How National Adaptation Planning Can Help Build Peace

By Clare Church and Alec Crawford

In many states struggling with fragility, climate change vulnerability, and conflict are inextricably linked. Aligning and coordinating the agendas of climate change adaptation and peacebuilding will be imperative to ensure the sustainable development of these states. The NAP process presents a significant opportunity to bring these agendas together.

How National Adaptation Planning Can Help Build Peace

In many states struggling with fragility, climate change vulnerability, and conflict are inextricably linked. Aligning and coordinating the agendas of climate change adaptation and peacebuilding will be imperative to ensure the sustainable development of these states. The NAP process presents a significant opportunity to bring these agendas together. View the story Share this story on […]

Unpacking Gender-Responsive Adaptation Finance: Key issues and the way forward

By Angie Dazé

As finance for climate change adaptation is scaled up, there is a real opportunity to promote human rights and gender equality in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.  However, without careful consideration, there is also a real risk that these investments will not benefit those who need them most—vulnerable people in communities on […]

Stakeholders from the Peruvian Public Sector Meet in Lima to Advance Country’s NAP Process

Peru kicked off the process to develop its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) document in October 2019. The NAP document is being developed through a participatory process and grounded in five prioritized thematic adaptation sectors set out by the government’s Multisectoral Technical Group in 2018: agriculture, forestry, water, fisheries and aquaculture, and health. Convening Stakeholders From […]

NAPs and the GAP: Five ways National Adaptation Plan processes can support implementation of the enhanced Gender Action Plan

By Angie Dazé

While COP25 was underwhelming in terms of its results, there was one bright spot in relation to addressing the gender dimensions of climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Over the course of 2019, UNFCCC Parties and stakeholders undertook a process to review the Lima Work Programme on gender (established […]

Building Local Capacities to Integrate Gender and Adaptation in Planning in The Gambia

Capacity development, including at the local level, is an essential enabling factor for National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes to be gender-responsive. To build local capacities on gender, climate change adaptation and the linkages between the two, a training of trainers (ToT) was organized in Jenoi, The Gambia, in November 2019. Hosted by the Gambian Ministry […]

NAP Global Network at COP 25: Overview

Experts from the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network Secretariat participated the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) alongside governments, researchers, private sector actors and members of civil society to discuss advancing national adaptation planning and action.

New Toolkit for Gender-Responsive Adaptation Planning Launched at COP 25

On Gender Day, the NAP Global Network, in partnership with the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) and Adaptation Committee (AC), launched a new toolkit to support country efforts in pursuing a gender-responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

Stories of Progress in NAP Processes in 2019

National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes are the foundation for effective adaptation action. The UN reports that 120 developing countries have now launched NAP processes. This article collects stories from 12 countries that—led by national governments—reached milestones in their NAP processes in 2019 as part of the global effort to build resilience in a changing climate.

Stories of Progress in NAP Processes in 2019

National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes are the foundation for effective adaptation action. This article collects stories from 12 countries that—led by national governments—reached milestones in their NAP processes in 2019 as part of the global effort to build resilience in a changing climate. View the story Menu Kiribati Uruguay Saint Lucia Senegal Democratic Republic of […]