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, […]

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, […]

Ghanaian Stakeholders Validate Two Key NAP Process Strategies on Private Sector Engagement and Adaptation in the Infrastructure Sector

Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), part of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, hosted two national workshops in Accra this week to validate the drafts of two key National Adaptation Planning (NAP) documents: a private sector engagement strategy and a sectoral adaptation strategy for the infrastructure sector (water, energy and transport). With a […]

For MSME Day, We Look at How Institutional Arrangements Can Engage Small Businesses in Climate Adaptation

By Alec Crawford and Clare Church

This is the fourth of our five-part blog series on engaging the private sector in National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes. Stay tuned for the fifth installment of this series on July 3, 2019. To learn more, read our guidance note on the subject. Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are the cornerstone for many economies […]

Knowledge is Power: Why Information Sharing Is Key to Engaging Businesses in the NAP Process

By Alec Crawford and Clare Church

This is the second of our five-part blog series on engaging the private sector in National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes. Stay tuned for the third installment of this series on June 19, 2019. To learn more, read our guidance note on the subject. Among a lush stretch of clear lakes, flourishing vegetation and rolling hills, […]