Network Publishes New Guidance on Financing NAP Processes

The first installment of a webinar series on financing NAP processes will be held Sept 20

Significant financing is needed throughout the entire national adaptation plan (NAP) process, but especially within its implementation phase. The NAP Global Network recently published Financing NAP Processes: Contributing to the achievement of nationally determined contribution (NDC) adaptation goals, which provides guidance to country’s NAP teams for identifying and assessing various financing options. The guidance was […]

Public–Private Partnerships: Financing climate-resilient infrastructure

by David Uzsoki, IISD

According to UN Environment, the costs of adapting to climate change could range between USD 280 billion and USD 500 billion by 2050. Climate-resilient infrastructure plays an important role in the national adaptation plan (NAP) process. Countries cannot rely solely on public resources for deploying these projects, and need to find ways to access private […]

How Albania Is Integrating Climate Change Adaptation Into the Medium-Term Budget

by Anila Çili, IISD

Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into a country’s medium-term budget is a multi-dimensional, continuous process that takes time. Recently, Albania successfully took on this challenge. As with any new policy that has relevant impacts in several sectors of the economy at once—as is the case with climate change adaptation—a transitional period is required to understand the […]

Three Key Actions to Make NAP Processes More Gender-Responsive

by Angie Dazé and Julie Dekens, IISD

Following our pilot analysis of how gender considerations are being integrated into national adaptation planning documents, we at the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network have been reflecting on the best way forward to achieve gender-responsive NAP processes. How can country teams move forward in addressing gender issues in their NAP processes? We have developed […]

How Nepal is Linking National and Sub-National Adaptation

by Aditya V. Bahadur, Action on Climate Today

As many of the impacts climate change are felt most acutely at the local level, it is vital that the people who are at the forefront of climate change—those who are experiencing the impacts—really have a say in national-level policy. This is why it is so imperative for countries to engage in forming National Adaptation […]

Interview: Nella Canales on Leveraging Climate Finance for Adaptation in the Pacific

by Christian Ledwell, IISD

Pacific island states are among the world’s most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Given the urgent need to adapt, how effectively are climate finance flows helping Pacific states tackle adaptation? The Stockholm Environment Institute’s recent working paper, Climate Finance in the Pacific: An Overview of Flows to the Region’s Small Island Developing States, analyzed climate […]

A Climate-Responsible Peru: A force for recovery and growth

by Víctor Santillán, Communications Specialist, General Direction of Climate Change and Desertification of the Ministry of the Environment, Peru

Can you imagine a country with that provides sustainable and resilient services, health services appropriate to climate variability, education that connects us with the environment, agricultural infrastructure that efficiently uses rainfall, resilient cities using clean energy, and citizens and villages prepared for extreme climate events? The country you are imagining is the country that Peruvians […]

Czech Republic to Partner in NAP Global Network

PRAGUE – The Czech Republic has join a network to coordinate their support for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process with eight other bilateral development partner agencies. The NAP Global Network enhance the NAP process and its implementation in developing countries by coordinating bilateral support and in-country actors. The Network involves participants from over 70 […]

Network Launches Webinar Series on Key Topics in the NAP process

Watch our first webinar on "Sector Integration in the NAP Process"

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network has launched a webinar series to provide an online forum for sharing lessons and experiences that are emerging as countries progress through their NAP processes. Each webinar addresses a specific technical topic related to national adaptation planning through presentations of countries’ experiences, relevant research and guidance, and opportunities for discussion […]