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NAP Global Network at COP 22

The NAP Global Network is gearing up for activities in Marrakech during COP 22. The NAP Global Network aims to enhance national adaptation planning and action in developing countries through coordination of bilateral support and in-country actors. The Network also facilitates international peer learning and exchange.

Please find below information on events that the Network is involved in at COP22.
Vertical Integration in National Adaptation Plan Processes: Launch of a new NAP Global Network Guidance Note
Co-organized by the NAP Global Network, United States and Germany
November 08 | 11:00-12:00 | Side Events and Exhibits Hall (Climate Change Studio)

This “mini-side event” will launch a new National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network publication: Guidance on Vertical Integration in the NAP process. This guidance note is designed for NAP teams and other stakeholders interested in strengthening vertical integration in the process. The launch will include an introduction to the publication by the Network Secretariat, and will feature speakers from two countries featured as case studies within the guidance: Colombia and Cambodia.

The Role of the NAP Process in Translating NDC Adaptation Goals into Action
Organized by Germany’s GIZ (with simultaneous interpretation)
November 09 | 15:00-16:30 | Morocco Pavilion

This event aims at stimulating and enriching discussions without attempting to provide a final answer to the question of synergies and links between adaptation components in NDCs and the NAP process. It will feature the Network’s program manager Hayley Price-Kelly on its panel. The event will provide a space for practitioners to exchange on possible links from which NDCs and the NAP process can benefit from at international and national level. A Q&A will allow for participants’ questions on the linkages between NDC adaptation components and NAPs.

Paris Implementation: Sustained Peer Learning, Coordination and Support in the NAP Global Network – Official Side Event
Co-organized by the NAP Global Network and Grenada
November 09 | 18:30-20:00 | Austral (300) (Side Events and Exhibits Area)

The NAP Global Network supports Paris Agreement implementation by enhancing national adaptation planning and action in developing countries. This event will show how this network contributes to effective NAP processes via sustained peer learning, coordinated bilateral support and targeted technical assistance. The event will feature speakers from the Network, Grenada, Albania, the US and Germany.
Refreshments will be served.

Liens entre un Plan Territorial Climat et un Plan National d’Adaptation
Organized by Morocco (with simultaneous interpretation)
November 10 | 17 :00-18 :30 | Morocco Pavilion
Angie Dazé of the NAP Global Network Secretariat will speak on vertical integration in the NAP process, with particular focus on Middle East and North Africa region.

U.S. Bilateral Support for Adaptation and the NAP Global Network
Co-organized by the United States State Department, USAID, and the NAP Global Network
November 14 | 10:00-11:30 | U.S. Center

Over the last six years, U.S. support for adaptation has increased and evolved, and now focuses on three critical areas: 1) building capacity to plan for adaptation in all sectors and at all levels of governance, 2) improving access to information for planning and decision-making, and 3) increasing access for financing implementation. Cutting across these three areas, the US has also emphasized the importance of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and their role in facilitating a shift away from ad-hoc investments to more coherent and strategic approaches to reducing climate risk.

Through its work on adaptation, the U.S. and developing and developed country partners have identified the need for sustained coordination between adaptation practitioners in order to leverage and learn from each other’s approaches, experiences, and program. This led us to the formation of the NAP Global Network at COP 20 in Lima.

Lessons learned from the Case Studies of National Adaptation Planning Process and Implementation of Adaptation Actions in the Asia-Pacific Region
Co-organised by the Ministry of Environment, Japan and the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
November 15 | 17:00 – 18:30 | Japan Pavilion

This event will highlight various lessons learned from case studies conducted over the last year on national adaptation planning and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region. Anne Hammill of the NAP Global Network will present on its work in capturing and sharing such lessons, as well as some observations regarding sectoral integration and the NAP process.