For the last 15 years, Development and Climate Days has brought together delegates during the middle weekend on the sidelines of the Conference of Parties (COP), the UN’s climate change conference, to discuss key issues related to climate change and sustainable development. This year, the NAP Global Network was a contributing partner to the event, […]
Climate variability is nothing new in Ethiopia. However, recent years have seen the southern and central parts of the country experience the worst drought in over 50 years, followed by another severe drought in 2016, which again affected the southern parts of the country, as well as the Somali region in the east. Today, many […]
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 […]
On the sidelines of COP 22 on November 8th, the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network held a mini-side event to launch a new guidance note on vertical integration in NAP processes, featuring speakers from Colombia and Cambodia. Hayley Price-Kelly (IISD) gave an overview of the NAP Global Network and its overarching goals before introducing Angie Dazé […]
With the Paris Agreement set to enter into force just before COP 22, attention is turning to how to implement the historic agreement: how do we achieve its commitments and how do we ramp up ambition over time? For the first time, we have a global goal for climate change adaptation that is explicitly linked […]
We recently held a Targeted Topics Forum (TTF) on the theme of “Integration and High-Level Political Support in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process” in Phnom Penh, from September 21-23, 2016. The TTF brought together over 30 participants representing 9 countries and five organizations to learn from one another about building political support for the NAP process, […]
The Paris Agreement’s inclusion of an adaptation goal has raised adaptation’s profile in the international arena. Recognizing this, parties to COP 21 established a Technical Examination Process on Adaptation (TEP-A)—complementing a pre-existing process for mitigation—as a contribution to enhanced action prior to 2020. The first meetings under this process—known as the Technical Expert Meeting on […]
On the margins of COP21, on December 3rd the NAP Global Network and OECD Task Team on Climate Change and Development held an interactive event on integrating adaptation into development planning across sectors and levels.