The Integrating Agriculture in NAPs Programme supports partner countries to identify and integrate climate adaptation measures for the agricultural sector into relevant national planning and budgeting processes. It is a multi-year initiative funded by the German Government that responds to country driven needs. This integration will help to enhance:
  • institutional capacities and processes for operationalizing climate response strategies in the sector.
  • access to international climate finance sources such as GEF and Green Climate Fund.
  • more strategic allocations of national budgets earmarked for adaptation investments.

News

Talking about challenges and opportunities for adaptation to climate change in four regions of Colombia

Using the Three Horizons Methodology for innovation, joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) facilitates dialogues to improve climate governance in Colombia and rethink the way the country integrates agriculture into climate change planning processes. 

Bringing adaptation into the Francophone Cluster of the Partnership for Transparency in the Paris Agreement

In late May, in Douala, Cameroon, a three-day workshop on “How to measure, monitor, evaluate and report on the progress in implementing climate change adaptation measures” took place. Organised by the NAP-Ag team and attended by 57 participants from 21 countries, the objective of the workshop was to sensitise and strengthen technical capacities for a monitoring system that serves both national and international needs.

NAP-Ag in Uruguay supports development of loss and damage estimation protocol

Uruguay´s NAP–Ag project is providing support to develop a systematic protocol for estimations of loss and damage in agriculture due to climate events. Methodical estimations of loss and damage are important for effective climate risk management, to support policies and programs in reducing the impact of climate change in agriculture and promote adaptation.

Zambia is stepping up efforts for a climate-resilient future

Two back-to-back workshops took place in Lusaka between 21 - 23 May, to convene representatives from line Ministries, relevant sectors and institutions, and all key stakeholders, to outline next steps for drafting a roadmap for the development and implementation of a NAP in the agricultural sectors.

Climate scenarios through Statistical Downscaling for Uruguay

News about results of “Climate scenarios through Statistical Downscaling for Uruguay” study, based on new Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC) tool which can be used to analyze climate risks and assess climate vulnerabilities. 

 

Connecting people with planning in Uruguay

As Uruguay advances in its commitments toward climate-resilient and low-carbon development, the country embraces social inclusion, sectoral adaptation plans and a coordinated approach to reaching its goals
 

Innovative and integrated approaches to agriculture adaptation planning

New reports from the FAO-UNDP NAP-Ag Programme highlight the role of gender, capacity assessments, cost-benefit analysis, impact evaluation, and monitoring and evaluation in integrating agriculture into National Adaptation Plans.

NAP Expo 2018 delivers vibrant exchange on climate change adaptation planning

The global NAP Expo 2018 offered three days of rich and vibrant exchanges on climate change adaptation planning, delivering on its aim to support global goals for low-carbon, climate-resilient development through improved climate governance.

Principles in Practice: Integrating Adaptation into Long-term Strategies

Integrating climate change adaptation into long-term planning is key to securing social and economic development, as the impacts of climate change are already affecting development outcomes.

Planning for Paris

Through improved climate change adaptation planning, countries across the world trigger climate actions to reach the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Resources

As the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of adaptation at the national level is becoming ever more important, a number of countries have built their own M&E frameworks, with others stating their intention do so in the near future. This document provides an overview of the potential steps needed in designing an adaptation M&E framework and plan for 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).

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.