Seven Guiding Principles for Preparing Financing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries

By Deborah Murphy, Senior Associate, NAP Global Network Secretariat (IISD) and Jo-Ellen Parry, Deputy Director, Resilience (IISD)

As developing countries transition from planning to implementation in their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes, a critical step is securing financing to implement priority adaptation actions articulated through the NAP process. Several developing countries are preparing “financing strategies for adaptation” to set out a coordinated national approach to identify investment priorities and financing approaches for […]

Scaling up Climate Resilience in Benin: The launch of the country’s first National Adaptation Plan

By Patrick Guerdat and Cesar Henrique Arrais | Videos and interviews by William Appolinaire TCHOKI and Fulbert ADJIMEHOSSOU

Submitted to UNFCCC on July 08, 2022, Benin’s first NAP defines a clear set of adaptation actions to enhance the resilience in eight key sectors: agriculture, water resources, health, coastal zones, forestry, energy, infrastructures and urban development, and tourism. We looked into some adaptation actions already successfully implemented in the country.

Scaling up Climate Resilience in Benin: The launch of the country’s first National Adaptation Plan

View the story Scaling up Climate Resilience in Benin: The launch of the country’s first National Adaptation Plan By Patrick Guerdat and Cesar Henrique ArraisVideos and interviews by William Appolinaire TCHOKI and Fulbert ADJIMEHOSSOU Thomas KPONOU, a teacher from the Aguégués lakeside community (located between Porto-Novo and Cotonou, Benin’s two largest cities) remembers the historic […]

Brasil Avanca no Fortalecimento da Capacidade de Adaptação dos Sistemas Agropecuários de Produção às Mudanças Climáticas

Brasil Avança no Fortalecimento da Capacidade de Adaptação dos Sistemas Agropecuários de Produção às Mudanças Climáticas View the story Brasil Avança no Fortalecimento da Capacidade de Adaptação dos Sistemas Agropecuários de Produção às Mudanças Climáticas Por Fernanda Garcia Sampaio, Eleneide Doff Sotta, Mirella Souza Nogueira, Juliana Bragança Campos e William Goulart A vulnerabilidade do setor […]

Brazil Improves the Adaptive Capacity of Agricultural Production Systems to Prepare for Climate Change

Brazil Improves the Adaptive Capacity of Agricultural Production Systems to Prepare for Climate Change View the story Brazil Improves the Adaptive Capacity of Agricultural Production Systems to Prepare for Climate Change By Fernanda Garcia Sampaio, Eleneide Doff Sotta, Mirella Souza Nogueira, Juliana Bragança Campos and William Goulart The vulnerability of the Brazilian agriculture sector to […]

A Great Year for National Adaptation Planning and the Network to Watch in 2022

View the story A Great Year for National Adaptation Planningand the Network to Watch in 2022 By Catherine Burge, IISD Photo: Winnipeg, Matthew TenBruggencate, IISD. Photo: Winnipeg, Matthew TenBruggencate, IISD. A new sense of urgency for climate action is being felt all around the world. We spent the year watching climate disasters cause heartbreaking scenes […]

Civil Society and the Private Sector: Two essential partners for a successful NAP process in Haiti

By Patrick Saint-Pré, Communications Consultant

Over the past 20 years, Haiti has been one of the three countries most affected by extreme weather events, which are likely to increase given the current rate of global warming. In an attempt to resolve this situation, Haiti launched a NAP process in August 2019 to increase the resilience of the country’s strategic economic sectors.

Adaptation: From Planning to Action

Highlights and images of main proceedings for November 8 at COP 26

This event brought together donors and developing countries to discuss adaptation progress and needs, as well as announcements of new funding to increase support for developing countries in achieving their adaptation goals.