Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) shared its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to NAP Central on the 14th of November 2019, making it the 16th country to communicate its NAP to UNFCCC.
As an island state and as a country already facing the brunt of climate changes, the country puts high premium on climate change adaptation. The process to formulate and implement NAPs presents itself as a golden opportunity to catalyse the mainstreaming of CCA into planning and budgeting and make links to the future Climate Change (CC) Policy and Implementation Strategy. The NAP can serve as the adaptation arm of SVG’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the medium to long term, contributing to the fulfillment not only of the Paris Agreement, but also of the Development Agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals (SDGs), the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and other United Nations conventions.
Guided by the overarching objectives of the NAP process under the Convention, SVG’s NAP aims to:
- To promote an enabling environment to facilitate the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation in the planning, budgeting and implementation processes, by strengthening the
governance structures to enhance synergies between adaptation and DRR, including the identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and communication of adaptation
- To improve the capacity for data and information collection, management and sharing, determination of climatic risk and access to technology and financing for adaptation; and
- To implement adaptation actions toward an increased resilience of the most vulnerable Vincentians.
These objectives are supported by three pillars in which the priorities for adaptation actions are based. The SVG NAP is available for download at NAP Central.