Plans and policies of relevance to NAPs for Non-Least Developed Countries (non-LDCs)
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The National Climate Change Strategy’s key objective is to improve the identification and assessment of climate change impacts, with a focus on development, infrastructure and economic security. The country has already been proactively undertaking response measures through the implementation of the National Strategy for Social and Economic Development until 2030.
The first document to address climate change concerns of the country, the National Climate Change Response Strategy was formulated through a participatory process involving a wide range of stakeholders. Climate change has already had profound effects on the people of Kenya, the La Niña droughts in 2000 left more than 4.7 million facing starvation. To respond to these challenges, the document outlines a number of actions including the establishment of a climate change legislation as well as a climate change secretariat to ensure effective implementation of these actions.
RMI a collection of 34 low lying coral atolls, is amongst the most vulnerable countries. At a relatively low stage of development, climate change impacts are likely to exacerbate existing socio-economic and cultural vulnerabilities of the country. In response, the government has drafted the National Climate Change Policy Framework that focuses on development of adaptation and energy security measures to build climate resilience of the nation.
With a third of the population below the poverty line and half the adult population illiterate, PNG faces tough socio-economic challenges. As these challenges are likely to be exacerbated by climate change, the interim action plan aims to develop a climate compatible development strategy that will foster environmentally-sustainable economic growth. Among the adaptation measures identified in this plan, the three priority plans to be launched immediately are – response to malaria, coastal flooding and inland flooding.