Countries Advance NAPs, Promote Flood and Water Management
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A workshop in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, brought together government officials, NGOs and private sector stakeholders to review existing policies, programmes and institutions, build upon existing successes and develop a cohesive NAP strategy.

Lebanon launched its NAP process by convening a stakeholder consultation in Beirut.

An inception workshop of the climate-resilient integrated water management project, developed by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with technical assistance from UNDP Sri Lanka, took place in Colombo.

12 September 2017: The past weeks’ developments related to adaptation and loss and damage have included news of Papua New Guinea launching its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process, Lebanon advancing its NAP, a workshop promoting climate-resilient integrated water management in Sri Lanka and population relocation efforts in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and the UD Development Programme (UNDP) are cooperating to develop a NAP to reduce the country’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change by building capacity and resilience. A workshop, held from 9-10 August 2017, in Port Moresby, brought together government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private sector stakeholders to review existing policies, programmes and institutions, build upon existing successes and develop a cohesive NAP strategy. [UNDP Press Release]

Lebanon launched its NAP process by convening a stakeholder consultation in Beirut from 4-5 July 2017. The meeting sought to provide a platform to discuss priority areas for climate change adaptation in Lebanon and identify next steps in the NAP’s formulation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. [UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Press Release]

The GCF-financed project on ‘Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers in the Dry Zone to Climate Variability and Extreme Events’ aims to enhance the well-being, health, and food and water security of vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone through an integrated approach to water management.

An inception workshop of the climate-resilient integrated water management project titled ‘Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers in the Dry Zone to Climate Variability and Extreme Events,’ developed by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with technical assistance from UNDP Sri Lanka, took place in Colombo on 12 September 2017. Financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the project aims to enhance the well-being, health, and food and water security of vulnerable communities in the country’s Dry Zone through an integrated approach to water management. [UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Press Release] [Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers in the Dry Zone to Climate Variability and Extreme Events]

Heavy monsoon rains in South Asia triggered the worst floods in a decade in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The increasing frequency and intensity of flooding prompted Gujarati officials to pledge to move 15 villages affected by floods to higher ground. [Place Press Release] [SDG Knowledge Hub Story on Rainfall Extremes, Floods Exacerbated by Climate Change Affecting the World’s Regions]

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