NAP Global Network at COP 22

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC takes place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. During conference, parties will, among other things, begin operationalizing the Paris climate change agreement.

The NAP Global Network will be playing an active role at COP 22 to highlight successes so far in progress being made on NAP processes internationally.

If attending COP 22, we hope you’ll be able to join us at one of the events that we will be hosting or participating in as panellists.

Vertical Integration in National Adaptation Plan Processes

This event will launch a new National Adaptation Plan Global Network publication: “Guidance on Vertical Integration in the NAP Process.” This guidance note is designed for NAP teams and other stakeholders interested in strengthening vertical integration in the NAP process. It presents the key issues for vertical integration, including questions for consideration at different stages in NAP processes and a summary of key recommendations.

When: November 8, 11:00-12:00
Where: Side Events and Exhibits Hall (Climate Change Studio)
Partners: United States and Germany

The Role of the NAP Process in Translating NDC Adaptation Goals into Action

Read our blog on “Using NDCs and NAPs to Advance Climate-Resilient Development”

This event aims at stimulating and enriching discussions without attempting to provide a final answer to the question of synergies and links between adaptation components in NDCs and the NAP process, and will feature the Network’s manager Hayley Price-Kelly on its panel. It will provide a space for practitioners to exchange on possible links from which NDCs and the NAP process can benefit from at international and national level. A Q&A will allow for participants’ questions on the linkages between NDC adaptation components and NAPs. 

When: November 9, 15:00-16:30
Where: Morocco Pavilion
GIZ (simultaneous interpretation will be provided)

Paris Implementation: Sustained Peer Learning, Coordination and Support in the NAP Global Network

This event is focused on the National Adaptation Plan process. The NAP Global Network supports Paris Agreement implementation by enhancing national adaptation planning and action in developing countries. This event will show how this network contributes to effective NAP processes via sustained peer learning, coordinated bilateral support and targeted technical assistance. The event will feature speakers from the Network, Grenada, Albania, the US and Germany.

When: November 9, 18:30-20:00
Where: Austral (300)
Partners: Grenada, Germany, and United States

Approaches and Planning Tools for Adaptation to Climate Change in the MENA Region

Angie Dazé, IISD, will speak on vertical integration in the NAP process, with particular focus on Middle East and North Africa region, based on our work on vertical integration. 

When: November 10, 17:00-18:30
Where:  Morocco Pavilion
Organizer: Morocco (simultaneous interpretation will be provided)

U.S. Bilateral Support for Adaptation and the NAP Global Network

Over the last six years, U.S. support for adaptation has increased and evolved, and now focuses on three critical areas: 1) building capacity to plan for adaptation in all sectors and at all levels of governance, 2) improving access to information for planning and decision-making, and 3) increasing access for financing implementation. Cutting across these three areas, the US has also emphasized the importance of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and their role in facilitating a shift away from ad-hoc investments to more coherent and strategic approaches to reducing climate risk.

Through our work on adaptation, the U.S. and developing and developed country partners have identified the need for sustained coordination between adaptation practitioners in order to leverage and learn from each other’s approaches, experiences, and program. This led us to the formation of the NAP Global Network at COP 20 in Lima.

When: November 14, 10:30-11:30
Where: U.S. Center
Organizers: U.S. State Department, USAID

Lessons learned from the Case Studies of National Adaptation Planning Process and Implementation of Adaptation Actions in the Asia-Pacific Region

This event will highlight various lessons learned from case studies conducted over the last year on national adaptation planning and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region. Anne Hammill of the NAP Global Network will present on its work in capturing and sharing such lessons, as well as some observations regarding sectoral integration and the NAP process.

When: November 15, 17:00 – 18:30
Where: Japan Pavilion
Organizers: Ministry of Environment, Japan and the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.