Supporting developing countries to advance national adaptation plans (NAPs)

Projects

Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)

The joint UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme supports partner countries to identify and integrate climate adaptation measures for the agricultural sectors into relevant national planning and budgeting processes. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Guatemala

Guatemala is vulnerable to frequent natural disasters. It’s not just the country’s geographical location that leaves it susceptible. Poor housing, high malnutrition and unemployment also compound the situation to make the country’s inhabitants more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with indigenous communities and farmers being among the most affected. In an effort to increase resilience, Guatemala developed a National Climate Change Action Plan (Plan de Acción Nacional de Cambio Climático, PANCC) that incorporates mitigation and adaptation priority actions.

National Adaptation Plans in Liberia

The GCF-funded project "To advance the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process for medium-term investment planning in climate-sensitive sectors (i.e.

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Kenya

Agriculture contributes approximately 30.3 percent of Kenya’s GDP and another 27 percent indirectly via linkages to agro-based industries and the service sector. Increased temperatures and variation in precipitation are expected to affect crops, livestock and threatening livelihoods.

Supporting LDCs to advance National Adaptation Plans

The NAP-GSP  is assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The Global Support Programme on NAPs has been set up to assist countries to bring greater focus and attention to medium and long-term climate change adaptation planning as well as budgeting

 

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The National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) is a UNDP-UNEP programme, financed by the LDCF. 

National Adaptation Plans Readiness in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The “National Adaptation Plans Readiness in Democratic Republic of the Congo” support grant from the Green Climate Fund will provide resources for readiness and preparatory activities and technical assistance to build capacity to undertake GCF-related activities and develop a strategic framework for engagement with GCF.  

Senegal National Adaptation Plan

The "Senegal National Adaptation Plan" project will strengthen the capacity of sectoral ministries and local governments to better assess the implications of climate change and to adjust existing policies and budgets for the integration of medium- and long-term climate change risks and adaptation measures.

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Thailand

Agriculture contributes 11.6 percent of Thailand’s GDP and employs approximately 40 percent of the labor force (2012).  As the world’s leading exporter of rice crops, production is particularly sensitive to increases in temperature and variability in precipitation.

Economics of Climate Change Adaptation Programme in Asia and the Pacific

The Economics of Climate Change Adaptation Programme in Asia and the Pacific

The objective of this programme, the first phase of which ran between 2012 and 2015, was to strengthen the capacity of technical officers in Ministries of Planning/Finance, as well as line Ministries (Environment, Agriculture, Water, Public Works, and others) to assess economic costs and benefits when evaluating different adaptation alternatives, as they relate to medium- and long-term national, sub-national and sectoral development plans.

Advancing medium and long-term adaptation planning and budgeting in Niger

The “Advancing medium and long-term adaptation planning and budgeting in Niger” project will address the main challenges to integrating climate change adaptation into planning and budgeting in Niger, as identified in its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Stocktaking Report and under the framework of the LEG Technical Guidelines.

Programme for the Support of the National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Mali

Like other countries in the Sahel, Mali is susceptible to climate variability and is suffering from the impacts of global climate change. According to forecasts, rainfall will fluctuate even more in the future and the frequency of extreme events such as drought or heavy rain will increase. The poorest groups are harder hit by the impacts of climate change because they depend directly on natural resources for their livelihoods.

Building Capacity of Negotiators in LDCs

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Environment (UNEP) have jointly launched a global support programme to assist Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to strategically engage in intergovernmental climate change negotiation processes.
 

Integrating adaptation into cities, infrastructure and local planning in Uruguay

This GCF-financed project will support the Government of Uruguay to advance its National Adaptation Planning process in cities and local governments (NAP-Cities).

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Vietnam

Viet Nam’s agriculture contributes 18.1 percent of the GDP and employs approximately 47 percent of the labor force. Considered to be one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, impacts will vary significantly depending on the location.

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Colombia

Colombia launched its National Adaptation Plan (Plan Nacional de Adaptación al Cambio Climático, PNACC) in 2012. This milestone document was followed in 2013 by a Road Map for the country’s National Adaptation Plan (Hoja de ruta para la elaboración de los planes de adaptación dentro del PNACC).

Supporting Non-LDCs to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

The National Adaptation Plan - Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) for non-Least Developed Countries (non-LDCs) commenced in July 2015. The NAP-GSP is funded by the Special Climate Change Fund of the Global Environment Facility. The programme is a support mechanism to countries engaged in national adaptation planning processes. NAP-GSP will provide technical support on NAP processes to non-LDCs in the following areas:
 
(1)  Institutional support to develop NAP road-maps

Chad National Adaptation Plan

The “Chad National Adaptation Plan Advancement Project” is intended to integrate climate change adaptation into medium- and long-term planning and budgeting of climate-sensitive sectors to support the nation in achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement as well as global goals for low-carbon climate-resilient development. 

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Uganda

Agriculture is a crucial sector for Uganda; accounting for approximately 21.9 percent of Uganda’s GDP, 85 percent of its export earnings and 68 percent of total employment. Climate change impacts are expected to be especially hard on poor farmers, who lack education, access to resources, and tend to rely on one crop (coffee) for their income.

Supporting Indonesia to advance their NAP process

NAP-GSP support to Indonesia

In response to a request from the Government of Indonesia in 2017, Indonesia received supported from the NAP-GSP with a stock-taking exercise to identify gaps and needs to advance the NAP process as well as key areas for adaptation planning through the enhancement of its National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation (RAN-API).

Formulation and Advancement of the National Adaptation Plan Process in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is experiencing the adverse effects of climate change, including sea level rise in coastal areas, increasing severity of tropical cyclones and extreme rainfall events.

Building Resilience of Health Systems in Asian Least Developed Countries to Climate Change

Climate change brings with it serious risks to public health, particularly in Asia.  While heat waves are expected to increase morbidity and mortality in vulnerable groups, altered rain patterns and water flows will impact crop production and thus increase malnutrition.  At the same time, changes in air and water temperatures, as well as increased incidence of extreme events, will affect transmission of infections diseases.  Those in low-lying coastal zones and flood plains are particularly at risk. 

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Uruguay

While agriculture only contribute 9 percent to Uruguay’s GDP, resulting agricultural products constitute 65 percent of total exports. With a temperate climate, increases in precipitation provide important climate mitigation opportunities for carbon sequestration.

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: The Gambia

The agriculture sectors in the Gambia heavily feature subsistence farming, mostly of cereals, and the farming of cash crops, such as groundnuts and cotton. Crop production employs roughly 70 percent of the population and generates 33 percent of GDP. The country is highly susceptible to sea-level rise, which could cause major damage to the country’s important coastal economic development assets.

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Zambia

Agriculture contributes 9.6 percent of Zambia’s GDP, but employs almost two thirds of the labor force.  With endemic poverty, and small scale rain fed farms being the norm, the country is particularly vulnerable to variations in climate conditions.

Supporting Bangladesh to advance their NAP process

 A NAP in focus: Lessons from Bangladesh publication prepared in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh.

Supporting Armenia to advance their NAP process

Status of assistance to Armenia for their NAP process:

Through the NAP-GSP, UNDP provided NAP technical support for Armenia with a stakeholders’ consultation in December 2016. 
 
This included a rapid capacity assessment and stakeholder identification to advance the NAP process. 
 
The consultation was followed up by a the development of a Stocktaking Report for the NAP process in Armenia, and a preliminary roadmap to advance the NAP process in February 2017.