Sectoral Adaptation Planning: Good Practices from the NAP-Ag Programme

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Today
Event Dates

13 November 2017

Monday, 13 November 2017 (12:30-14:00) | UNDP Pavilion - Green Zone |  Bonn Germany

Climate change adaptation in agriculture is a foremost priority in developing countries. According to a FAO analysis of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), 93% of developing countries included agriculture in their adaptation needs. The process of formulating and implementing National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) while addressing the agricultural sectors provides a tool for the implementation of the adaptation commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The process to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans was established under the Cancun Adaptation Framework as a mechanism to enhance medium- to long-term climate change adaptation planning and implementation in least developed and developing countries. Specifically, NAPs aim to reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity and resilience, and to facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation into relevant new and existing policies, programmes and activities, within all relevant sectors and at different levels, as appropriate.

As the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on Climate Actions connects the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate change, NAPs provide a vehicle to deliver not only on the national adaptation priorities under the Paris Agreement but also on broader development commitments.

Through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans programme (NAP-Ag), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are working together with ministries of Agriculture, Environment, Planning and Finance, and key national stakeholders in Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, The Gambia, Uganda, Uruguay, Viet Nam and Zambia to incorporate agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans processes. In doing so, the programme aims to safeguard livelihoods, raise agricultural production and boost food security. In all target countries, agricultural sectors, including forestry and fisheries, have been identified as the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but also key to ensuring food security and reducing poverty. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

The side event will bring together NAP-Ag country representatives and experts in the field of climate change adaptation in agriculture to discuss ongoing activities in the formulation and implementation of NAPs and their contributions to the Paris Agreement and 2030 agenda through their NDC’s.

Organizers of the side-event

UNDP and FAO are organizing this panel in association with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) within the UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in NAPs (NAP-Ag) Programme. Further information on the NAP-Ag programme is available at: adaptation-undp.org/naps-agriculture and www.fao.org/in-action/naps

Partners:  BMUB, FAO, UNDP and Global Water Partnership

Focal points: Julia Wolf, FAO (Julia.Wolf@fao.org) and Rohini Kohli (Rohini.Kohli@undp.org)

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