Saint Lucia, like many of our Caribbean neighbours, has been committed, for many years, to building its resilience to climate change. Though we are at the early stages of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process, we recognize it as an important opportunity to prepare our society and economy for climate change impacts. While the NAP […]
With the Paris Agreement set to enter into force just before COP 22, attention is turning to how to implement the historic agreement: how do we achieve its commitments and how do we ramp up ambition over time? For the first time, we have a global goal for climate change adaptation that is explicitly linked […]
PHNOM PENH – Cambodia is hosting a global forum on national adaptation planning to prepare for climate change impacts. The forum, which involves representatives from over 10 countries, is organized by the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network and will focus on building political support for climate change adaptation. “Cambodia takes climate change very seriously, and it is […]
“If you cannot outline the business case, there will be no adaptation.” This was the message that Christiana Figueres, outgoing Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), shared at the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference in the Netherlands in May, and one that adaptation planners should take seriously. As climate change […]
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 […]
This article originally appeared as a two-part policy update from IISD Reporting Services (Part I and Part II), providing a technical analysis of the role of the National Adaptation Plan process.
This report describes the Climate-resilient Development Framework, a “development-first” approach to climate change adaptation. The framework recommends practitioners use climate analyses to complement those normally undertaken in the course of development planning; this helps ensure that current and future climate variability does not hinder progress on existing development goals. The intended audience for this report […]