Cities as the New Protagonists of the National Adaptation Plan Process

By Arianna Flores Corral, Global Development Network

In recent years, municipal, local and regional governments’ voices have been heard loud and clear in climate change negotiations. But what is their role in the national adaptation planning process? Exciting conversations about answering this question took place at the recent NAP Expo—an annual outreach event organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) […]

Gender and Climate Change Adaptation: A learning journey

By Angie Dazé, IISD

The first time I was exposed to the gender dimensions of climate change adaptation was almost 15 years ago in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. I was working on a community-based adaptation project—in those days, taking a locally driven approach to adaptation was innovative in and of itself! In these rural communities surrounded by mangroves […]

10 best-bet innovations for agriculture in National Adaptation Plans

By Fabian Verhage, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

This blog was originally published on CCAFS’s website.    A degree of future climate change is inevitable, making adaptation measures indispensable. However, as many countries already face the challenges of poverty, hunger, gender inequality and unemployment, it is important to align adaptation and development efforts. To support this alignment, the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention […]

Report: Recommendations for more gender-responsive NAPs

Network analysis finds most countries making an effort to integrate gender considerations into their NAP documents, but common challenges remain.

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process is an important opportunity to address gender inequalities that influence vulnerability to climate change. The NAP Global Network has published Towards Gender-Responsive NAP Processes: Progress and Recommendations for the Way Forward, a report based on an analysis of all completed NAP documents available on NAP Central at the end […]

Gender-Responsive Adaptation in Peru

Interview with Ivonne Yupanqui Valderrama, Peru, on integrating gender into the National Adaptation Plan process.

In February 2018, the Government of the Republic of Fiji and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network co-hosted workshops to emphasize why gender needs to be integrated into climate change planning and action. Angie Dazé from the International Institute for Sustainable Development and Maritza Ivonne Yupanqui Valderrama—Director General of Peru’s Department of Gender Mainstreaming […]

Gender-Responsive Adaptation in Peru

Interview with Ivonne Yupanqui Valderrama, Peru, on integrating gender into the National Adaptation Plan process. View the story Gender-Responsive Adaptation in Peru Interview with Ivonne Yupanqui Valderrama, Peru, on integrating gender into the National Adaptation Plan process. March 5, 2018 NADI, FIJI – In conversations about climate change, gender is not always considered. In February […]

Fiji Adapts

By Clare Church, IISD

Climate adaptation specialists from across the globe gather to share lessons in Nadi Fiji Adapts

Fiji Adapts

Climate specialists from across the globe gather to share lessons about resilience and climate adaptation View the story Introduction Background Fiji Meteorological Services Droughts and Floods Legalega Research Station Looking Forward Fiji Adapts Climate specialists from across the globe gather to share lessons about resilience and climate adaptation By Clare Church, IISDFebruary 15, 2018 NADI, […]

Fiji Hosts International Forum on Adapting to Climate Change

NADI—Specialists from more than 20 countries meet in Fiji this week to share lessons for preparing for climate change impacts. The international forum, co-hosted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, will bring together representatives from countries that are developing and implementing plans to adapt to […]