How Nepal is Linking National and Sub-National Adaptation

by Aditya V. Bahadur, Action on Climate Today

As many of the impacts climate change are felt most acutely at the local level, it is vital that the people who are at the forefront of climate change—those who are experiencing the impacts—really have a say in national-level policy. This is why it is so imperative for countries to engage formulating National Adaptation Plans […]

Gender in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes: A pilot review of climate change adaptation planning documents from 15 countries

by Angie Dazé and Julie Dekens, IISD

The linkages between gender and climate change adaptation have been recognized as a key issue under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since the early 2000s. The 2015 Paris Agreement increased the ambition on gender, referring to gender equality and women’s empowerment and calling for action on climate change to be gender-responsive. […]

Top Three Challenges and Opportunities of National Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptation

by Angelica V. Ospina and Hayley Price-Kelly, IISD

Adaptation takes place in highly dynamic and complex environments. As the design and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) advance, adaptation planners are increasingly focusing on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of adaptation progress and outcomes.  This interest reflects a commitment to strengthening the effectiveness of adaptation efforts and climate-resilient development through improved accountability and reporting, […]

Targeted Topics Forum: Monitoring and Evaluation in the NAP Process

Lilongwe, Malawi | Feb 7-9, 2017

We held a Targeted Topics Forum (TTF) on the theme of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in Lilongwe, Malawi from February 7-9, 2017 This TTF was attended by approximately 40 participants representing 9 developing countries who have met twice before at previous TTFs, as well as representatives of bilateral donors […]

Malawi hosts international forum on adapting to climate change

Listen to radio coverage on Zodiak Malawi: LILONGWE, FEB 12, 2016—Representatives from 12 countries meet in Lilongwe this week to discuss strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The forum will focus on best practices related to measuring the success of National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. Countries from many regions are represented at […]

Year In Review: Six key impacts in 2016

2016 was a landmark year for climate change adaptation. Building on adaptation’s prominent role in the Paris Agreement, 2016 saw unprecedented international political momentum to tackle climate change impacts in vulnerable countries. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network had an exciting year working to do our part to help move the dial forward on […]

Gender, Adaptation Planning and the Art of Asking the “Right” Questions

by Angelica V. Ospina, IISD

Limited access by women and girls to productive assets—including land, financial resources and information—as well as their limited participation in decision-making processes can exacerbate the consequences of climate change shocks and stresses, particularly in vulnerable developing countries. A recent webinar by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations convened a range of […]

Paris Implementation: Sustained Peer Learning, Coordination and Support in the NAP Global Network

COP 22 event recap by Anika Terton

On November 9th, the NAP Global Network and Grenada co-hosted an official side event at COP 22. The event focused on the recent activities of the NAP Global Network and highlighted Grenada’s and Albania’s national adaptation planning processes. The event was moderated by Mr. Trevor Thompson (Grenada) who first introduced Frank Fass-Metz from the Federal […]