Supporting developing countries to advance national adaptation plans (NAPs)

Projects

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

Agriculture is a crucial sector in Uganda, accounting for approximately 21.9 percent of its GDP, 85 percent of its export earnings, and 68 percent of total employment. The country is experiencing the effects of climate change including increased temperatures, frequent disease and insect infestations, disrupted rainfall patterns, and frequent floods, droughts and extreme weather events. This has severe impacts on agriculture, making the sector highly vulnerable to climate change. 
 

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: Colombia

Colombia is a country with a high vulnerability to climate change. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, agricultural production has been seriously affected due to the occurrence of extreme climate events, especially during phenomena such as La Niña and El Niño whose characteristics are strong periods of drought followed by intense rain. 
 
To tackle these challenges, the country is working to ensure that priority sectors are able to cope with and adapt to the effects of climate change.

 

 

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 Moldova to advance their NAP Process

 

Country background, Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement

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.

Supporting Indonesia to advance their NAP process

Country background, Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement

Supporting Armenia to advance their NAP process

Country background, Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement

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

The agriculture sectors, in particular livestock farming, plays a major role in the Uruguayan economy, accounting for 7 percent of the GDP and 70 percent of the country’s total exports. 
 
Over the last decade, the agricultural sectors have experienced a period of rapid growth, intensification and modernization. However, agriculture production remains highly exposed to climate change and climate variability, with floods and droughts during the same period becoming more intense.
 

National Adaptation Plans in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The project to “Advance the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process for medium-term investment planning in climate sensitive sectors in Bosnia-Herzegovina (B&H)” will support the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process and reach goals outlined in the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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

The agriculture sectors in the Gambia employ roughly 70 percent of the population and generate 33 percent of GDP. The major crops consist of maize, sorghum, rice, millet, groundnuts and cotton. Crop production is dependent on rain-fed agriculture, making it vulnerable to rainfall variability. Besides shifting precipitation patterns, sea level rise threatens to inundate forest and mangrove areas and increase salinity levels in the River Gambia estuary.
 

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

Viet Nam’s agricultural sector contributes 18.1 percent to its GDP and employs approximately 47 percent of the labour force. Viet Nam has seven different climate regions with variations of temperature, rainfall patterns, and frequencies/ intensities of cyclones, floods, and droughts.
 

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

Zambia is highly vulnerable to climate change as its socio-economic development and livelihoods are very much dependent on natural resources.
 
Almost 72 percent of the Zambian population are engaged in agricultural activities, of which almost 65 percent are women. Many are smallholder farmers that are reliant on rain-fed agriculture and unsustainable land use practices, which leaves them extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change and variability.
 

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

In Thailand agriculture constitutes 10.5 percent of the GDP (2014) and employs approximately  25 million people, accounting for 42 percent of the labour force. Over 80 percent of the country's poor live in rural areas (as of 2014) and are particularly dependent on agriculture. Climate change impacts are projected to increase the frequency and severity of floods, droughts, extreme weather events, sea level rise, and high temperatures.

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

Guatemala is particularly vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. Heavy rains, violent storms and prolonged droughts are threatening the agricultural sectors and consequently the food security in the country. It is not just the country’s geographical location that leaves it susceptible, but 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.
 

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

The agricultural sectors form the basis of Kenya’s economy and employ a large percentage of the population. Over 80 percent of the population derive their livelihoods mainly from agricultural activities and the agricultural sector constitutes about a quarter of the GDP.
 

National Adaptation Plans in Armenia

With financing from the Green Climate Fund, the "National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to advance medium and long-term adaptation planning in Armenia" project will support the Government of Armenia to develop a national plan for climate change adaptation through an iterative process focused on strengthening foundational capacities to ensure that they are institutionalized for long-term sustainability.

National Adaptation Plans in Ecuador

Through the “Green Climate Fund Readiness and Preparatory Support for National Adaptation Plan in Ecuador” project, the Government of Ecuador is working to develop a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, build adaptive capacity in prioritized sectors, and facilitate the coherent integration of climate change adaptation into development planning processes, policies and strategies related to food sovereignty, agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries; productive and strategic sectors; health; water patrimony; natural heritage; a

National Adaptation Plans in Armenia

With financing from the Green Climate Fund, the "National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to advance medium and long-term adaptation planning in Armenia" project will support the Government of Armenia to develop a national plan for climate change adaptation through an iterative process focused on strengthening foundational capacities to ensure that they are institutionalized for long-term sustainability.

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).

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 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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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.