Saint Lucia Unveils Official Climate Change Website

The Government of Saint Lucia officially launched its climate change website to the public this fall. Developed in collaboration with Saint Lucia’s Department of Sustainable Development and with support from the United States In-Country NAP Support Program, the website is a hub for climate change-related resources, news and events for the Caribbean island state. “We […]

Launch of Fiji’s National Adaptation Plan Framework

COP 23 Event Highlight

The Government of Fiji launched the framework for their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) at a side event to COP 23 in the Fiji Pavilion on Friday, November 17. Fiji’s NAP framework—which addresses institutional arrangements, the approaches and principles which underpin how the NAP process will unfold, and initial steps—was produced with support from the NAP […]

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 […]

Kiribati Strengthens Gender Considerations in the Revision of its NAP Document

Julie Dekens (IISD), Choi Yeeting (Office of the President, Kiribati), Anne Kautu (Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs, Kiribati)

See also: NAP Global Network report on Strengthening Gender Considerations in Kiribati’s NAP Process. Kiribati—a country made of 33 low-lying atolls scattered across the Pacific Ocean—is already experiencing an increase in sea-surface temperatures and sea-level rise. Adding to these risks is Kiribati’s extreme remoteness, with hundreds of kilometres of ocean between the atolls and their […]

Vidéo : Le processus de PNA au Togo pour se préparer aux changements climatiques

Depuis 2014, le Togo a joué un rôle de leader concernant le processus de plan national d’adaptation (PNA). Regardez notre nouvelle vidéo dans laquelle nous parlons avec des représentants gouvernementaux des principaux ministères et du personnel de l’agence bilatérale Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. « Aujourd’hui au Togo, comme dans beaucoup de pays, […]

National and Sub-national Gov’ts Collaborate to Implement Ethiopia’s NAP

by Asrat Yirgu, IISD/MEFCC, and Angie Dazé, IISD

Climate variability is nothing new in Ethiopia.  However, recent years have seen the southern and central parts of the country experience the worst drought in over 50 years, followed by another severe drought in 2016, which again affected the southern parts of the country, as well as the Somali region in the east. Today, many […]

Ethiopia Launches National Adaptation Plan Document

ADDIS ABABA—Ethiopia has launched their National Adaptation Plan (NAP-ETH) document, setting out priority actions for the country prepare for the impacts of climate change. According to a Government of Ethiopia news release, the NAP-ETH seeks to “bring about transformational change in the country’s capacity to address the adverse consequence of climate change.” The NAP-ETH falls […]

Network Publishes New Guidance on Financing NAP Processes

The first installment of a webinar series on financing NAP processes will be held Sept 20

Significant financing is needed throughout the entire national adaptation plan (NAP) process, but especially within its implementation phase. The NAP Global Network recently published Financing NAP Processes: Contributing to the achievement of nationally determined contribution (NDC) adaptation goals, which provides guidance to country’s NAP teams for identifying and assessing various financing options. The guidance was […]

Public–Private Partnerships: Financing climate-resilient infrastructure

by David Uzsoki, IISD

According to UN Environment, the costs of adapting to climate change could range between USD 280 billion and USD 500 billion by 2050. Climate-resilient infrastructure plays an important role in the national adaptation plan (NAP) process. Countries cannot rely solely on public resources for deploying these projects, and need to find ways to access private […]