New reports from the FAO-UNDP NAP-Ag Programme highlight the role of gender, capacity assessments, cost-benefit analysis, impact evaluation, and monitoring and evaluation in integrating agriculture into National Adaptation Plans.
The global NAP Expo 2018 offered three days of rich and vibrant exchanges on climate change adaptation planning, delivering on its aim to support global goals for low-carbon, climate-resilient development through improved climate governance.
In an effort to prepare its agricultural sector for the impacts of climate change and support low-carbon, climate-resilient development, the Government of the Gambia launched a new project on Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans this month.
Presentations and recordings now available. The Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans webinar on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) and National Adaptation Planning: Opportunities for the Agricultural Sectors provides an overview of how EbA can be effectively integrated into agriculture sectors’ adaptation strategies and broader national adaptation planning processes.
New UNDP, GFLAC study highlights a gap in finance for climate change adaptation and innovative ways to foster transparency. 'Climate finance data is key to measuring and reporting on how we are responding to the risks of climate change and building more climate resilient lives and livelihoods across the globe. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, improving national financial monitoring systems will be essential in providing reliable, transparent and accountable reporting on global investments to reach our global goals for low-carbon climate-resilient development.'
Connect with the videos, lecture notes and ongoing conversations from the massive open online course on National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture in this comprehensive online resource toolkit.
SLYCAN Trust hosted a webinar on December 18 to engage in a discussion on matters pertaining to National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and the processes under the UNFCCC that mandate the provision of technical and financial support for developing countries for the implementation of NAPs. The discussion also entailed decisions and outcomes of COP23, and how it impacts future processes on adaptation activities under various working groups of the UNFCCC process.
August 2017, Uruguay - Rural women from the dairy, livestock and horticulture production met for a three-day workshop 14-16 August in the Augustin Ferreiro Center in Canelones, Uruguay to strengthen their capacity to participate in sustainable rural development processes, especially in relation to adaptation to climate change and variability. The participants were family farmers from horticulture, livestock or dairy production farms. The activity was attended by 25 women from different regions of the country.
13 November 2017 - Recognizing the key role of youth in adaptation to climate change the joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) organized a series of capacity building activities at agricultural high schools across Uruguay.
A workshop was held in Bogota, Colombia, from 30 November to 1 December to begin the process of incorporating gender analysis into national adaptation planning process for the agricultural sector in the country. The workshop was organized with the objective of identify opportunities to promote gender-responsive adaptation in the agricultural sector.
UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning. The signature decision on agriculture coming out of this year’s climate talks in Bonn, called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, provides a new opportunity to address how climate change impacts on agricultural production have put millions of lives and livelihoods at risk worldwide.
The winner of the Building Resilience in Agriculture blogging challenge lays out possible solutions to address climate change and looming food insecurity in Kenya. As we move into 2018, the future of food security in Kenya looks bleak. Recurring climate change-induced droughts, floods, new diseases and the arrival of pests – such as the fall armyworm – have affected our food production so much in the past five years that we can no longer produce enough food to feed our nation.
Guatemala presented the Integrating Agriculture in the National Adaptation Plans project (NAP-Ag) on 30 November 2017 in Guatemala City. Under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA) the NAP-Ag project aims to strengthen the issues related to the adaptation to climate change in the country's agricultural sectors and strengthening of institutional capacities through the development or updating of policy and planning instruments at the national, sectoral and local level.
In partnership with the Royal ThaiMinistry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) and its Royal Irrigation Department (RID), UNDP and GiZ organized a workshop and study tour to build practical skills in appraising projects and harnessing nature-based approaches to adaptation planning. Following a series of prior trainings on related topics, the two-day advanced technical workshop held in Bangkok on 27-28 November targeted over 20 planning officers and economists from every line department within the agricultural ministry. Using a combination of both classroom learning and group breakout discussions, workshop participants learned from three international and two local experts on how to both conduct and independently critique cost-benefit analyses.
La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) en conjunto con el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) presentaron el Proyecto de Integración de la Agricultura en los Planes Nacionales de Adaptación (NAP, por sus siglas en inglés) que apunta a fortalecer los temas relacionados con el riego, adaptación ante el cambio climático en el sector agropecuario del país y el fortalecimiento de las capacidades institucionales a través del desarrollo o actualización de instrumentos de política y planificación en el ámbito nacional, sectorial y local, para contribuir con el Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA).
In this webinar, experts from the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Finance Group (GFLAC), UNDP and the National Planning Department of Colombia, shared insights and lessons learned from a study conducted by the joint UNDP-FAO NAP-Ag Programme (NAP-Ag) in partnership with GFLAC on tracking domestic climate finance. The study and webinar sessions focused on adaptation climate financial flows in six countries: Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, The Philippines and Zambia.
Joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme supports global vision for food security, safeguarding livelihoods and climate action. Food habits are changing, our population is growing, and – owing to human-induced climate change – many of the development gains of the past decades will be hindered. Without adaptation to climate change in agriculture sectors, it will not be possible to achieve food security for all and eradicate hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.
Seventy-eight kilometres north of Lusaka, in the peaceful countryside of Chisamba, 20 officers and field technical staff from several Ministries (Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Resources, Planning, Development, Finance) and national research institutes gathered together in a five-day training workshop on Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture from the 14 to 18 August 2017. The workshop - jointly organized by FAO and UNDP Zambia Country Offices and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) - is one of the key activities aimed at supporting developing countries through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plan Programme (NAP-Ag), an initiative funded by Germany's Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).
Which climate risks and impacts threaten crop productivity the most? What capacities are most pivotal to strengthen among farmers and other sector stakeholders, to cope with likely changes? What measures and projects should be promoted on a priority basis to respond to future needs? Which criteria are most relevant to consider when prioritizing these adaptive responses? These questions are front and centre of adaptation planning in Thailand’s agricultural sector, a sector already seeing the impacts of climate change in the form of shifting temperatures and more unpredictable rainfall.
UNDP, UN Environment and UNITAR highlight the pivotal role of National Adaptation Plans in turning the Paris Agreement into action. Uncertainty plagues our world. On its own, it can destabilize nations, undermine decisions and create poverty traps that derail global efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the Paris Agreements, 2030 Agenda and national development plans. Climate change raises the stakes, making it harder for decision makers to plan for the future due to rising sea levels, higher temperatures, increased rainfall variability, failed crops, droughts, climate-induced migration, and the spread of disease.
A three-day workshop on integrating gender in climate risk assessment and adaptation planning at the local level was held in Kathmandu, Nepal this October as part of the activities of the UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag). The NAP-Ag Programme is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The event was organized by FAO-Nepal, in collaboration with UNDP and FAO NAP-Ag global team members.
UNDP will host a number of side events on climate change adaptation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23). Events will focus on everything from National Adaptation Plans to climate-resilient, small-scale infrastructure in Least Developed Countries. Register for events and connect with full coverage today.
23 October 2017, Zambia – As part of the ongoing work to address gender issues in the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans for the agriculture sector in Zambia, FAO Zambia, in collaboration with UNDP Zambia, organized a four-day workshop in Siavonga, Zambia from 18 to 21 September 2017.
In this webinar, experts from the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Finance Group (GFLAC), UNDP and the National Planning Department of Colombia, will share insights and lessons learned from a study conducted by the joint UNDP-FAO NAP-Ag Programme (NAP-Ag) in partnership with GLAC on tracking domestic climate finance.
Quel est le processus de formulation et de mise en œuvre du Plan national d'adaptation (PAN)? Comment peut-il être utilisé pour réduire la vulnérabilité du Maroc et intégrer l'adaptation au changement climatique dans les processus de planification du développement en cours? Comment les décideurs peuvent-ils inclure la perspective de genre pour construire des initiatives plus inclusives et plus efficaces? Quelle est la feuille de route actuelle du Maroc pour mener à bien son processus de PNA et comment peut-elle être améliorée pour une mise en œuvre efficace?
By Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors In our age of conspicuous consumption and excess, it frightens us to know that one out of nine people – or 815 million children, women and men – remain chronically undernourished. And according to recent reports, the issue has been getting worse, with the number of undernourished people worldwide increasing from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. So how do we build a recipe to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people have access to sufficient and nutritious food year-round?
Presentations & recordings now available. The NAP-Ag Webinar on Integrating Climate Change Risks into Planning and Budgeting provided an overview of how climate change adaptation can be integrated into national planning and budgeting, with particular reference to the agriculture sectors (crops and livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquacultures). Presenters shared country experiences in climate change planning and budgeting and introduced tools and approaches available for climate change budgeting and tracking.
Register today for the six-week “National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture” MOOC presented by UNDP and FAO in partnership with UNITAR. This intensive course aims to equip participants with a better understanding of the interlinkages between climate change, agriculture, food security and the role of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The course is an important learning opportunity for climate change practitioners, academics, students and government representatives interested in increasing their knowledge on what it means to incorporate climate change risks into planning and budgeting processes.
29 August 2017 - What systematic financial risks and fiscal impact does climate change pose? What are some of the emerging frameworks for valuing climate-related damage in key sectors such as agriculture and water resource management? What are good practice examples of partnerships to mitigate systematic climate risk and related losses?
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), held the official launch of the Integration of Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (PNACC-Ag) in Bogota, Colombia.
Plan to include clear economic benefits with a focus on water, agriculture, gender equality and capacity building Lebanon kicked off its National Adaptation Plan process in a stakeholder consultation meeting held this July 4 and 5 in Beirut. The meeting was tailored to provide a platform to discuss priority areas for climate change adaptation in Lebanon, and identify next steps in the formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
Uganda and Zambia are carrying out activities to better assess adaptation options through cost-benefit analysis and impact evaluation exercises, as part of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme, led by FAO and UNDP. Both Uganda and Zambia are also paving the way for gender mainstreaming in national adaptation planning policies.
Montevideo, 15 May, 2017 - A wide stakeholder consultation is fundamental during the process of integrating agriculture into Uruguay's National Adaptation Plan.
Through a series of adaptation dialogues, the UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) team in Uruguay is laying the foundation for its agricultural sector adaptation plan. During the month of May two workshops were held – one for the forestry sector and one for a cross cutting-dialogue that included family farmers from all the production systems.
Connecting cities, vertical integration and sustainable finance in National Adaptation Plans. Cities are a lynch pin in National Adaptation Plans, sustainable development, vertical integration and contributions to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). In the recent session on “Urban Resilience: Critical Ingredient of National Adaptation Planning Process” at the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - Resilient City Series, representatives from the Joint UNDP-UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), connected with municipal leaders, city planners, academics, research institutions and a broad range of essential stakeholders to explore the connection between cities, climate change adaptation planning, nationally determined contributions, vertical integration and more.
Over 40 nations worldwide leveraging UNDP support for climate resilience plans Efforts are underway worldwide to create improved planning for climate change. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with its partners, is playing a key role in advancing the process to formulate and implement effective National Adaptation Plans and build comprehensive roadmaps toward a climate-resilient, zero-carbon future. These efforts will fortify nations against uncertain climate outcomes, rising temperatures, rising seas, desertification, climate migration and other climate change-related impacts that can derail national efforts to support long-term equality, security, economic growth, food security, disaster risk reduction, carbon mitigation and prosperity.
Agriculture sector decision makers identify best practices for boosting resilience through peer-to-peer exchange in Philippines. Peer-to-peer exchanges are being organized to foster learning and partnership, share best practices and new technologies, and effectively link cross-cutting sectors to the National Adaptation Plans process. In a recent March meeting in the Philippines, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Climate Resilience Network, in cooperation with the Government of the Philippines, and the UNDP-FAO NAP-Ag Programme, brought together key stakeholders to establish an ongoing regional academy focused on climate services for agriculture, and share best practices on the capture, packaging and dissemination of relevant climate and weather information.
Session Recordings and PowerPoints Now Available. The NAP-Ag Webinar on'Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans' provided insight on climate change adaptation in the livestock and forestry sector, also highlighting key elements in addressing the agriculture sectors in National Adaptation Plans, and looking forward to how these plans will contribute to NDCs, SDGs and links to other global accords such as the Sendai Framework.
Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans The webinar aims to provide participants with insight on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors (crops and livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquacultures) and provide guidance on how to address agriculture in the formulation and implementation of NAPs.
Forging partnerships to catalyse synergies between adaptation, mitigation and SDG plans Building resiliency to the effects of climate change and transforming economies toward low-carbon development requires integrated, cross-cutting solutions. In this way, a new paradigm is emerging toward addressing multiple risks and delivering co-benefits across climate and non-climate drivers. This will entail connecting climate action to long-term sustainable development planning, financing and budgeting.
The Uruguay Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-AG) Team organized the first in a series of Adaptation Dialogues. These dialogues will be a key component in formulating the country's National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
9-24 February 2017, Uganda - Over three weeks, Parliamentarians, district local government officials and central government leaders in Uganda participated in trainings on mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation activities in the agriculture sectors.
The Uruguay Integrating Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Team organized and hosted the first in series of three training workshops on how to use the Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC). During the initial stages of the NAP-Ag Programme, it was determined that there was a need to build a better understanding of how to measure and assess the estimated impact of climate change on agricultural production.
Presentations Now Available! Connect with the recordings and powerpoints from this webinar presented by UNDP and FAO, together with UNITAR, which explores methods, tools and best practices to demonstrate effective institutional and individual capacity development approaches during the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Planning.
A centerpiece of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) in Thailand is its support to develop a new five-year Strategy on Climate Change in Agriculture (2017-2021). This is spearheaded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) and its Office of Agriculture Economics (OAE). The strategy was unveiled after a series of meetings by a Technical Working Group at a three-day workshop held on 23-25 November 2016 in Bangkok, organized by UNDP.
This two-day workshop supported the Government of Viet Nam in building the necessary capacity to advance its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. The workshop closely focused on building National Adaptation Plans in the agricultural sector through multi-stakeholder collaboration, and increased knowledge and capacity on a number of topics including: prioritization of adaptation options, cost-benefit analysis, overview of the broad-based nature of climate change adaption impacts, analysis of challenges, and creation of an open discussion with key stakeholders on defining a road-map for the NAP process.
UNDP aims to engage a wider audience on important issues the concern the world. The webinar, which is presented here, looks at ways in which gender can be mainstreamed in climate change adaptation planning for the agriculture sectors.
The NAP-Ag Programme is pleased to announce a series of webinars that will address technical topics related to the integration of the agriculture sectors in national adaptation planning. This series will be organized jointly between FAO and UNDP, along with other partner institutions, such as the Least Developed Expert Group (LEG) and the UNDP/UNEP NAP-Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP). To receive more information on knowledge exchange activities, as well as updates on the NAP-Ag Programme, sign up now!
26-28 July 2016, Siavonga, Zambia – Over thirty representatives from different Zambian institutions as well as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) gathered from 26 to 28 July to launch the “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plan (NAP-A
8 NOV 2016, Marrakech, Morocco - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted a side event during the Marrakech Climate Talks, COP22, to highlight the importance of integrating agricultural concerns into the overall National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. Country representatives from the Gambia, the Philippines, Thailand and Uruguay, as well as partner agencies, participated in the event.
As a follow up to a capacity needs assessment on gender knowledge in key government institutions, the FAO Kenya and the UNDP Kenya organized a three days training in Nakuru to improve the capacity to integrate gender issues in climate change adaptation planning for the agriculture sector. The training has been organized under the auspices of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans project which is part of a global support programme being implemented in eight countries (Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Uruguay, Philippines, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam).
The Government of Nepal, UNDP and the Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday launched a new project to integrate climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector. The project complements related ongoing efforts by the Ministry of Finance and National Planning Commission, and feeds into the unified National Adaptation Plan.
Kampala, 2nd August, 2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered with the Ugandan Government to integrate the agriculture sector – including crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture - in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.
While most African countries have the smallest contribution to the emission of greenhouse gases, they are the most threatened due to impact of climate change especially on agriculture. The Government of Kenya has embarked on a new programme, through the support of UNDP and FAO, to address the challenges that face its agricultural sector.
Thailand is the home to 65 million people, the majority of whom live in rural, agricultural areas. Here, the consequences of climate change will have enormous economic, cultural and environmental impacts: it threatens rice production that is central to the economy, and a few centimeters of sea level rise will submerge the capital city and devastate coastal tourism.
Representatives of Ministries of Agriculture and Ministries of the Environment from Nepal, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Viet Nam and Zambia are for the first time actively engaged in discussing how to ensure the integration of the agriculture sectors and sub-sectors in national adaptation planning processes.