National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change.

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage.

To date, UNDP has supported 31 countries in preparing and submitting their National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to the UNFCCC, with financing from the LDCF.

The UNDP publication, Water Adaptation in National Adaptation Programmes for Action, published January 2009, details some of the work in the NAPA process on integrating climate adaptation in freshwater planning.