Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG)
NAP Expo 2015: Realizing the NAP process
14 – 15 April 2015, Bonn, Germany
Se...
Established in December 2010
As part of the Cancún Adaptation Framework (CAF)
Decision 1/CP.16, paragraphs 15 - 18
Objectives of the NAP process (decision 5/CP.17, paragraph 1)
a) To reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change,...
Guiding principles of the NAP process (decision 5/CP.17)
 Continuous planning process at
the national level with iterativ...
Guidelines
• Initial guidelines are contained in
decision 5/CP.17, annex
• Technical guidelines for the NAP
process, devel...
D. Reporting, Monitoring
and Review
1. Monitoring the NAP process
2. Reviewing the NAP process to assess progress,
effecti...
Support to the NAP process
Technical support
• Convention: LEG, Adaptation Committee
• UN organizations and specialized ag...
Communicating on the process to formulate and implement NAPs
Several countries have embarked on the NAP process according ...
Modalities used by the LEG to support LDCs 1/2
Modalities
1. Guidelines and technical papers such as the technical guideli...
Modalities
8. NAP Central - a universally accessible, web-based central repository
and hub for information pertinent to th...
Examples of entities the LEG collaborated in its recent activities 1/2
LEG
• UNFCCC bodies
Adaptation Committee, TEC, CGE
...
LEG
Examples of entities the LEG collaborated recently 2/2
• Regional organizations
a) Africa: ACPC,COMESA, AGRYHMET-CILSS...
Examples of how the LEG collaborates with other entities
• Engagement of a wide range of organizations in the design
and c...
LEG engagement with other bodies and programmes under the Convention
• LEG serves on the Adaptation Committee’s task force...
Technical guidance and support to the NAPs by the LEG - outputs
Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG)
Supporting NAPs through the NAP Central
What is the NAP Central?
The main information platform for supporting the NAPs. It provides
• Information to support the N...
NAP Central
INTERNETEXTRANET
INTRANET
Staging
Public Web Site
Country /
Group Team
Sites
Publish
National Focal Points
Exp...
Main components
Guidelines
NAP
resources
Countries
Navigators
(tools, data,
etc.)
Support Databases
Collaboration NAP even...
Demo of public view of NAP Central
unfccc.int/nap
Front page – timeline of key milestones
URL: www4.unfccc.int/nap
NAP events (eastern and southern Africa workshop)
URL: http://www4.unfccc.int/nap#NAPRegionalEASAfrica
Country Portals – private to country teams
https://process.unfccc.int/sites/
napparties/malawi
Username: ext.unfccc.netnam...
Country specific portals: Example of Malawi
URL: https://process.unfccc.int/sites/napparties/”country”
Contact:
The Chair
Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG)
leghelp@unfccc.int
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Nap expo 2015 session 1 LEG

Session 1, Introductory presentations. Overview of the NAP process and LEG support and guidance to countries
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  • 1. Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) NAP Expo 2015: Realizing the NAP process 14 – 15 April 2015, Bonn, Germany Session I: Introductory presentations Overview of the NAP process and LEG support and guidance to countries
  • 2. Established in December 2010 As part of the Cancún Adaptation Framework (CAF) Decision 1/CP.16, paragraphs 15 - 18
  • 3. Objectives of the NAP process (decision 5/CP.17, paragraph 1) a) To reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity and resilience; b) To facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation, in a coherent manner, into relevant new and existing policies, programmes and activities, in particular development planning processes and strategies, within all relevant sectors and at different levels, as appropriate.
  • 4. Guiding principles of the NAP process (decision 5/CP.17)  Continuous planning process at the national level with iterative updates and outputs  Country-owned, country-driven  Not prescriptive, but flexible and based on country needs  Building on and not duplicating existing adaptation efforts  Participatory and transparent  Enhancing coherence of adaptation and development planning  Supported by comprehensive monitoring and review  Considering vulnerable groups, communities and ecosystems  Guided by best available science  Taking into consideration traditional and indigenous knowledge  Gender-sensitive
  • 5. Guidelines • Initial guidelines are contained in decision 5/CP.17, annex • Technical guidelines for the NAP process, developed by the LEG in response to decision 5/CP.17 paragraph 15 are available at <http://unfccc.int/7279> The guidelines provide the basis for the formulation and implementation of NAPs
  • 6. D. Reporting, Monitoring and Review 1. Monitoring the NAP process 2. Reviewing the NAP process to assess progress, effectiveness and gaps 3. Iteratively updating the national adaptation plans 4. Outreach on the NAP process and reporting on progress and effectiveness A. Laying the groundwork and addressing gaps 1. Initiating and launching of the NAP process 2. Stocktaking: identifying available information on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation and assessing gaps and needs of the enabling environment for the NAP process 3. Addressing capacity gaps and weaknesses in undertaking the NAP process 4. Comprehensively and iteratively assessing development needs and climate vulnerabilities C. Implementation Strategy 1. Prioritizing climate change adaptation in national planning 2. Developing a (long-term) national adaptation implementation strategy 3. Enhancing capacity for planning and implementing adaptation 4. Promoting coordination and synergy at the regional level and with other multilateral environmental agreements B. Preparatory Elements 1. Analysing current climate and future climate change scenarios 2. Assessing climate vulnerabilities and identifying adaptation options at the sector, subnational, national and other appropriate levels 3. Reviewing and appraising adaptation options 4. Compiling and communicating national adaptation plans 5. Integrating climate change adaptation into national and subnational development and sectoral planning See page 23 of the technical guidelines
  • 7. Support to the NAP process Technical support • Convention: LEG, Adaptation Committee • UN organizations and specialized agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, regional centres and networks: NAP Global support programmes, other programmes Financial support • Convention: LDCF, SCCF, GCF. • UN organizations and specialized agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, regional centres and networks
  • 8. Communicating on the process to formulate and implement NAPs Several countries have embarked on the NAP process according to: - Information provided to the LEG at a formal launch event, - Through presentations made at the NAP global support programme workshops held respectively in March, April and July 2014, - Last year’s NAP Expo held in August 2014, and - The LEG regional training workshops on NAPs held respectively in November 2014 for Pacific countries and February 2015 for eastern and southern African countries. Countries can share information on their NAP activities with the rest of the world through the NAP Central
  • 9. Modalities used by the LEG to support LDCs 1/2 Modalities 1. Guidelines and technical papers such as the technical guidelines for the NAP process 2. Thematic working groups and advisory groups composed of LEG members and other relevant stakeholders 3. Regional training workshops 4. Close work with the GEF and its agencies during LEG meetings and related activities – this help to address bottlenecks faced by LDCs during the preparation and implementation of NAPAs, and recently on NAPs 5. Meeting organized in LDCs to facilitate direct engagement and tailored support to adaptation country teams 6. Databases on adaptation 7. Compilation of case studies
  • 10. Modalities 8. NAP Central - a universally accessible, web-based central repository and hub for information pertinent to the NAP process 9. Outreach products that provide information on adaptation in LDCs such as the BP and LL publication for addressing adaptation in LDCs 10. Side events during SB/COP sessions 11. Engagement in other UN processes, including through collaboration with the UN-OHRLLS 12. Lists of frequently asked questions about the NAP process 13. Collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders on various themes (in its current mandate, the LEG has engaged with over 50 organizations) 14. Forums, including virtual ones, to promote South-South cooperation Modalities used by the LEG to support LDCs 2/2
  • 11. Examples of entities the LEG collaborated in its recent activities 1/2 LEG • UNFCCC bodies Adaptation Committee, TEC, CGE • GEF and its agencies • UN organizations and specialized agencies UN-OHRLLS UNDP, UNEP, FAO, UN-Habitat, UNISDR, UNITAR, UN-Women, World Bank, WHO, WMO • Financial mechanism, development banks, GCF, GEF/LDCF ADB, AfDB • NAP global support programmes • NAP technical working group
  • 12. LEG Examples of entities the LEG collaborated recently 2/2 • Regional organizations a) Africa: ACPC,COMESA, AGRYHMET-CILSS, Zambezi River Authority; Asia: ICIMOD, Mekong River Authority, SEA-START-RC; Pacific: SPC, SPREP, USP, CSIRO • Academic and scientific communities a) PROVIA, World Resources Institute, CGIAR-CCAFs, Michigan State University • Bilateral development corporation a) AUSAID, GIZ, USAID, JICA • NGOs a) AFPAT, Care International
  • 13. Examples of how the LEG collaborates with other entities • Engagement of a wide range of organizations in the design and conduct of the regional training workshops, including the GEF and its agencies, regional centres and networks, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, NGOs and representatives of the civil society, and individual experts • LEG has been invited to meetings of various agencies and organizations – presentation of the results of the LEG work and further awareness raising about the NAPAs and NAPs (e.g. UN- OHRLLS events, OECD, NAP global support programme for the LDCs, FAO work on supplements to the NAP technical guidelines)
  • 14. LEG engagement with other bodies and programmes under the Convention • LEG serves on the Adaptation Committee’s task force on NAPs • LEG, upon invitation, takes part in meetings of the TEC • In accordance with the LEG terms of reference, two LEG members are also members of the CGE • The Adaptation Committee serves in the LEG advisory group on the revision of methodologies for best practices and lessons learned in addressing adaptation in LDCs, and in the support group on the development of NAP Central • Engagement of a representative from the LDC Group in the advisory group on best practices and lessons learned • The adaptation Committee organizing, in collaboration with the LEG, the workshop on experiences, good practices, lessons learned, gaps and needs on the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans to be held just after this NAP Expo
  • 15. Technical guidance and support to the NAPs by the LEG - outputs
  • 16. Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) Supporting NAPs through the NAP Central
  • 17. What is the NAP Central? The main information platform for supporting the NAPs. It provides • Information to support the NAP process; • Information on progress made by countries on their national processes; • A repository of relevant NAP documents for supporting the LDCs, with links to relevant data, information, and tools for the NAP process, to be populated with inputs from countries as well as from relevant organizations, regional centres and networks, and the research community; • Information to support COP considerations on NAPs. • Etc…
  • 18. NAP Central INTERNETEXTRANET INTRANET Staging Public Web Site Country / Group Team Sites Publish National Focal Points Experts Public Contribute Content Contribute Content Staff Staff (Editor/Comms) NAP Central Other Content NAP Content Other Content NAP Content NAP Content Other Content Contribute Content Review, Approve, Copy Content Submissio n Portal Find & Consume Content
  • 19. Main components Guidelines NAP resources Countries Navigators (tools, data, etc.) Support Databases Collaboration NAP events
  • 20. Demo of public view of NAP Central unfccc.int/nap
  • 21. Front page – timeline of key milestones URL: www4.unfccc.int/nap
  • 22. NAP events (eastern and southern Africa workshop) URL: http://www4.unfccc.int/nap#NAPRegionalEASAfrica
  • 23. Country Portals – private to country teams https://process.unfccc.int/sites/ napparties/malawi Username: ext.unfccc.netname Password: xxxxx
  • 24. Country specific portals: Example of Malawi URL: https://process.unfccc.int/sites/napparties/”country”
  • 25. Contact: The Chair Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) leghelp@unfccc.int

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