NAPs side events at COP19

Advancing the NAP process: mapping country progress and sources of support

Wednesday 20 Nov, 13:15 to 14:45        
Room 2 - GEF, GIZ, UNDP, and UNEP

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This side event enhanced participants understanding of the progress that countries have made so far on NAPs, their needs for additional support, and the evolving landscape of financial and technical assistance towards the NAP process.

Mohamed Zmerli of the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture and Environment and Christoph Feldkötter, head of the BMZ-commissioned Climate Protection Programme for Developing Countries at GIZ, introduced the tools developed by GIZ for the NAP process and highlighted the crucial need for coordination between key actors and supporters of the process.

Christoph Feldkötter explained that at GIZ, tools have been or are being developed for stocktaking, for the analysis of planning processes, for vulnerability analysis, and for monitoring and evaluation. These tools further operationalize the Technical Guidelines for National Adaptation Planning developed by the Least Developed Countries’ Expert Group under the UNFCCC.

The Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning (SNAP) tool analyses a country´s point of departure for the NAP process, based on seven ‘key ingredients’ or ‘success factors’.

Mohamed Zmerli presented the practical application of the stocktaking tool in Tunisia in September 2013 – where the tool was found to be very useful in bringing relevant stakeholders together and taking initial stock of the present status of adaptation in Tunisia.

Key speakers: GEF Secretariat, delegates from Malawi and Bangladesh (TBD), and Mr. Christoph Feldkötter, GIZ, Representative from the Directorate General for the Environment and Quality of Life, Tunisia.

Contact: Mr. Roland Sundstrom;

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Climate Change impacts and actions: views from the most vulnerable

Thursday 14 Nov -  A side event to COP19 was held by Nepal and Clean Energy Nepal to discuss the climate change adaptation needs of vulnerable LDC countries - in particular, Nepal. 
LDCs are the most vulnerable group of countries to the adverse impacts of climate change and have the least capacity to deal with such challenges. 
This side event highlighted climate vulnerabilities and impacts, and stressed the urgent actions that are required by LDCs to adapt to the damaging effects of climate change. The support needed for LDCs to addresss these needs was also raised.

The panel session was followed by a Q&A - see the film clips below.

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Work of the LEG in supporting NAPs and NAPAs

12 November 2013: 

At this event side to COP19, the LEG shared its work in supporting NAPAs and NAPs in LDCs, focusing on activities in 2013 and those planned for 2014. A presentation on NAP-GSP was given.
The session included technical guidance on NAPs, support needs for LDCs for NAPs, updates on regional training workshops, collaboration with GEF and it's agencies, technical support and advice on NAPAs and the LDC work programme.
Regarding the NAP-GSP, the panel noted that LDCs welcome the GSP on NAPs and look forward to support to individual countries for the formulation of NAPs.

UNFCCC/ PROVIA side event: National Adaptation Planning Guidance Tool

Thursday 14 Nov, 15:00 - 16:30

This session shared PROVIA's new Guidance for Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation with the LEG Technical Guidelines for the National Adaptation Plan process.

Key speakers: LDC delegates and experts
More info: Mr. Paul Desanker;    +49 228 8151 362

Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs): experiences and lessons learned

Friday 15 Nov, 20:15 - 21:45
Room 1  - Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)

This side event follows on from a workshop where 10 countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America shared their experiences in developing plans for the agriculture and livestock sector, and aims to synthesize lessons.

Speakers:  Gabrielle Kissinger, Lexeme Consulting (Moderator); Erick Fernandez, World Bank; Sara María Campos, Min. of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), Colombia; Richard Leresian Lesiyampe, Min. of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya.         

More info: Ms. Cecilia Schubert;     +46 0 708 661 383

Mapping Population Vulnerability and Resilience for Adaptation

Saturday 16 Nov, 13:15 - 14:45 
Room 2 - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

This event strengthened data and evidence base for National Adaptation Plans, focussed on data disaggregation for vulnerability assessment, and explored solutions to reduce costs of adaptation and increase economic benefits.                          

More info: Mr. Daniel Schensul;   +1 212 2975236

Build resilience and reduce climate risks to support NAPs with focus on Food Security, Health and DRR

Tuesday 19 Nov, 18:30 - 20:00  
Room 1 - WHO 

This event contributed to an improved understanding and awareness of the tools, approaches and strategies for building community resilience and reducing disaster risk with focus on health, food security and ecosystems and showcased efforts in supporting development of NAPs                

More info: Ms. Marina Maiero;        +41 792 134304