Participatory development of vulnerability assessments in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Senegal for better adaptation planning

By Sönke Marahrens, GIZ, Sarah D’haen & Melinda Noblet, Climate Analytics

Vulnerability assessments are an important part of a country’s National Adaptation Planning process, providing evidence for adaptation practitioners to make informed decisions about where adaptation action is needed most. Supported by Climate Analytics through the project “Science-based support for NAP processes in francophone Least Developed Countries of sub-Saharan Africa” (PAS-PNA)[1], the governments of Benin, Burkina […]

Botswana Commits to 16 Recommendations from Government Stakeholders for its NAP Framework

Botswana’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Framework Inception Report will incorporate 16 recommendations collected from the participants of the workshop hosted by the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, through the Department of Meteorological Services. Held in Gaborone on September 18, the event aimed to raise awareness of the country’s NAP process. The […]

Ghanaian Stakeholders Validate Two Key NAP Process Strategies on Private Sector Engagement and Adaptation in the Infrastructure Sector

Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), part of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, hosted two national workshops in Accra this week to validate the drafts of two key National Adaptation Planning (NAP) documents: a private sector engagement strategy and a sectoral adaptation strategy for the infrastructure sector (water, energy and transport). With a […]

Malawi Validates National Adaptation Plan Framework

The Government of Malawi validated its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Framework in a national workshop that took place in Lilongwe on August 9. Hosted by the Malawian Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) in partnership with the NAP Global Network, the event gathered participants from 16 institutions representing government, civil society, academia and youth. Malawi’s NAP framework […]

South Africa Hosts Climate Science and Policy Winter School for Government Officials

South African government officials met in Cape Town last month for a five-day workshop to learn more about the intersection of climate science and policy. This workshop, which took place from July 1 to 5, was a special session of the accredited Winter School offered by the University of Cape Town and organized by the […]

Peru Will Be the First Country in the World With an Indigenous Climate Platform

Press release | Peruvian Ministry of Environment

(Lea abajo la versión en español) LIMA — Peru will be the first country in the world to have an Indigenous Climate Platform, putting it at the forefront of global climate action. This milestone initiative will strengthen the recognition and dissemination of Indigenous knowledge and practices that contribute to the comprehensive management of climate change, […]

Launch of Fiji’s First National Adaptation Plan

Presented by the Fijian Government in collaboration with the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network

This side event convened to launch and illustrate Fiji’s new NAP, which sets out the country’s long-term ambitions for building the island’s resilience to climate change, and was developed with support from the NAP Global Network. Moderator Ilisapeci Vakacegu, Fiji, opened the event. Frank Bainimarama, COP23 President and Prime Minister, Fiji, highlighted that the first […]