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Guidelines For Integrating Ecosystem-Based Adaptation into National Adaptation Plans

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.

Making climate-sensitive investments in agriculture

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.

UNDP’s Outlook on Communities and Local Resilience in the Asia-Pacific

Leading up to the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum in March 2021, UNDP delivered an Outlook paper on Communities and Local Resilience. The focus of this background document is on communities and local resilience and it presents information on progress, gaps and challenges in strengthening resilience of communities, around the five key enablers that guided the discussions at 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network (APAN) Forum: policy and climate governance; planning and processes; science and assessment; technologies and practices; and finance and investment.

Strengthening monitoring and evaluation for adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors

The importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation has been highlighted at global level, including under the Paris Agreement. Simultaneously, adaptation M&E systems are beginning to emerge at the national level in the context of national planning and budgeting processes. This technical guidance note details how to develop M&E systems for adaptation planning in agriculture sectors.

Regional brief on NAPs: Latin America in focus

This Regional Briefing on National Adaptation Plans with a focus on countries in Latin America aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the region and highlight emerging issues, provide key messages, considerations and recommendations to strengthen adaptation planning schemes.

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Regional brief on NAPs: Latin America in focus

This Regional Briefing on National Adaptation Plans with a focus on countries in Latin America aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the region and highlight emerging issues, provide key messages, considerations and recommendations to strengthen adaptation planning schemes.

Spanish 

Regional Briefing on NAPs: MENA in focus

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.

Regional Briefing on NAPs: MENA in focus

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.

2018 Market Assessment on Climate Service in Africa

This continental-scale market assessment investigated how thriving commercial weather markets could be catalysed in the 11 African countries supported by the CIRDA programme, and how their NHMSs could maximise benefit they derive from such markets.

Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag): Programme Highlights 2015-2018

This is a summary of activities of the National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP–Ag) from 2015-2018, funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

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