Reports and Publications of relevance to Country Teams

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Financing local adaptation to climate change

Financing local adaptation to climate change: Experiences with performance-based climate resilience grants has been produced by the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL). Local authorities in least developed countries (LDCs) are in a unique position to identify climate change adaptation responses that best meet local needs, and typically have the mandate to undertake the small- to mediumsized adaptation investments required for building climate resilience. Yet they frequently lack the resources to do so – particularly to do so in a way which is aligned with established local decision-making processes and planning and budgeting cycles.

National Adaptation Plans 2018 - Progress in the process to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans

Eight years into the process of formulating and implementing NAPs, many countries have advanced their process, while others have faced obstacles during the initial stages. This publication makes this information visible and available to a wider audience, to facilitate wider sharing of lessons learnt.

Climate2020: Degrees of Devastation (2018)

UNA-UK report on implementing the new climate deal agreed by UN member states in Paris in 2015. It equips policy-makers, practitioners and interested observers with insights on how to make the agreement a reality. The publication features articles from over 30 authors drawn from the UN system and from governments, the private sector, academia and civil society.

Demystifying adaptation finance for the private sector

What are the adaptation needs of private sector actors? How are those needs typically financed? What are the barriers that inhibit private adaptation finance flows? What is the appropriate role of public finance and policy to catalyse private financial flows towards adaptation?

Nepal Baseline Assessment Summary

This baseline assessment summary has been formatted to focus on the findings relevant to Nepal that were outlined in a report recently produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report describes the findings of a survey on the status of formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) in eight countries as of April 2017, and the potential contribution of the Integrating agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Program

Human Development Indicators 2018

“Today, people, nations and economies are more connected than ever, and so are the global development issues we are facing. These issues span borders, straddle social, economic and environmental realms.

Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab States

The purpose of this publication is to detail lessons learned from UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation work and achievements in the Arab region on achieving sustainable and lasting results. Some lessons include building local capacity at all levels to ensure a project’s long-term viability, decentralizing infrastructure management, implicating community-based organizations, and promoting resilience of vulnerable populations through livelihood diversification.

GCF Readiness Programme - Readiness Tools & Guidebooks

The Programme is developing Readiness Tools and Guidebooks that can be used by countries and stakeholders seeking to get ready to access climate finance. They include best-practice methodologies and lessons learned from the Programme implementation.

Progress, experience, best practices, lessons learned, gaps, needs and support provided and received in the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans

This document compiles information on progress, experience, best practices, lessons learned, gaps and needs , support received by developing country Parties and support provided by developed country Parties in the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans as at 9 February 2018, in accordance with decision 4/CP.21, paragraph 12 ( c ) .

A study of LDC capacity at the UNFCCC

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) represent 48 of the 197 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Not only are they the world’s poorest economies, they are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Since 2001, they have acted together as the LDC Group in UNFCCC negotiations. But as well as providing assistance, this has aggregated individual country experiences, opinions and interests, creating challenges, particularly when trying to remedy individual countries’ struggles to participate, monitor and implement decisions back home. This paper aims to address this disconnect by analysing LDC feedback on how they prepare, analyse, report and disseminate information on the UNFCCC negotiations.