Supporting Non-LDCs to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

Project Overview

The National Adaptation Plan - Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) for non-Least Developed Countries (non-LDCs) commenced in July 2015. The NAP-GSP is funded by the Special Climate Change Fund of the Global Environment Facility. The programme is a support mechanism to countries engaged in national adaptation planning processes. NAP-GSP will provide technical support on NAP processes to non-LDCs in the following areas:
 
(1)  Institutional support to develop NAP road-maps
(2)  Training on relevant, tools, methods and guidelines to support effective climate change adaptation planning
(3)  Knowledge sharing to enhance international and regional cooperation
 
The programme is jointly implemented by UNDP and UNEP in collaboration with development partners. NAP-GSP does not provide grants to requesting countries. Support from the programme can however assist countries to leverage finance from a variety of existing sources. This GSP builds on lessons learnt from the implementation of the GSP for LDCs.
 
Countries interested in technical assistance from the NAP-GSP should send Official letters of  request through  their national UNFCCC focal points to UNDP and UNEP addressed to Rohini Kohli (rohini.kohli@undp.org) and Mozaharul Alam (Mozaharul.Alam@unep.org).  The programme will accept requests on a rolling basis.

News

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The National Adaptation Plan - Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) for non-Least Developed Countries (non-LDCs) commenced in July 2015. The NAP-GSP is funded by the Special Climate Change Fund of the Global Environment Facility. The programme is a support mechanism to countries engaged in national adaptation planning processes. NAP-GSP will provide technical support on NAP processes to non-LDCs in the following areas:
 
(1)  Institutional support to develop NAP road-maps
(2)  Training on relevant, tools, methods and guidelines to support effective climate change adaptation planning
(3)  Knowledge sharing to enhance international and regional cooperation
 
The programme is jointly implemented by UNDP and UNEP in collaboration with development partners. NAP-GSP does not provide grants to requesting countries. Support from the programme can however assist countries to leverage finance from a variety of existing sources. This GSP builds on lessons learnt from the implementation of the GSP for LDCs.
 
Countries interested in technical assistance from the NAP-GSP should send Official letters of  request through  their national UNFCCC focal points to UNDP and UNEP addressed to Rohini Kohli (rohini.kohli@undp.org) and Mozaharul Alam (Mozaharul.Alam@unep.org).  The programme will accept requests on a rolling basis.

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Country Initiatives

Supporting Egypt to advance their NAP process

Egypt NAMA

Under the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme, financed by the EU, Germany, and AusAID, participating countries are primarily focusing on capacity building activities at the national level.  This includes formulating Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and/or Nationally appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), as well as establishing the underlying data collection systems (i.e. national GHG inventory systems, and monitoring, reporting and verification systems).

Egypt- Second National Communication

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Strengthening the Monitoring & Reporting System for Multilateral Environmental Agreements in Egypt

Previous assessments have revealed a number of priority cross-cutting capacity constraints concerned with public participation, technology transfer and cooperation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, financial mechanisms/economic valuation, legislation formulation/enforcement, and the development of scientific research capacities. In addition, the analysis indicated that monitoring, evaluation and reporting represents a cause for a number of these other constraints.

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Supporting Georgia to advance their NAP process

Climate Resilient Flood Management Practices in Georgia

This project aims to make highly vulnerable communities and regions resilient to climate related hazards such as floods and flash floods. It takes an integrated and comprehensive approach by addressing critical gaps in land use policy and regulatory frameworks, which are fundamental to climate resilient flood management.

Georgia- Second National Communication

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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Supporting Honduras to advance their NAP process

Honduras' Second National Communication - In Progress

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.

Systemic Resilience and Reduced Vulnerability of Urban Poor in Honduras

Access to water is still limited in many areas of Honduras. Degraded watersheds affected by deforestation and pollution of both surface and ground water aggravate this critical situation. Urban areas (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula) and several agricultural areas (Patuca basin) will face increased water scarcity in the near future. Honduras is currently considered one of the most vulnerable countries in Latin America, and climate scenarios indicate that existing water scarcity will be exacerbated by climate change and increasing variability.

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Supporting Ivory Coast to advance their NAP process

Strengthening the Environmental Management Information System for Coastal Development in Cote d’Ivoire

At present, the environmental information on which development agents base their decisions is incomplete, outdated, unavailable, or inaccessible in Cote d’Ivoire. Together with the weak capacities of managing data and information, it has had the unintended consequence of suboptimal decisions on natural resource management, especially related to biodiversity, increased impacts on climate change, and accelerated land degradation.

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Supporting Peru to advance their NAP process

Climate Change Adaptation in the Piura and Tumbes Regions of Peru (TACC)

The Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) is part of a partnership between the United Nations and sub-national governments for fostering climate friendly development at the sub-national level. This partnership is a collaborative effort involving UNDP, UNEP and eight associations of regions.

Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Peru

The Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve in Peru is located in the Lima and Junin regions in the high Andean area of the upper Cañete and Pachacayo river basins. The reserve is a living landscape of significant conservation value, in which local communities maintain their ancestral ways in harmony with nature. The climate is variable due to altitude (between 2300 and 6000 metres above sea level) and annual rainfall varies between 500 to 1000 mm. The population living in the Reserve is confined to 12 communities with an estimated population of 10, 390.

Peru's Second National Communication - September 2010

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Peru NAMA

Under the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme, financed by the EU, Germany, and AusAID, participating countries are primarily focusing on capacity building activities at the national level.  This includes formulating Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and/or Nationally appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), as well as establishing the underlying data collection systems (i.e. national GHG inventory systems, and monitoring, reporting and verification systems).

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Supporting Tajikistan to advance their NAP process

Community Learning & Capacity Building for Global Environmental Management & Poverty Reduction in Tajikistan

The project aims to expand Tajikistan’s capacity to generate global environmental benefits through educating and involving diverse stakeholders in addressing Rio Convention themes at national and local levels. The project will build capacity to use two key environmental management tools to implement the Rio Conventions and to reduce poverty. The first is “environmental learning” (EL) which, according to the Tajik Government’s approach, includes both formal environmental education (EE) in schools and informal environmental learning (EL) for all sectors of society.

Sustaining agricultural biodiversity in the face of climate change in Tajikistan

According to the Russian botanist and geneticist, Nikolai Vavilov, Tajikistan is a storehouse of globally important agro-biodiversity. Tajikistan’s agricultural biodiversity is not only of importance to the livelihoods of rural communities, to the local economy, and to local long-term food security, but also to global food security particularly in light of the future challenges of global climate change.

Tajikistan's Second National Communication - 2008

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.

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Supporting Uruguay to advance their NAP process

Climate Change Adaptation in the Canelones, Montevideo and San Jose Regions of Uruguay (TACC)

The Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) is part of a partnership between the United Nations and sub-national governments for fostering climate friendly development at the sub-national level. This partnership is a collaborative effort involving UNDP, UNEP and eight associations of regions.

Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation measures in Coastal Areas of Uruguay

The project aims to put in place adaptive land planning and coastal management policies and practices to enhance the resilience of Uruguay’s coastal ecosystem to climate change, removing obstacles for adaptation in the process.

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Uruguay

The agriculture sectors, in particular livestock farming, plays a major role in the Uruguayan economy, accounting for 7 percent of the GDP and 70 percent of the country’s total exports. 
 
Over the last decade, the agricultural sectors have experienced a period of rapid growth, intensification and modernization. However, agriculture production remains highly exposed to climate change and climate variability, with floods and droughts during the same period becoming more intense.
 

Uruguay- Second National Communication

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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Programme Meetings and Workshops

Reports and Publications

Knowledge Products

Regional brief on NAPs: Latin America in focus

Regional Briefing on NAPs: MENA in focus

Regional briefing on NAPs: Asia-Pacific in focus

Regional briefing on NAPs: Caribbean in focus

Regional Briefing on NAPs: Africa in focus

Reports and Publications of relevance to Country Teams

Case Study

Case Study - Saint Lucia's National Adaptation Plan (NAP)

Project Brief / Fact Sheet

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Albania

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Ecuador

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Kazakhstan

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from the Kyrgyz Republic

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Moldova

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Egypt

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Uruguay

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Niger

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Papua New Guinea

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Morocco

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Bhutan

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Armenia

Brochures, Posters, Communications Products

NAP-GSP email newsletter December 2018

Reports

Reports and Publications by country teams