Supporting developing countries to advance national adaptation plans (NAPs)

Projects

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: Vietnam

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 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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Supporting Bangladesh to advance their NAP process

With support from Norway, a National NAP road map has been produced by a team of national experts in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and UNDP. Bangladesh has subsequently applied for LDCF funding through UNDP support to facilitate the implementation of this road map. The GSP provided a review for this road-map.

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.

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 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.

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 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: 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 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).

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.

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.

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.

Building Resilience of Health Systems in Asian LDCs to Climate Change

Climate change brings with it serious risks to public health, particularly in Asia which is vulnerable to its impacts.  Heat waves will increase morbidity and mortality in vulnerable groups.  Altered rain patterns and water flows will impact crop production and thus increase malnutrition.  And 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.  The problem is exacerbated in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), where adaptive capacit

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

The Integrating Agriculture in NAPs programme targets eight countries: Kenya, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Viet Nam and Zambia.   The programme aims to assist decision makers in programme countries to integrate climate change concerns that affect agriculture based livelihoods into national  and sector planning and budgeting processes. The initiative plans to expand assistance to include other countries in the Pacific, Asia, Africa as well as Latin America and the Caribbean regions.