Advancing National Adaptation Plans in Asia
The NAP Expo is an outreach event organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the UNFCCC, in collaboration with various bodies and organizations, to promote exchange of experiences and foster partnerships between a wide range of actors and stakeholders on how to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).
This is the first Regional NAP Expo for Asia. It is co-hosted by UNFCCC and Minstry of Environment, Republic of Korea, and co-organized by Korea Environment Institute(KEI)-Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change(KACCC) in partnership with a joint UNDP-UN Environment programme, National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP). It expects to bring 250 participants from all over the Asia including Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders. It is also open for collaboration with interested agencies and organizations that are active in the region.
The overall objective of the regional NAP Expo is to advance the formulation and implementation of NAPs by serving as a forum where different countries, organizations and bodies in the region can interact and exchange experiences on NAPs. Specific objectives include the following:
(a) To update stakeholders on the latest guidance on the technical and financial aspects to advance the formulation and implementation of NAPs in the region;
(b) To discuss country experiences, best practices, lessons learned, gaps and needs and information on support provided and received in relation to the process to formulate and implement NAPs;
(c) To offer a platform for countries to interact with the GCF and others providing support for NAPs, as a means to improve access to financing for NAPs.
Representatives of Parties to the UNFCCC, UN, international and bilateral organizations, agencies, centers and programmes, experts, scientists, academia and members of civil society.
Of particular interest to Asian developing countries are the following topics:
• Development and economic pathways of Asia;
• Current status on climate change and adaptation in Asia;
• Adaptation solutions for key systems/sectors;
• The National Adaptation Plans as a platform to coordinate and enhance actions on climate change adaptation, including promoting sustainable benefits to adaptation and achieving the SDGs;
• Financial support for the formulation and implementation of NAPs;
• Best practices and lessons learned from implementing adaptation actions in the region.