementing NAP processes.

We’ll be co-organizing or speaking at a number of events during COP 23 in Bonn. We hope you will be able to join us!

Launch of Fiji’s National Adaptation Plan Framework

Co-hosted by the Government of Fiji and the NAP Global Network
Friday, November 17 | 14:30-15:30 | Fiji Pavilion
This side event launches the Government of Fiji’s framework for their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) which has been produced with support from the NAP Global Network. In this event we will present the various elements of the NAP framework, ranging from its institutional arrangements, the approaches and principles which underpin how the NAP process will unfold, as well as some initial steps.

Empowerment for Inclusive Climate Action and Decision-making

Co-hosted by IISD (NAP Global Network Secretariat) and the Government of Grenada
Wednesday, November 15 | 15:00—16:30 | Meeting Room 7

Advancing women’s leadership and decision-making is crucial for successful responses to the challenges posed by climate change. This event will explore themes such as women’s empowerment, inclusive policy-making and innovative practices to advance gender-responsive climate action.

NAP Global Network at the Gender Day Marketplace

Hosted by UNFCCC Gender Team
Tuesday, November 14 | 13:00 – 18:00 | Bonn Zone, Rheinaue Park

On Gender Day, November 14, the NAP Global Network will have a stand at the Gender Day Marketplace organized by the UNFCCC Gender team. The goal of the marketplace is to showcase products, services and ideas that can support the implementation of gender-responsive Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and/or National Adaption Plans (NAPs). The NAP Global Network team will be there to share our ideas for integrating gender considerations in NAP processes, and talk about support we can offer to your country to integrate gender considerations.

Financing Adaptation: Private Sector Engagement in NAP Processes

Hosted by the NAP Global Network at the German Development Institute (DIE) 2017 Interconnections Zone
Saturday, November 11 | 15:00-16:30 | 2017 Interconnections Zone, Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn

As public sector finance alone will not be enough to finance NAP processes, there is increasing recognition of the need to engage the private sector in financing adaptation. Uncertainty remains, though, regarding how to mobilize private finance to advance implementation of adaptation priorities and how governments might influence private sector investment. This event will provide context and showcase examples of innovative approaches of how countries can work with private financiers and enterprises to finance their NAP processes.

Strengthening the Impact of Proposals for Accessing Green Climate Fund (GCF) Support for NAPs and/or other Adaptation Planning Processes

Co-hosted by the GCF and UNFCCC Secretariat with support from the NAP-Global Support Programme and NAP Global Network.
Saturday, November 11 | 12:00-18:00 | President Hotel Bonn

The objectives of this seminar are to:

  • Support countries with information for further improving quality of proposals to the GCF to access funding for the formulation of NAPs and other adaptation planning processes;
  • Identify and share good practices forhigh quality NAPs and other adaptation planning processes that catalyse adaptation action and investment; and
  • Strengthen awareness of and coordination among current and potential adaptation planning support providers.

Anne Hammill (Director, Resilience, IISD, NAP Global Network Secretariat) will be moderating a session on designing strategies for financing implementation.

How Can Local-to-National Linkages Facilitate Inclusiveness in NAP Processes?

Session co-organized by the NAP Global Network and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Saturday, November 11 | 16:00-17:30 | Kameha Grand Bonn, Am Bonner Bogen 1

Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) is an annual event that brings together practitioners, negotiators, scientists and policymakers to explore key issues, share best practice, disseminate news, literature and reports, and promote links between development and climate. This year’s event is organized by a partnership between RCRC Climate Centre, IIED, IDRC, GFDDR, MRFCJ, WMB, and DIE.

This session at D&C Days will explore how local-to-national linkages in NAP processes can help to ensure inclusiveness, focusing on experiences and lessons related to:

  • Opportunities created for participation of vulnerable groups and communities
  • Engagement of sub-national actors and how this strengthens consideration of gender and social diversity
  • Enabling factors for vertical integration to facilitate more inclusive NAP processes

Attendance is free and open to everyone attending COP 23 in Bonn. Register for D&C Days.



Representatives of the NAP Global Network Secretariat will be onsite for the duration of the COP. Reach out to if you would like to connect with us outside of our events.