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Applying RAPTA to Indigenous People’s Green Climate Fund Concept Notes

Training-Workshop to Develop Concept Notes of Indigenous Peoples for the Green Climate Fund for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Read the final report from this training workshop that provided participants with unique insights and methodologies to more effectively include indigenous peoples in project implementation and design.

A study of LDC capacity at the UNFCCC

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) represent 48 of the 197 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Not only are they the world’s poorest economies, they are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Since 2001, they have acted together as the LDC Group in UNFCCC negotiations. But as well as providing assistance, this has aggregated individual country experiences, opinions and interests, creating challenges, particularly when trying to remedy individual countries’ struggles to participate, monitor and implement decisions back home. This paper aims to address this disconnect by analysing LDC feedback on how they prepare, analyse, report and disseminate information on the UNFCCC negotiations.

The Paris Agreement and the LDCs

At the end of 2015, the 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered in Paris for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21). On 12 December, they adopted the Paris Agreement, contained in Decision 1/CP.21. Marking the successful end to negotiations that started at COP17 in Durban four years earlier, the agreement is an important milestone for the poorest members of the international community. This paper provides an analysis of the Paris Agreement and the relevant sections of Decision 1/CP.21 that give effect to the agreement, based on the positions of the 48 Least Developed Countries.

Options for the Legal Form of the Paris Outcome

By: Achala Abeysinghe, Caroline Prolo
There are various legal options for the form of the final outcome from the COP21 to be held in Paris that comes under the three broad options listed in the Durban Decision.

National adaptation plans; Understanding mandates and sharing experiences

The impacts of climate change increasingly threaten communities around the world, particularly in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). National adaptation plans (NAPs) allow developing countries to identify their adaptation needs; develop and implement strategies and programmes to address those needs; and enable actions to protect vulnerable communities. But developing a NAP is not always straightforward. This paper considers the benefits and challenges of implementing a national mandate to provide the impetus to develop a NAP, assign responsibilities and encourage cross-sectoral participation, exploring the legal forms such a mandate could take and sharing experiences from LDCs undergoing the NAP p

CIRDA Achievements 2015

An overview of CIRDA Programme achievements in 2015. CIRDA’s annual work plan envisioned a target of USD 1.6 million for 2015. The budget contemplated two regional trainings; in country support missions to all 11 partner countries; the development of a multi country market study; a publication; support on the identification and procurement of innovative technologies for expanding national observing systems; an assessment of digitization needs and capacities; and increased engagement with partner countries and donors through its communication strategy.


CIRDA Achievements 2016

An overview of the achievements of the CIRDA programme in 2017.


  • CIRDA’s annual work plan envisioned a target of USD 896,320 for 2016

Risk-Proofing the Western Balkans: Empowering People to Prevent Disasters

This regional Human Development Report makes the case for the integration of risks and for strategies to reduce disaster risks by incorporating the role that people play, both as victims/survivors of disasters and as agents of change, within development interventions. This proactive approach can be summarised as reducing risks for people and by people. The implications of such a paradigm shift are paramount for the countries of the Western Balkans, prone as they are to natural and human-made hazards and given their willingness to build on the human potential within their societies.

Cambodia: NAP Stocktaking Report

This NAP Stocktaking report contains recommendations for a road map for advancing Cambodia’s NAP process.