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Dia internacional contra el cambio climático: La ciudad de Rosario impulsa una nutrida agenda en la semana de la celebración

Con motivo del día internacional contra el cambio climático, que se celebró este martes 24 de octubre, la ciudad de Rosario, a través de la Secretaría de Ambiente y Espacio Público, organiza actividades con el objetivo de profundizar el compromiso de rosarinas y rosarinos en la lucha contra el cambio climático. 

En este sentido, en el marco del proyecto de mejora en la evaluación de riesgo y vulnerabilidades climáticas con perspectiva de género, financiado por el NAP Global Network, se convoca a vecinos y vecinas e instituciones barriales a sumarse a los talleres “Cambio climático: ¿Cómo nos afecta y qué podemos hacer?”.  

Communities In Marsabit County Take Lead In Climate Resilience Projects

“Marsabit County faces unique climate challenges due to its status as an Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL), The region’s predominant economic activity is livestock keeping, with 81 percent of households depending on it. However, recent climate shocks, such as droughts, erratic rainfall, and floods, have severely impacted this sector,” said Janet Ahatho, the Director of Environment and Climate Change, Marsabit County during an interview in Nairobi during the Peer Learning Summit on “Vertical Integration in the National Adaptation Plan Process.”

Stakeholders Rally For Increased Resources For Climate Adaptation

Stakeholders gathered in Nairobi have rallied for a shift in the allocation of resources within the fight against climate change adaptation, adding that mitigation projects must be balanced with increased support for critical climate adaptation initiatives.

Speaking on Wednesday in Nairobi, Dr Pacifica Ogola Director for Climate Change in the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry, said that Kenya loses 3-5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per year which is much more than the amount of money invested in adaptation.

Ogola was speaking during the three-day Peer Learning Summit (PLS) on Vertical Integration in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process by Global Network and the Government of Kenya with support from Global Affairs Canada on Climate change adaptation that brought together 10 countries.

Abt Associates to Lead Localized Climate Support to Countries Through USAID’s Flagship CACCI Program

Rockville, Md.  – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued an award to an Abt-led team to help nations meet the climate commitments they made under the Paris Agreement. USAID’s $49 million five-year Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative (CACCI) is the agency’s global flagship program to create actionable programs and policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change. CACCI is designed to support nations in their implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) through technical and analytical support, capacity development, and inclusive and evidence-based policy dialogue.

Abt Associates will lead a team—comprised of Abt, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Purdue Applied Research Institute, and World Resources Institute (WRI)—to develop and implement tailored, bold climate policies in partnership with CACCI target countries. The predecessor program, originally launched at COP26, has supported 23 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to date, with plans to further expand under this follow-on program.

“Abt has spent decades working with municipalities to develop localized policy solutions, including in response to the climate crisis,” said Jenn Cisse, Abt’s Director for Climate Adaptation and Resilience. “Collectively—with IISD, Purdue, and WRI—this team has almost 100 years of experience supporting policy reforms and connecting stakeholders working on climate policy and action in more than 150 countries. We’re thrilled to harness this team’s know-how with that of our partner countries. We applaud USAID for their vision because activities of this scale are essential to ensuring global progress on climate adaptation and mitigation.”

Plan régional d’adaptation au changement climatique 2024-2028

L’objectif global de ce PRA est de contribuer au développement durable de la Région du Plateau Central par la réduction de la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques. Ce PRA devra permettre (i) d’améliorer la résilience des secteurs de production et des populations locales les plus vulnérables et (ii) d’intégrer l’adaptation dans les politiques et plans de développement de la Région du Plateau Central.

EPA, NAP Global Network Take Progressive Steps to Formulate a Communication Strategy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the National Adaptation Plan Global Network (NAP Global Network) has held a day-long inception workshop for various stakeholders on climate change adaptation.

The workshop focused on arriving at communication strategy for climate change adaptation in Liberia under the National Adaptation Plan.

EPA in collaboration with NAPGN Ends One-day Dialogue aimed at Developing communication strategy to be use in National Adaptation Plan for Liberia.

A one-day debate between the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Adaptation Plan Global Network to create a communication plan for the Liberia National Adaptation Plan has come to an end. The discussion covered identification communication objectives and priority audience. It was financed by the US Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Canadian Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Liberian Environmentalist completes Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP-2023) at University of California, Berkeley in the USA

Liberian environmentalist and climate change professional, who’s also Project Officer in the Department of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and Technical Lead for Liberia’s National Adaptation Plans (NAP) at the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia- Arthur R.M. Becker has successfully completed an intensive three (3) week Executive Course in Sustainable Environmental Management at the University of California-Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in the United States of America.

Arthur R.M. Becker wishes to extend special thanks and appreciation to the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia family headed by Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh, Executive Director/CEO, the magnanimous donors and Programme team of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, including the Dean and staff of the Rausser College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley and the NAP Global Network for their moral and financial support to enable him participate in this year’s prestigious ELP ‘23’ programme.

 

Zambia Takes an Inclusive Approach to Developing a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework for its National Adaptation Plan

The Zambian NAP process officially launched in April 2021 and aims to establish medium- to long-term priorities for building the country’s climate resilience across nine priority sectors. To ensure effective decision making, Zambia places significant emphasis on monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) as part of its overall performance optimization efforts.

In 2022, the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment (MGEE) initiated MEL system development consultations that led to adjustments documented in a report on the prioritization of adaptation measures. The revised approach includes subnational involvement, aligning with the 8th National Development Plan’s (8NDP’s) focus on environmental and sustainability issues. Consequently, the draft MEL framework developed in June 2022 needed revision to align with NAP reporting requirements and the aspirations outlined in the 8NDP.

This sNAPshot highlights some of the key components in the 2023 revised framework and draws on important lessons learned.