NAP-GSP Resources

The skills assessment framework is a field based tool that was created to provide a rapid mean of collecting and analyzing information on a country’s existing skills profile for national adaptation planning. In order to understand the skills gaps, it is very important to have an organized approach and tools that assist those assigned to carry out the assessment. 

The Guidelines aim to guide adaptation practitioners at national and local levels on how to take different steps when factoring ecosystems functions and services into countries’ NAP processes and instruments. The Guidelines detail the multiple benefits as well as the challenges of adopting ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation; what information to collect and generate; what expertise to seek; and which stakeholders to engage for successfully integrating EbA into NAP formulation, implementation and review processes. The Guidelines have been developed under the NAP-Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), implemented jointly by UNDP and UNEP that supports the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in advancing their NAPs.

Climate change is a major challenge for agriculture, a vital source of food, income and employment for most of the world’s poor. Agricultural investments, as a result, need to become more climate sensitive. This is as true for general agricultural investments focused on development outcomes as for projects specifically addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation. This comprehensive knowledge product provides investment practitioners with practical reference material on integrating climate risk considerations at all stages of the investment project cycle, from design to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Produced by multidisciplinary teams across FAO, the knowledge product is organized as a compendium of modules and thematic sections. It builds on a 2012 FAO guidance document and draws on the most recent information and data sources, including the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. It also showcases FAO-developed tools, tested approaches and selected experiences, and discusses climate financing opportunities for agriculture.

This regional briefing provides step-by-step messaging to operationalize adaptation within public policies - and within a sectorial and intersectoral planning framework -, the strategies proposed in the National Adaptation Plans to reduce vulnerability to the negative effects of climate change in the Latin America region.


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.

This Regional Briefing on Asia- Pacific National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the Asia and Pacific region (excluding Central Asia), and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.

This regional briefing on NAPs for the Caribbean aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of Caribbean countries, and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities. 

This briefing aims to provide a brief overview of NAP experiences in African developing countries, highlighting emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.