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Regional Briefing on NAPs: Caribbean in Focus
Date : 01 December 2017

Small-island States, including the Caribbean islands, are amongst the countries which are most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Climate variability and change is already being observed in the region, including; warming of atmospheric and sea surface temperatures; sea level rise; and an increase in extreme weather events. Precipitation is expected to decrease. Some current impacts include coral bleaching, beach erosion, decreased freshwater stocks, changes in fish species, loss of land and forests, and an increase in vectorborne diseases, including malaria. Climate change in the Caribbean brings an increased risk of loss of infrastructure and loss of life. This Regional Briefing is based on the consultations and discussions which took place at the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Training Workshop for the Caribbean, held in Georgetown, Guyana, from 31 May to 2 June 2017. It aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of Caribbean countries, and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.

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Regional Briefing on NAPs: Africa in Focus
Date : 01 December 2017

This Regional briefing on National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) is based on the consultations and discussions held at the NAP Training Workshop for African Developing Countries which took place in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire from 17-19 October 2017. Delegations from twelve African sub-Saharan countries attended the workshop; Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. This briefing aims to provide a brief overview of NAP experiences in these sub-Saharan African countries, highlighting emerging issues, challenges and opportunities – with a focus on the countries whose delegates participated in the workshop. A brief desk review was carried out of for five additional sub-Saharan countries: Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Mauritius, and Cabo Verde.

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National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP)
Date : 01 December 2017

This publication gives an outline of the joint UNDP and UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP).  The joint UNDP-UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) was launched in June 2013, following a decision at COP 17 in Durban, requesting UN organisations to support the National Adaptation Plan process. The programme is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). The NAP-GSP, together with partners, is assisting developing countries to identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into medium and long-term national planning and financing. Activities under the NAP-GSP target decision-makers from Environment, Planning and Finance Ministries, at the state and local level. The NAP-GSP provides technical expertise and guidance on country NAP processes, and provides opportunities for knowledge exchange on NAPs.

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Regional Briefing on Naps: Asia-Pacific in Focus
Date : 01 December 2017

This Regional Briefing is based on the consultations and discussions of the Asia Pacific National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Training Workshop, which was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 20-21 October 2016. It aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the Asia and Pacific region (excluding Central Asia), and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities. This Regional Briefing focuses in particular on the countries that participated in this workshop.

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National Adaptation Plan Process in focus: Lessons from Bhutan
Date : 01 December 2017

This briefing on the process to formulate and implement the National Adaptation Plan in Bhutan considers firstly the country context and the climate change risks. The groundwork for supporting the NAP is considered, covering the policy, planning and bugetary framework, priority adaptation sectors in NDC, climate assessments, the implementation of adaptation actions and plans thus far. The briefing contains a timeline of the Bhutan NAP process. Challenges, successes and opportunities are also discussed.

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