Zimbabwe’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) – National Adaptation Planning (NAP) Process Roadmap Development

By Emily F. Matingo, Climate Change Scientist, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Zimbabwe

On February 20, over 100 participants gathered in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to attend the launch of Zimbabwe’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness Project, financed by the Green Climate Fund. Before embarking on the GCF–NAP Readiness Project, the Government of Zimbabwe developed its NAP roadmap. The primary goal of the NAP roadmap is to assist in reflecting […]

Tanzania Hosts International Forum on Adapting to Climate Change

ZANZIBAR, February 12, 2019 — Experts from 13 developing countries are meeting this week in Zanzibar to share lessons on preparing for climate change impacts. The Targeted Topics Forum (TTF) opened today, co-hosted by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, bringing together representatives from countries […]

Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Linking NAPs and NDCs

This event was organized by the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network whose Secretariat is hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Participants convened to explore ways to advance implementation of adaptation needs and goals by realizing linkages between the NAP process and nationally determined contributions (NDCs). At the outset, the objectives of […]

NAP Global Network at COP 24

Katowice, Poland | Dec 2-14, 2018

Governments from around the world are meeting in Katowice, Poland from December 2 to 14 at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24) to discuss climate policy. Experts from the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network will take part in discussions, promote research and convene events at the conference. The NAP Global Network […]

Supporting Global Adaptation Action: Read the Network’s Progress Report

New progress report looks back at our activities from November 2017 to November 2018.

The climate is changing. Impacts are being felt, and adjustments today and in the future are necessary. More and more countries are defining and addressing their medium- and long-term climate adaptation priorities through National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. The NAP Global Network was created to support developing countries in advancing their NAP processes, and help […]

“Is there a gender issue?”

Lessons from Jamaica’s Workshop on Integrating Gender into the NAP Process View the story "Is there a gender issue?" Lessons from Jamaica’s Workshop on Integrating Gender into the NAP Process By Clare Church and Angie Dazé Introduction “Do we even have a gender issue here?” One participant addressed a room filled with climate change and […]

Blog Perspective: Zimbabwe’s National Adaptation Plan experience

By Emily F. Matingo, Climate Change Scientist, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is experiencing more hot and fewer cold days than before as a result of climate change and climate variability. The country’s annual mean surface temperature has warmed by about 0.40C from 1900 to 2000. Zimbabwe’s third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) asserts that the period from 1980 […]