Adaptation Efforts in Asia Shine Spotlight on Water Resources, Agriculture
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A NAP Regional Training Workshop for Asia on ‘Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Water Resources’ sought to enhance the ability of Asian governments to mainstream adaptation into water resources and build resilience.

The CCAFS South Asia consultation with national partners discussed the national perspectives on agriculture research and ways for the CCAFS and National Agricultural Research Systems to link with the private sector to accelerate climate risk management in South Asian agriculture.

The CCAFS working paper titled, ‘The Promotion of Climate-smart Villages to Support Community-based Adaptation Programming in Myanmar,’ outlines climate change impacts on agriculture in the country.

16 September 2017: A National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Regional Training Workshop for Asia advanced mainstreaming climate change adaptation into water resources. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) South Asia held a meeting to understand the national perspectives on, and discuss the way forward for, agriculture research in the region. The CCAFS issued a publication to promote climate-smart villages in Myanmar.

A NAP Regional Training Workshop for Asia on ‘Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Water Resources,’ organized by the NAP Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) together with UN and local partners, convened in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 13-16 September 2017. The workshop sought to enhance the ability of Asian governments to mainstream adaptation into water resources and build resilience. It highlighted, among other issues: adaptation under the UNFCCC; the policy support system for water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDGs 1 (no poverty), 2 (zero hunger), 6 (clean water and sanitation), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 15 (life on land); the use of climate information in flood and drought risk evaluations; and the food-water-energy nexus in the context of NAPs.

The NAP Regional Training Workshop for Asia highlighted the policy support system for water-related SDGs, including SDGs 1 (no poverty), 2 (zero hunger), 6 (clean water and sanitation), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 15 (life on land).

NAP-GSP is a joint UN Development Programme (UNDP) – UN Environment (UNEP) initiative to assist developing countries in advancing NAPs. [UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Press Release] [Workshop Webpage] [Workshop Agenda]

The CCAFS South Asia consultation with national partners, which took place in New Delhi, India, on 11 September 2017, discussed the national perspectives on agriculture research and ways for the CCAFS and National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) to link with the private sector to accelerate climate risk management in South Asian agriculture. [CCAFS Press Release]

The CCAFS published a working paper titled, ‘The Promotion of Climate-smart Villages to Support Community-based Adaptation Programming in Myanmar,’ outlining climate change impacts on agriculture in the country, and presenting a vision for making agriculture in Myanmar climate-smart. The publication is based on a CCAFS-funded scoping study conducted by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) in Myanmar. [Promotion of Climate-smart Villages to Support Community-based Adaptation Programming in Myanmar] [Publication Landing Page]

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