Reports and Publications of relevance to Country Teams

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Progress, experience, best practices, lessons learned, gaps, needs and support provided and received in the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans

This document compiles information on progress, experience, best practices, lessons learned, gaps and needs , support received by developing country Parties and support provided by developed country Parties in the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans as at 9 February 2018, in accordance with decision 4/CP.21, paragraph 12 ( c ) .

Using impact evaluation to improve policymaking for climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors

Impact evaluation (IE) enables programme managers and policymakers to plan interventions in a rational and evidence-based manner. While a range of evaluation methods exists, this briefing note provides an overview of rigorous and quantitatively sound IE methods. These methods provide programme managers and policymakers with thorough evidence on the impact of adaptation interventions, allowing them to make informed policy choices on adaptation options. By engaging in detailed, evidence-based evaluation, policymakers and programme managers can address critical elements for the formulation and implementation of the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

Institutional capacity assessment approach for national adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors

The briefing note highlights the need to apply a country-driven institutional capacity development approach for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) for more impactful and sustainable climate adaptation action.

Promoting gender-responsive adaptation in the agriculture sectors: Entry points within National Adaptation Plans

Using the framework of the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process, this brief provides an overview of the key issues to consider as well as the main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the development of NAPs for the agriculture sectors.

A Review of Domestic Data Sources for Climate Finance Flows in Recipient Countries

Improved national financial monitoring systems will increase accountability on climate change spending and foster transparency for global efforts to reach the goals outlined through the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a joint study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Finance Group (GFLAC).

UNDP and the Private Sector: 25 Years of Partnership on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Energy

This report presents UNDP private sector partnerships that focus on helping developing countries deliver zero-carbon, risk-informed, sustainable development. The aims of these partnerships are aligned with international processes, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The report summarises UNDP’s work collaborating with the private sector between 2000-2016, along three thematic areas: Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy.

Addressing Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary guidelines

FAO Publication. The Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans - Supplementary guidelines (referred to hereafter as the NAP–Ag Guidelines) accompany the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Technical Guidelines prepared by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) of the UNFCCC, by providing specific guidance for the agricultural sectors.

Emissions Gap Report

The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It also calls for efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2017 presents an assessment of current national mitigation efforts and the ambitions countries have presented in their Nationally Determined Contributions, which form the foundation of the Paris Agreement.

Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800 000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization's Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in the past 70 years are without precedent.

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