Adaptation: Accelerating action towards a climate resilient future

by Yannick Glemarec, Green Climate Fund Executive Director

Climate change is an existential threat to all people. The challenges it poses are immediate and urgent. Evidence of ever-higher levels of climate risks are mounting, as global temperatures increase, sea levels rise and glaciers melt. More and more people worldwide are feeling the impacts of water scarcity, heat waves and wildfires, and, in some instances, catastrophic storms and floods. Vulnerable groups in developing countries, such as coastal communities, smallholder farmers and the urban poor, are particularly affected by rising temperatures and climate-related disasters.

NAP Global Network at NAP Expo 2019

Songdo, South Korea | April 8-12, 2019

From April 8 to 12, the NAP Global Network Secretariat was in Songdo, Republic of Korea for NAP Expo 2019. NAP Expo is a global forum organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to promote peer learning and foster exchanges among stakeholders in […]

Adapting to Climate Change Impacts Cannot Happen Without the Private Sector: Report

Songdo, South Korea

SONGDO, April 10, 2019 — In order for National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) to be successfully implemented and climate resilience strengthened, private sector actors will need to be involved. This is according to the latest study from the NAP Global Network, Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Planning Processes, which was launched during NAP Expo […]

Supporting Global Adaptation Action: Read the Network’s Progress Report

New progress report looks back at our activities from November 2017 to November 2018.

The climate is changing. Impacts are being felt, and adjustments today and in the future are necessary. More and more countries are defining and addressing their medium- and long-term climate adaptation priorities through National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. The NAP Global Network was created to support developing countries in advancing their NAP processes, and help […]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Adaptation Planning

From April 10 to 12, national stakeholders met in Kingstown for the launch of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Adaptation Plan (NAP). Government officials and media also took part in a number of training programs related to climate change adaptation. On April 10, the Government launched its NAP document to Ministers and Parliamentarians at […]

10 Good Practices for Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme Applications

Text based on discussions during a webinar with participation of Jason Spensley. Spensley manages the Green Climate Fund’s Project Preparation Facility and Adaptation Planning support programme. Finding the funding to develop and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAP) and other adaptation planning processes is no small task. In a webinar last month, we explored one potential […]