NAP-GSP Resources

Madagascar launched its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in 2012 aiming to reduce climate vulnerability in the medium- and long term, and to integrate climate-related risks and opportunities into development planning and budgeting systems. Upon request from the Government of Madagascar, UNDP and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) under the umbrella of the NAP-GSP conducted a stocktaking mission and training on the NAP process. This Stocktaking Report covers institutional mechanisms, stakeholder mapping, an analysis of climate change initiatives, recommendations for strategic intervention areas and a NAP roadmap.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the Government of Liberia (GOL) requested support from UNDP to help identify entry points and a plan to institutionalise their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. In response, the UNDP-led Global Support Programme on NAPs (NAP-GSP), financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), agreed to support the Government to facilitate the start up of the process and conduct a stocktaking of Liberia’s relevant NAP activities. This Stocktaking Report covers an overview Liberia's climate change vulnerability and of the NAP process, outlines the relevant processes, actors and entry points, reviews Liberia's Climate Change Strategic Plan and Climate Change Action Plan, provides recommendations for strategic intervention areas and a NAP roadmap.

In 2014, the Union of the Comoros launched its NAP process with the aim to reduce climate vulnerability in the medium- to long-term and to integrate climate-related risks and opportunities into existing development planning and budgeting systems. At the request of the government of Comoros, the joint UNDP-UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) conducted a stocktaking of NAP activities. This Stocktaking Report covers an overview of the NAP process, an analysis of NAP-relevent processes and actors in the Comoros, a review of Comoros's Climate Change Action Plan, recommendations for the NAP process in Comoros, strategic areas of intervention, and a NAP roadmap.

In response to Cambodia’s efforts to integrate climate change into planning, the joint UNDP/UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) together with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) agreed to support the Royal Government of Cambodia to conduct a stocktaking of National Adaptation Plan (NAP) activities. This Stocktaking Report covers an overview of the NAP processs in Cambodia, reviews Cambodia's Climate Change Action Plan, offers recommendations for the NAP process, suggests strategic intervention areas and provides a NAP Roadmap

This Stocktaking Report for the NAP process in Niger was made possible through the support and guidance of Kamayé Maâzou, Gousmane Moussa and the team of the Climate Change Unit of the National Council on Environment for Sustainable Development of Niger. It covers the national context for the NAP and contains an overview capacity assessment for the NAP.

This Stocktaking Report for the NAP process in Senegal was drafted based on the results of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) training workshop in July 2015, complemented by a desk review. The report covers policy and planning entry points for the NAP, institutional mechanisms and stakeholder mapping, existing CCA and initiatives of relevence to the NAP, status of climate change integration, a SWOT analysist for the NAP, and a summary of challenges, barriers and gaps for the NAP.

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.

At the end of 2015, the 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered in Paris for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21). On 12 December, they adopted the Paris Agreement, contained in Decision 1/CP.21. Marking the successful end to negotiations that started at COP17 in Durban four years earlier, the agreement is an important milestone for the poorest members of the international community. This paper provides an analysis of the Paris Agreement and the relevant sections of Decision 1/CP.21 that give effect to the agreement, based on the positions of the 48 Least Developed Countries.

 
By: Achala Abeysinghe, Caroline Prolo
There are various legal options for the form of the final outcome from the COP21 to be held in Paris that comes under the three broad options listed in the Durban Decision.

The impacts of climate change increasingly threaten communities around the world, particularly in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). National adaptation plans (NAPs) allow developing countries to identify their adaptation needs; develop and implement strategies and programmes to address those needs; and enable actions to protect vulnerable communities. But developing a NAP is not always straightforward. This paper considers the benefits and challenges of implementing a national mandate to provide the impetus to develop a NAP, assign responsibilities and encourage cross-sectoral participation, exploring the legal forms such a mandate could take and sharing experiences from LDCs undergoing the NAP p