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In March, we were thrilled to launch our webinar series on key topics related to the NAP process, with the first episode on “Sector Integration in the NAP Process” featuring Dr. Orville Grey, Jamaica’s Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, and John Furlow, USAID. You can watch a recording and read the presentations from this webinar here.
Register for the next webinar in the series to be held on April 28, which will focus on “Vertical Integration in NAP Processes: Linking national and sub-national adaptation” featuring guest presentations Aditya Bahadur, Action on Climate Today, and Angie Dazé, lead author of our recent guidance note on vertical integration.
Two other webinar series that may be of interest to network members:
“This is feasible, it's realistic, it's doable and we have to do it right now.” Watch our new video featuring interviews from a Caribbean NAP Assembly held in Grenada in October 2016.
With only 20 percent of global funds for climate action going towards adaptation and 80 percent to mitigation, there’s still a long way to go on adaptation financing, argues Saleemul Huq in the Dhaka Tribune.
Why does bilateral coordination in the NAP process matter? Read our blog based on presentations from John Furlow, USAID.
Linking national and sub-national adaptation planning processes. Read our new sNAPshot policy brief that gives an overview on getting started with vertical integration in the NAP process. Stay tuned for accompanying country briefs in this subset of sNAPshots.
National mandates for the NAP process. A national-level mandate can provide a legal and/or political basis for the NAP process; a new report from International Institute for Environment and Development describes mandates that countries have introduced.
Adaptation finance in the Pacific. Read the Stockholm Environment Institute’s new working paper on Climate finance in the Pacific: An overview of flows to the region’s Small Island Developing States.
The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh has launched a new NAP Solidarity Program. Through the program’s South-South Knowledge Exchange, ICCCAD is offering to host groups or individuals from LDCs or from other countries who wish to visit Bangladesh to take advantage of learning from their experiences with the NAP process (please note those participating in the exchange must pay for their own travel and accommodation). Find out more.
Kenya has submitted its NAP to the UNFCCC Secretariat. The document, titled Enhanced climate resilience towards the attainment of Vision 2030 and beyond, outlines Kenya’s national circumstances, coordination of adaptation actions, a climate hazard and vulnerability analysis, adaptation actions, and adaptation monitoring and evaluation.
South Africa has launched a climate change reference atlas. A news release from the South African Weather Service says the atlas will create “an accessible climate basis for national and local scale climate change impact, adaptation and response planning” and contribute to the NAP process.
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Guinea-Bissau: Building a Roadmap for National Adaptation Planning (via UNDP)
• Cambodia: Consultation Workshop on Financing Strategy for the National Adaptation Plan (Cambodia's Department of Climate Change)
• Morocco: Plan national d'adaptation climatique: Les régions pilotes en rang serré
• Viet Nam: Building Capacity to Advance National Adaptation Plan
• Sri Lanka: Building resilience through economic diversification
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