Supporting Comoros to advance their NAP process

Project Overview

Sep 2014
The Minister of Environment launches Comoros' NAP Process on 23 September
Sep 2014
The NAP-GSP supports the stocktaking of Comoros’ adaptation policies to identify gaps and focus areas
Sep 2014
A NAP Orientation Workshop is held between 23 – 25 September
Sep 2015
Comoros submits its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the Paris Agreement
Nov 2016
Comoros ratifies the Paris Agreement and submits its First NDC

Country background, Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement

The Union of the Comoros consists of four volcanic islands, numerous reefs and islets. Climate change is already causing sea levels to rise, as well as increasing the frequency and intensity of cyclones, droughts and floods. Agriculture, tourism, and fishing are the sectors that will feel these impacts most acutely, as well as being the industries that the population relies on for their livelihoods. 
The Comoros has a developed a political and strategic framework that reflects the significance of climate change adaptation and the country’s natural resources in the pursuit of the SDGs and long-term development gains. This framework forms a platform for the NAP process to be built upon, containing a number of policy initiatives and institutional mechanisms.
A key example is the 2015 – 2019 Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy (SCA2D) which focuses on accelerating growth and mainstreams climate change throughout. It specifically acknowledges the importance of adaptation measures in the agricultural sector, as well as natural resource management.  The NAP process is working within the parameters of the SCA2D, and other national strategies, including Comoros' First NDC, which they initially submitted in 2015, and became their First NDC when they ratified the Paris Agreement in November 2016.

How has the NAP-GSP supported to date?


Undertaken a stocktaking mission


The mission supported the Government in sensitising key stakeholders and conducted a stocktaking of climate change adaptation, as well as other initiatives, to identify gaps and entry points for the NAP process. 


Held a three-day workshop

The workshop helped enhance the understanding of the NAP process among key sectoral ministries, as well as national NGOs and other partners. During the workshop the participants received training on the UNFCCC/LEG Technical Guidelines and contributed to the proposed roadmap for the NAP process.


Supported the development of a roadmap for the NAP process


This was informed by the Stocktaking Report, as well as the stakeholder feedback at the workshop which identified five strategic intervention areas that the NAP Process should focus on. These areas can be found in Project Details tab. 












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24 September 2014, Moroni, Comoros - The Minister of Environment launched the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in Comoros, on behalf of the Government. Climate change is causing heavier and more frequent rainfall, leading to flooding as well as other issues. The NAP process will mean adaptation strategies will be better planned, as well as being integrated into national and sub-national budgets.
24 April 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Government of Comoros shares experiences at the NAP-GSP / PAG-NAP Africa Regional Training Workshop, 21 - 24 April 2014. Details and content of the presentation made by the Comoros can be found in the above link.