Building Local Capacities to Integrate Gender and Adaptation in Planning in The Gambia

Capacity development, including at the local level, is an essential enabling factor for National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes to be gender-responsive. To build local capacities on gender, climate change adaptation and the linkages between the two, a training of trainers (ToT) was organized in Jenoi, The Gambia, in November 2019. Hosted by the Gambian Ministry […]

Stories of Progress in NAP Processes in 2019

National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes are the foundation for effective adaptation action. The UN reports that 120 developing countries have now launched NAP processes. This article collects stories from 12 countries that—led by national governments—reached milestones in their NAP processes in 2019 as part of the global effort to build resilience in a changing climate.

Ghana, Nigeria and Botswana Share Lessons on National Visions for Adaptation at COP 25

Adaptation experts from the governments of Ghana, Nigeria and Botswana shared their national visions for adaptation action a COP 25 side event organized by the NAP Global Network at the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Partnership pavilion. The event highlighted the three countries’ experiences with developing their NAP frameworks, focusing on how these documents have advanced […]

NAP Global Network at COP 25: Enhancing Engagement of the Private Sector in Adaptation Planning and Implementation

Presented by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

This event provided an update on the Adaptation Committee’s work and discussed advances in private sector engagement. The event also presented and gathered feedback on a toolkit under preparation, which will enable policymakers to more effectively engage the private sector, especially in the process of formulating and implementing national adaptation plans (NAPs). Emerson Resende, Green […]

Business Executives Meet in Hanoi to Discuss Private Sector Engagement in NAP Processes

CEOs, directors and senior executives from some of Vietnam’s major companies met in Hanoi last month to discuss how the private sector can take part in Vietnam’s National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process. Hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on November 8, the workshop, Private Sector Engagement for National Adaptation Plan Development, […]

Peruvian Ministry of Environment launches participatory process for the development of the National Adaptation Plan on Climate Change

Press release | Peruvian Ministry of Environment

On Thursday, November 28th, the Ministry of Environment of Peru held its first meeting towards the participatory process for the development of its climate change National Adaptation Plan (NAP). This guidance document will be Peru’s most important tool for implementing all the actions needed to reduce risks and vulnerability against climate change’s effects while simultaneously […]

Nigeria Validates Its NAP Framework as Government Calls for Decisive Adaptation Action

The Nigerian National Adaptation Plan (NAP) framework was validated by stakeholders from both the public and private sectors during a workshop held in Abuja on November 5. The framework aims to guide the government in developing and implementing policies, plans and legislation that will assist Nigeria to address its medium- and long-term adaptation needs. The […]

Striving to Adapt to Climate Change: Lessons from Albania

By Laureta Dibra, Lindita Tafaj and Alexandre Borde

Albania is suffering from the effects of extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts and heat waves. During the last 10 years, floods have devastated regions and cities such as Shkodër, Tiranë, Vlorë and Fier, and posed a significant threat to Albania’s economy, ecosystems and people’s health. Recurring floods caused USD 218 million in damage […]

Albania Strategizes Funding Adaptation in Cities

The Government of Albania is working on a project to mobilize funds to enable the implementation of adaptation policies in six of the country’s most vulnerable cities to climate change. On October 3 in Tirana, stakeholders from different levels of government met to learn more about the project, which aims to raise USD 50 million, […]