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 […]

Cities as the New Protagonists of the National Adaptation Plan Process

By Arianna Flores Corral, Global Development Network

In recent years, municipal, local and regional governments’ voices have been heard loud and clear in climate change negotiations. But what is their role in the national adaptation planning process? Exciting conversations about answering this question took place at the recent NAP Expo—an annual outreach event organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) […]

NAP Global Network at NAP Expo 2018

NAP Expo 2018 is taking place this week from April 4-6 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The NAP Expo is an outreach event organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the UNFCCC, in collaboration with various bodies and organizations, to promote exchange of experiences and foster partnerships between a wide range of actors and […]

Fifteen years of climate change adaptation planning: What have we learned so far?

NAP Expo 2016 keynote speech by Dr. Saleemul Huq

This op-ed was originally published in the Daily Star (Bangladesh) and is republished here with permission. The original article is available via the Daily Star’s website. The NAP Global Network participated in NAP Expo 2016, hosting a side event on budgeting for NAP implementation. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at its […]