Gender and Climate Change Adaptation: A learning journey

By Angie Dazé, IISD

The first time I was exposed to the gender dimensions of climate change adaptation was almost 15 years ago in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. I was working on a community-based adaptation project—in those days, taking a locally driven approach to adaptation was innovative in and of itself! In these rural communities surrounded by mangroves […]

Canada Supports Adaptation in Four Pacific Island States

Canada supported in-country NAP programming in four Pacific islands, as well as peer learning and research on gender in NAP processes

The Canadian government, through Environment and Climate Change Canada, provided funding for in-country NAP support programs in Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands between April 2017 and March 2018. Canada also supported a Targeted Topics Forum attended by representatives from 21 countries, as well as the development of a series of knowledge products on how […]

10 best-bet innovations for agriculture in National Adaptation Plans

By Fabian Verhage, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

This blog was originally published on CCAFS’s website.    A degree of future climate change is inevitable, making adaptation measures indispensable. However, as many countries already face the challenges of poverty, hunger, gender inequality and unemployment, it is important to align adaptation and development efforts. To support this alignment, the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention […]

Saint Lucia Makes Strides in Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change

CASTRIES, APRIL 16, 2018 — The Government of Saint Lucia has prepared a national plan to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. From April 16 to 17, national stakeholders will meet in Castries for the launch of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP). Government officials and creators (artists and performers) will also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gender-Responsive Adaptation in Peru

Interview with Ivonne Yupanqui Valderrama, Peru, on integrating gender into the National Adaptation Plan process. View the story Gender-Responsive Adaptation in Peru Interview with Ivonne Yupanqui Valderrama, Peru, on integrating gender into the National Adaptation Plan process. March 5, 2018 NADI, FIJI – In conversations about climate change, gender is not always considered. In February […]

Advancing Nepal’s NAP Process: Key stakeholders reflect on progress and the way forward

Nepal holds interactive workshop on NAP formulation process

Last week in Kathmandu, over 30 government, civil society and media representatives gathered to reflect on Nepal’s NAP process to date, and to identify priorities for the way forward. The workshop was opened by Ram Prasad Lamsal, Joint Secretary and Chief of the Climate Change Management Division in the Ministry of Population and Environment, who […]

Fiji Hosts International Forum on Adapting to Climate Change

NADI—Specialists from more than 20 countries meet in Fiji this week to share lessons for preparing for climate change impacts. The international forum, co-hosted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, will bring together representatives from countries that are developing and implementing plans to adapt to […]