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NAP Expo 2015 is closed.

Mr Batu Uprety, Chair of the LEG, formally closed NAP Expo 2015: “I would like to recognise the contribution and very active participation of the Parties for sharing their valuable initiatives to address the impacts of climate change adaptation at the national and local levels.”  “Your initiatives in formulating the medium and long-term implementation strategies, integrating […]

Keynotes delve into flood risks and what defines success in adaptation

Piet Dircke of Rotterdam University presented on Flood risks in a changing climate, starting on a high note with an idyllic vision of adaptation in New York city that combines building resilience to projected impacts of climate change with increases in liveability. After screening the video based on sentiments and dreams in post-Hurricane Sandy New York, he presented current real […]

All today’s parallel sessions’ rapporteurs present discussion highlights

Rapporteurs in today’s eight parallel discussion groups shared the messages that emerged. Formulating medium-to long-term implementation strategies Financial needs assessment at various stages of the NAP process could help identify relevant sources of funding (including private sector) and the mobilization of resources Programmatic approaches provide an opportunity to address adaptation through a multi-sectoral, multiple-scale approach, with a  longer […]

Last parallel thematic session to start after lunch

These sessions will take place simultaneously after lunch, after which there will be a summary presentation to the plenary of key issues or messages that emerged in those sessions.  I. Considerations of gender and vulnerable groups facilitated by Aarjan Dixit, CARE Country experiences highlighting tools and methods II. A focus on agriculture and water sectors, GWP […]

Regional networks share experiences at first plenary session

“Global and regional networks are vital for adaptation,” Professor Masataka Watanabe, Chair, Global Adaptation Network Successes in capitalising on regional synergies and shared vulnerabilities to find adaptation solutions featured in this morning’s plenary session at this year’s NAP Expo.  Regional networks and organisations set up to address climate change and climate change and climate change […]

Reflections on Day 1 parallel sessions

Moderators of yesterday’s parallel sessions presented reflections to the plenary first thing this morning. The session on data and information requirements for adaptation led by UNESCO yielded three key messages: that national data planners still face data gaps and a lack of access and availability to data; that scenarios should be developed for user groups (e.g., […]

Parallel sessions underway now.

The first round of parallel sessions for today are underway. These are as follows. I. Formulating medium- to long-term implementation strategies facilitated by Bubu Jallow, The Gambia  Defining national criteria for prioritizing implementation of adaptation, Ugyen Tshering, Bhutan Quantifying costs of adaptation, Isatou Camara, The Gambia Lessons learned from developing adaptation programmes under the GEF, Roland […]

First day of NAP Expo 2015 closes on lively discussions

Lively, intensive discussions featured throughout the first day of this year’s NAP Expo. Participants from a wide variety of backgrounds shared challenges, experiences and best practices in all aspects of adaptation, in nine parallel sessions after scene-setting presentations by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) and the Adaptation Committee (AC). Join us again tomorrow at […]

Parallel thematic sessions continue after lunch

Session III Parallel thematic sessions I. Agriculture sector in the process to formulate and implement NAPs Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, World Food Programme This session will showcase FAO’s and WFP’s existing programs and initiatives on the agriculture sector, including fisheries and forestry, specifically, on how it supports the process to formulate and […]