As countries implement their climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, UNDP’s lead for adaptation planning, Rohini Kohli, outlines seven ways we need to scale up adaptation – and what UNDP is doing, with partners, to help.
UNDP’s policy and institutional support on climate change adaptation planning and policy is delivered through the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes in Developing and Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The NAPs are carried out in an integrated approach linking to NDCs and contribute to UNDP’s Climate Promise. At the core of NAPs is a commitment to accelerate climate action and action on SDGs through mainstreaming climate risk at all levels of development- local, national, regional and global.
UNDP’s climate change adaptation portfolio in Africa represents over US$300 million in adaptation-related investments from vertical funds, so African nations are supported in addressing the challenges of the climate crisis, and can build resilient livelihoods and accelerate action on the Paris Agreement.
The Asia Pacific region is home to over half the world’s population and has challenges such as rapid urbanization, a rising middle class, aging populations, technological changes, and critically, the impacts of climate change. UNDP is supporting countries to accelerate progress through whole-of-society, integrated solutions that address the multi-dimensional nature of the challenges at hand.
Private sector mapping, outreach, and engagement in climate-responsive agrifood systems
This guidance note illustrates three broad intervention areas. These interventions are crucial to addressing barriers to private sector engagement (PSE) in climate action such as a perceived gap in the alignment of public and private sector objectives, a limited understanding of climate risks and business opportunities, insufficient incentives, and a lack opportunities and investable ideas that are of adequate scale which offer risk adjusted returns for their investment.
Thailand SCALA Inception Report
This Inception Report complements SCALA Thailand project documentation with the outcomes of the inception activities. It specifies the inception activities undertaken by UNDP and FAO, in close collaboration with two focal government agencies appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) – which are the Agricultural Economics (OAE) and the Land Development Department (LDD) to determine the scope and areas of SCALA programme implementation in Thailand.
Progress in developing a national monitoring and evaluation system for adaptation in the agriculture sector: a multi-country case study
This case study aims to provide an overview and analysis of lessons learned from different approaches used in nine countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in which the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) programme was implemented, to promote monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of adaptation in the agriculture sectors as part of National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. The case study focus on concrete country experiences in advancing adaptation M&E in the agriculture sector.
Egypt SCALA Inception Report
This Inception Report complements SCALA Egypt project documentation with the outcomes of the inception activities. It specifies the SCALA inception activities undertaken by FAO and UNDP, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoEnv), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR), and Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWRI) to determine the scope and areas of SCALA programme implementation in Egypt. The report summarizes in-country consultations to determine the country’s priorities and needs and take stock of existing data availability and expertise.
Mongolia SCALA Inception Report
This Inception Report complements SCALA Mongolia project documentation with the outcomes of the inception activities. It specifies the inception activities undertaken by UNDP and FAO, in close collaboration with with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry (MoFALI) and Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to determine the scope and areas of SCALA programme implementation in Mongolia.
Regional brief on NAPs: Latin America in focus
This regional briefing provides step-by-step messaging to operationalize adaptation within public policies - and within a sectorial and intersectoral planning framework -, the strategies proposed in the National Adaptation Plans to reduce vulnerability to the negative effects of climate change in the Latin America region.
Regional Briefing on NAPs: MENA in focus
This Regional Briefing on National Adaptation Plans with a focus on countries in the Middle East and North Africa aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the region and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.
Regional briefing on NAPs: Asia-Pacific in focus
This Regional Briefing on Asia- Pacific National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the Asia and Pacific region (excluding Central Asia), and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.
Regional briefing on NAPs: Caribbean in focus
This regional briefing on NAPs for the Caribbean aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of Caribbean countries, and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.
Regional Briefing on NAPs: Africa in focus
This briefing aims to provide a brief overview of NAP experiences in African developing countries, highlighting emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.
UNDP is a steering committee member for the Adaptation Action Coalition launched in 2021 by the UK COP Presidency in partnership with Bangladesh, Egypt, Malawi, the Netherlands and Saint Lucia. The AAC drives global advocacy on adaptation and prioritizes work streams on locally led action, health, water and infrastructure.
The ARA is a global, collaborative effort to increase investment and opportunities for action research to develop and inform effective adaptation solutions. UNDP is a member of the Adaptation Research Alliance with a specific focus on strengthening adaptation metrics as well as knowledge and research for adaptation planning.