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UNDP’s Outlook on Communities and Local Resilience in the Asia-Pacific

Leading up to the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum in March 2021, UNDP delivered an Outlook paper on Communities and Local Resilience. The focus of this background document is on communities and local resilience and it presents information on progress, gaps and challenges in strengthening resilience of communities, around the five key enablers that guided the discussions at 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network (APAN) Forum: policy and climate governance; planning and processes; science and assessment; technologies and practices; and finance and investment.

Design of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System of Marine and Coastal Zones in Guatemala | July 2020

Document outlining the design and development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System (MER) for Marine-Coastal Zones for the Climate Change Adaptation Component of the National Climate Change Information System (SNICC), with the establishment of baselines and Indicators in priority areas of biological importance.

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) with the support of UNDP's NDC Support Programme.

Development of Groundwater Management Strategy in Cambodia: Institutional Assessment, Capacity Building Plan and Proposed Key Components of Ground Water Management | 2020

Cambodia is considered one of the most water-abundant countries in Asia and has an economy highly dependent on water. However, groundwater management in the country is challenged by the lack of proper monitoring systems and regulation.

National Drought Study | Cambodia, 2020

There have been many drought incidences in Cambodia, but limited evidence regarding their underlying factors. This national drought study is an effort to develop and propose nationally adopted drought indicators for the country, integrating global academic literature and technical reports on drought in Cambodia. The study intended to localize the existing regional drought platform and validate this information using available data from Cambodia.

Strengthening monitoring and evaluation for adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors

The importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation has been highlighted at global level, including under the Paris Agreement. Simultaneously, adaptation M&E systems are beginning to emerge at the national level in the context of national planning and budgeting processes. This technical guidance note details how to develop M&E systems for adaptation planning in agriculture sectors.

Regional brief on NAPs: Latin America in focus

This Regional Briefing on National Adaptation Plans with a focus on countries in Latin America aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the region and highlight emerging issues, provide key messages, considerations and recommendations to strengthen adaptation planning schemes.

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Regional brief on NAPs: Latin America in focus

This Regional Briefing on National Adaptation Plans with a focus on countries in Latin America aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the region and highlight emerging issues, provide key messages, considerations and recommendations to strengthen adaptation planning schemes.

Spanish 

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: 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.

VILLAGE VULNERABILITY AND CLIMATE RISK INDEX - Strategic Planning and Action to Strengthen Climate Resilience of Communities in Nusa Tenggara Timor province (SPARC)

Village vulnerability and climate risk index for East Nusa Tenggara, conducted under the project 'Strategic Planning and Action to Strengthen Climate Resilience of Communities in Nusa Tenggara Timor province (SPARC). The report finds that while village vulnerability levels in NTT Province generally declined between 2005 and 2011, if efforts are not made to improve the resilience, vulnerability will likely increase in the future. Adaptation efforts or programs need to be done as early as possible and prioritized in villages with medium to very high climate risks.

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