NAP Global Network at Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2023

Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2023 (LACCW 2023), hosted by the Government of Panama in Panama City, is taking place from October 23 to 27, 2023. LACCW, like all Regional Climate Weeks, aims to provide a platform for policy-makers, practitioners, businesses, and civil society to exchange ideas on climate solutions, barriers to overcome, and opportunities realized in different regions.

Members of the NAP Global Network Secretariat team will be attending and participating in the following sessions.


Adaptation Planning: Opportunities for Building a Climate Resilient-Future (Planificación de la Adaptación: Oportunidades para construir un futuro resiliente al Cambio Climático)

Organizers: Ministry of Environment, Government of Panama; NAP Global Network (IISD)

Where: Salón Albrook

When: 12 p.m., Thursday, October 26

This event aims to provide a space for the exchange of experiences, offering information on progress and lessons learned to promote peer-to-peer cooperation and the strategic and sustainable implementation of climate change adaptation planning processes in the countries of the region.


Perspectives for Climate-Resilient Development Pathways: The example of the Central American Dry Corridor

Organizers: Central American Network on Climate Change; NAP Global Network (IISD)

Where: Ancon Room

When: 9:00–10:00 a.m., Friday, October 27

Central America is highly vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change. At current levels of global warming, different impacts are observed, such as irregular precipitation patterns, more frequent and extreme floods and droughts, increased water scarcity, and reduced water security. These impacts are especially pronounced throughout the Central American Dry Corridor, especially for smallholder farmers dependent on rainfed systems.

This side event aims to highlight gaps in adaptation planning, as well as perspectives on how these gaps could be overcome by exploring and implementing more systemic and transformational approaches, such as system transitions, transformational adaptation, and climate-resilient development pathways.


Regional Thematic Dialogue at LAC Climate Week 2023: Building capacities for NAP implementation strategies

Organizers: Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB), NAP Global Network (IISD)

Where: Veraguas Room / Online

When: 2:30–3:30 p.m., Friday, October 27

The Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) was established in 2015 at COP 21 to address current and emerging gaps and needs in implementing capacity-building in developing countries and to further enhance capacity-building efforts, including with regard to coherence and coordination in capacity-building activities under the UNFCCC. The PCCB organizes a series of regional thematic dialogues annually under its work plan to foster exchanges on capacity-building at the national and regional levels.

This regional thematic dialogue aims to

  • identify region-specific capacity gaps and needs related to the formulation of effective NAP implementation strategies, as well as practical solutions to bridge these gaps;
  • showcase regional case studies and good practices from countries that have or are in the process of formulating and designing NAP implementation strategies while also presenting relevant tools for developing NAP implementation strategies;
  • explore the potential and role of regional collaboration in strengthening capacities for enhancing the development of NAP implementation strategies and achieving greater impact in NAP implementation; and
  • engage financial institutions, development partners, policy-makers, and private sector and civil society stakeholders to explore opportunities to design and update monitoring, evaluation, and learning approaches that can effectively support NAP implementation.

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