Inception Report - NAP-Ag Uruguay


The goal of the workshop is to launch the project and the set the scene for the NAP-Ag process. Public and private organizations from all agricultural sectors are invited to participate in this event. The work will be successful if the participating institutions and organizations take ownership of the process and internalize it in the planning management. The MGAP has defined adaptation to climate change and variability as one of its main policies. Through strategic actions is working to reduce the vulnerabilities associated with food production and to manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. The National adaptation plans to climate change and variability were established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Cancun 2010) as a tool to promote the integration of the adaptation policies with the national strategies and budgets. In 2016, Uruguay begins the elaboration of a NAP-Ag with the support of UNDP and FAO, through funding from the German Ministry of Environment and Environmental Conservation (BMUB). This plan seeks to integrate the actions of adaptation to climate change and variability being implemented by the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) and to identify knowledge and capability gaps to reduce the vulnerability to climate impacts by building adaptive capacity and resilience. It also seeks to consistently integrate the adaptation to climate change and variability in the agricultural development policies and adaptation plans nationwide. The formulation stage of the NAP-Ag is planned to be completed in 2018. However, the plan is conceived as a continuous and iterative process that serves as a roadmap to guide public policies in the medium and long term. Moreover the NAP-Ag will contribute to achieve the goals proposed by Uruguay in its INDC towards the Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC of December 2015.

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