Colombia, Togo Submit NAPs, Expert Meeting Assesses Progress on NAPs
Peter Luethi, Biovision Foundation
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The UNFCCC NAP Central received NAPs from Colombia on 27 February 2018 and from Togo on 17 January 2018.

The LEG, in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee, convened an expert meeting to assess progress made in the process to formulate and implement NAPs.

The NAP Global Network issued several briefs, focusing on the various aspects of the NAP process, including monitoring and evaluation, strategic communication, gender considerations, and domestic budgeting and climate funds.

27 February 2018: The first months of 2018 have seen a number of developments that advanced national adaptation planning. Colombia and Togo submitted to the UNFCCC their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), an expert meeting assessed progress made in formulating and implementing NAPs, and several publications by the NAP Global Network highlighted the various aspects of the NAP process.

The UNFCCC NAP Central received NAPs from Colombia on 27 February 2018 and from Togo on 17 January 2018. At the moment, Colombia’s and Togo’s NAPs are only available in Spanish and French, respectively. [UNFCCC NAP Central] [Colombia’s Conceptual Bases for Adaptation] [Colombia’s Roadmap for Adaptation Planning] [Colombia’s Priority Lines of Action] [Togo’s NAP]

The NAP Global Network is a forum in which bilateral donors can engage with one another to coordinate adaptation support.

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Expert Group (LEG), in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee (AC), convened an expert meeting to assess progress made in the process to formulate and implement NAPs. The meeting addressed, inter alia: NAPs under the UNFCCC and metrics of success; best practices and lessons learned from countries; the guiding principles, including considerations regarding gender, vulnerable communities, groups and ecosystems, and best available science; and support provided and received. The meeting took place in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, from 7-9 February 2018. [Expert Meeting UNFCCC Webpage] [Meeting Agenda]

The NAP Global Network issued several briefs, focusing on the various aspects of the NAP process, including monitoring and evaluation, strategic communication, gender considerations, and domestic budgeting and climate funds:

The NAP Global Network is a forum in which bilateral donors can engage with one another to coordinate adaptation support. Its Secretariat is hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). [NAP Global Network Website]

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