Planning for a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) is a process by which countries take a multi-sectoral approach to identifying climate risks that will undermine the achievement of development goals. NAP started in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and at the UN Climate Conference in Paris in 2015, where 190 countries agreed to undertake adaptation planning. Ideally the process is stakeholder-driven and builds on existing plans and policies.
The five countries of Central Asia (C5) are currently preparing each their own National Adaptation Plan as a means of identifying medium- and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programs to address those needs. It is a continuous, progressive and iterative process which follows a country-driven, gender-sensitive, participatory and fully transparent approach. This initiative is to support that process.
To support the five Central Asian countries in developing a National Adaptation Plan, detailing actions that will reduce climate change vulnerability in key sectors, including agriculture, and that will lead to resilience.
Approach and Expected Outputs and Outcomes
Providing support to the development of National Adaptation Plans requires a participatory approach as well as technical analyses of both region- and country-level progress, capacities and needs. The process will also draw from the experience of other countries who had already developed or are developing.