National and Sub-national Gov’ts Collaborate to Implement Ethiopia’s NAP

by Asrat Yirgu, IISD/MEFCC, and Angie Dazé, IISD

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 […]

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 […]

New Guidance on Vertical Integration in NAP Processes Launched at COP22

by Anika Terton

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 […]

Targeted Topics Forum: Integration and High-Level Political Support in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process

Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Sept 21-23, 2016

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, […]

Addressing Key Questions in the Technical Examination Process on Adaptation: Vertical Integration and Monitoring & Evaluation in the NAP process

by Hayley Price-Kelly & Angie Dazé

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 […]