Plans and policies of relevance to NAPs for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

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Zambia’s National Climate Change Response Strategy – December 2010

 

Uganda’s National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15) – April 2010

 

The National Development Plan of Uganda aims to address structural bottlenecks in the economy to accelerate socioeconomic transformation and bring a portion of the third of the population out of poverty.  The plan outlines the development priorities and implementation strategies to help achieve this. Among these, climate change is acknowledged as an enabling sector that will require integration with other sectors of the economy for successful socioeconomic transformation.

Sierra Leone's Strategy for the Development of a Climate Change Abatement Economy: Introducing and Implementing REDD/REDD+ – July 2010

In an effort to develop a climate change abatement economy, Sierra Leone’s main focus is to earn forest carbon credits through the implementation of REDD/REDD+ programmes. The government aims to develop and manage 2.5 million hectares of forests in the next decade to assist income-generating activities of non-timber forest products, sustainable tree crops and ecotourism. They plan to achieve this through participatory forest management in all forested districts and communities. 

Armenia's Assessment of Legal and Institutional Framework for Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Information Systems – September 2009

This study gives an overview of the current strengths, weaknesses, gaps and duplications in the legislative and institutional framework in the context of disaster risk reduction in Armenia. It details out the present structure and status of implementation of the various activities under this programme and has also enabled the availability of a strong disaster management database in the country. 

Solomon Islands’ National Climate Change Policy (2012-2017) – June 2012

The National Climate Change Policy recognizes climate change as a sustainable development issue that brings opportunities as well as challenges. Building upon this idea, the government through this policy aims to enhance the country’s adaptive capacity while pursuing a path of low-carbon development. Based on 9 guiding principles, the climate change response actions have been grouped under 10 categories covering finance, technology, vulnerability and adaptation, mitigation among others. 

Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan – September 2008

 

The Bangladeshi government acknowledges the likely impact of climate change on the country, which is expected to be significantly high. Consequently, the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) is to be treated as a “living document” which will be constantly revised as likely impacts and best responses are better understood. The strategy encompasses actions under 6 broad categories with emphasis on sustainable development, poverty reduction and increased well being of all vulnerable groups with a special focus on gender sensitivity.

Vanuatu’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy – July 2011 (Second Draft)

Classified by the UNFPA as one of the most vulnerable nations to natural hazards along with Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, Vanuatu faces the challenge of eradicating widespread poverty in the face of climate change.  

Tuvalu Climate Change Policy - 2012

 

Tuvalu faces acute impacts of climate change on account of being an extremely low-lying small island country with limited ecological, socio-economic and technological capacities. As a result, major threats posed by climate change include sea level rise, costal erosion, storm surges and salt-water inundation among others. The climate change policy thus aims to integrate disaster risk management and adaptation actions to formulate a comprehensive and effective response.

Tuvalu’s National Strategic Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

 

With direct links to the National Strategy for Sustainable Development and the National Climate Change Policy, the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management policy has been developed by equally prioritizing adaptation, mitigation and disaster management actions. The policy consists of 7 thematic goals that aid the process of sustainable development in the country. 

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