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Shifting the narrative on adaptation at COP27

Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) shared the view that adaptation is indeed a global challenge. “We are all connected in one world,” said Thomas Lelkoitien, Deputy Director of Climate Change Adaptation at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Kenya, at a side event organized by the EU and Adaptation Without Borders at the EU Pavilion.

Other countries are also increasingly mentioning cross-border and cascading climate risk in their national adaptation plans, said Anne Hammill, Director of the NAP Global Network, emphasizing that “the messaging of Adaptation Without Borders is being picked up by countries.”

Genre et Adaptation aux Changements Climatiques : La Cellule Genre et Inclusion Sociale du PNCC partage l’expérience de la Côte d’Ivoire à la COP 27 avec l’appui de l’IISD NAP-GN

Avec l’appui de l’Institut International pour le Développement Durable qui abrite le secrétariat du Réseau Mondial des Plans Nationaux d’Adaptation, la Cellule Genre et Inclusion Sociale du PNCC a participé à la 27ème Conférence des Parties (COP 27) du 06 au 18 novembre 2022 à Sharm El Sheikh en Egypte.

La thématique du genre et les changements climatiques a figuré parmi les grandes articulations de la COP 27 de Sharm El Sheikh en Egypte. C’est dans ce cadre que KOFFI Anna Marleyne, Point Focal National Genre et Changements Climatiques à la Convention Cadre des Nations unies sur les Changements climatiques (CCNUCC), Responsable de la Cellule Genre et Inclusion Sociale du Programme National Changements Climatiques (PNCC) du Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable a pris part à un panel sur le thème ‘’Adaptation sensible au genre en Afrique : exemples et défis. ‘’

Adapting to a Changing Climate: How Trade and Trade Policy Can Make a Difference

Traditionally, the trade policy community’s focus when developing responses to the climate crisis has been on climate mitigation. But Trade can also help governments adapt to the climate change impacts that they are already facing, while building their resilience and preparing for those impacts still to come. Four of the NAPs submitted by June 30, 2022, name trade and/or finance as a priority sector, according to the latest data from the NAP Global Network’s NAP Trends database. A 2021 report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) sets out three overarching pathways where trade could support efforts at climate adaptation.

Nigeria To Scale Up Climate Change Adaptation Efforts

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, quoting the report of the intergovernmental panel on Climate Change, affirmed that by 2050 many coastal megacities like Lagos, Port Harcourt and other coastal cities in Nigeria will in a century witness weather catastrophes every year affecting millions of people and properties.

He said that Nigeria has taken the bold step to develop Adaptation Communication guided by the NAP Global Network.

Bringing underrepresented women’s voices into planning for climate change adaptation

Meaningful participation by women who are on the front lines of climate change is essential for gender-responsive, locally led adaptation.

However, in many contexts, women remain underrepresented in decision making, from local to national levels. Creative solutions are needed to facilitate dialogue, bridge the gap between different knowledge systems, and ensure that investments in climate action yield equitable benefits for people of all genders and social groups.

National Systems for Adaptation MEL: A Country Dialogue

The global adaptation community is focused on establishing methods for tracking progress on adaptation through mechanisms such as the Glasgow-Sharma-el-Sheikh work program on the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA). However, few countries have fully operationalized national-level monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) adaptation frameworks. Recent research from WRI analyzing the adaptation components of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) finds that less than a quarter of countries refer to adaptation MEL approaches in their updated NDCs.

Mainstreaming gender equality into budgeting and planning processes for climate action

Promisingly, as countries implement their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and their National Adaptation Plans, they are taking steps to address gender. An FAO analysis found that 38 percent of the most recent NDCs reference gender and/or other marginalized groups in the agricultural sectors compared to 9 percent of previous NDCs. According to the NAP Global Network, 97 percent of developing countries that have submitted NAPs are integrating gender, and nearly 2/3 include references to capacity-building activities on the intersection of gender and climate change for government officials and adaptation stakeholders.

Liberia: Liberia Validates Document to Monitor National Adaptation Plan

In 2021, Liberia prepared and submitted its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In 2021, Liberia prepared and submitted its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).