Informative Bulletin July 2017

Welcome to Module 2: Financing Opportunities for National Adaptation Plans The module will introduce the international financing landscape for adaptation to climate change, opportunities and challenges associated with access to and use of funds from these different sources. The discussion will be guided considering public funding sources in the countries for the implementation of PNACCs, discussing how to integrate adaptation planning and budgeting and the use of fiscal instruments to find new internal sources of financing for climate change adaptation.The questions of the week are: What sources of international funding have you accessed for the development of the PNACC in your country? How was the process?    Read more here

Informative Bulletin August 2017

What's new in the Community Library Latin American Climate Finance Group (GFLAC)International finance for climate change for Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru.The publications seek to analyze the finance flows for climate change in Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, and Chile. The studies provide a diagnosis of the transparency, handling of information and other financing elements. The studies are a source to share recommendations to design a system for measuring, reporting and verifying the international finance for adaptation, mitigation activities and other actions to address climate change.   Read more here

Informative Bulletin January 2018

Module 4: Integration of horizontal issues in the planning and implementation of NAPS The NAP process represents an essential opportunity for the adoption of an intersectoral and integrated approach that addresses not only climate risks but also the underlying factors of change. This module will aim to present guidelines, and case studies on the horizontal integration of different issues in the NAPS, particularly about (1) disaster risk reduction measures and (2) gender and indigenous communities approach, among other topics.   Read more here

Informative Bulletin March 2018

Key messages on integrating cross-cutting issues in the NAPS: risk management, gender and indigenous peoples 1. Integration of risk reduction measures in the PNACCGlobally, disasters are increasingly causing impacts on livelihoods and ecosystems. Climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) are interrelated in many ways, and the issue of coordination, integration and synergies between the two approaches has been at the forefront of international discussions in recent years. The integration of DRR with CCA is now recognized worldwide as a vital action for sustainable development and has been promoted by several international agendas as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the results of Rio + 20 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.   Read more here

Informative Bulletin April 2018

Key messages on integrating cross-cutting issues in the NAPS After webinars 11 and 12 of Module 4: Integration of cross-cutting issues in the planning and implementation of NAPS, we present the key messages that emerged from the presentations and discussions that took place in the NAPS Community of Practice.1. Integration of land-use management in NAPSThe strategic planning of land management is a fundamental tool to mitigate and adapt to climate risks. Land-use planning and management can play a key role in reducing current and future risks associated with climate change through responsible management of the environment and its resources. A key example comes from the forestry sector and the REDD + mechanism. The potential environmental and social benefits of REDD + will depend on where and how the actions are implemented, therefore it is important to consider land-use planning in the design of these actions.   Read more here

Informative Bulletin July 2018

Module 6: Education and Adaptation to Climate Change This module will seek to emphasize the central role that education plays in determining the capacity to adapt to climate change. In this respect, a clear education agenda needs to be created and promoted in order to be included in the planning of the NAPs, to gain new knowledge and skills and change behavior to reduce vulnerabilities to climate change risks. The module is organized in collaboration with the Environmental Training Network for Latin America and the Caribbean of UN Environment. The Network is a community of practice among the directors of environmental education of the Ministries of the Environment in the region. This module seeks to explore how education and climate change issues relate to each other?   Read more here

Informative Bulletin November 2018

Module 6: Education and Adaptation to Climate Change This module emphasized the central role that education plays in determining the adaptation capacity to climate change. In this sense, it sought to create and promote a clear education agenda to be included in the planning of National Adaptation Plans to Climate Change (NAPs). Its purpose is the acquisition of new knowledge and skills, and the change of behaviors to reduce vulnerabilities and manage the risks of climate changeThe module was organized in collaboration with the Environmental Training Network for Latin America and the Caribbean from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This network is composed of directors of environmental education from the ministries of the environment in the region.    Read more here

Webinar: Adaptation to climate change: sustainable lifestyles and the role of non-formal education

How are the themes of sustainable lifestyles and climate change related to each other? How can non-formal education initiatives be integrated into projects and National Adaptation Plans? What examples of success exist in Latin America and the Caribbean? UN Environment invites you to participate in the following Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to emphasize the central role that sustainable lifestyles and non-formal education play in determining the capacity to adapt to climate change. In this respect, the aim will be to demonstrate that sustainable lifestyles and non-formal education are key to the transformation towards a society that is prepared, informed and resilient to climate risks. The webinar will present experiences and initiatives promoted by the Ministry of Education in Chile and the Universidad del Bosque de Colombia. AGENDA Welcome from the NAPS Community Moderator, Sebastian RodriguezAdaptation Specialist, Climate Change UnitRegional Office for Latin America and the CaribbeanUN Environment Presenters Introduction, Adriana Zacarias FarahRegional coordinator, Resource Efficiency ProgramRegional Office for Latin America and the CaribbeanUN-Environment Environmental education in the face of the climate change challenge, strategies implemented by the Ministry of the Environment of ChileRoberto GonzalezDirector, Department of Environmental Education,Ministry of the Environment, Chile Experience from ColombiaKenneth OchoaDirector of Environmental Engineering Program,Faculty of Engineering, Universidad el Bosque, Colombia

Education, adaptation and disaster risk reduction

How are the themes of risk management, adaptation to climate change and education related to each other?How can the topic of risk management be integrated into formal and non-formal education?What initiatives exist in Latin America and the Caribbean? UN Environmentinvites you to participate in the following Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to emphasize the central role that education plays in the preparation and management of risk reduction. In this respect, the aim will be to demonstrate that education is part of the transformation for a resilient society. The webinar will present experiences from Venezuela. AGENDA Welcome from the NAPS Community Sebastian RodriguezAdaptation Specialist, Climate Change UnitRegional Office for Latin America and the CaribbeanUN Environment Presenters Dr. Lili IlievaAssociated consultant Practical Action – Regional Office for Latin America, Peru Clara ArizaSpecialist in Adaptation to Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable DevelopmentAssociation for Learning about Climate Change (UN CC: Learn)United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Pablo KaplunProject Manager CONSTRU-PAS: Building Participation and Prevention for a Healthy EnvironmentLiving geography

Webinar 18: Education, adaptation and disaster risk reduction

Presentation of the webinar on education, adaptation and disaster risk reduction

Webinar: Adaptation based on Ecosystems in Cities

What are the climatic risks that the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean face?What adaptation measures based on ecosystems (EbA) exist to reduce climate vulnerability in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean?How can these measures be integrated into development and / or territorial planning strategies?What examples of success exist in Latin America and the Caribbean? UN Environment invites you to participate in the following Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to present advances in the adoption of new approaches for the development of adaptation strategies in cities. Additionally, a case study on ecosystem-based adaptation strategies (EbA) will be presented in Xalapa, Mexico as part of a UN Environment project on EbA measures in cities    

Webinar: Monitoring and Evaluation: How to measure the success of adaptation processes?

What are the challenges associated with monitoring and evaluating the progress of adaptation?What do we seek to monitor, processes or results of adaptation?What information, metrics and units are necessary to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the National Adaptation Plans?What successful examples exist in Latin America and the Caribbean region? UN Environment invites you to participate in the following Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to resolve these and other questions related to the metrics for the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation progress. Advances in the development of metrics to measure success in adaptation will be presented together with a case study from the region to demonstarte an experience with the design of a monitoring and evaluation system. AGENDA Welcome from the NAPS Community Lili Ilieva, PhDModerator, Practical Action – Latin America Presenters Elena PitaAdaptation Program OfficerRegional Office for Latin America and the CaribbeanUN Environment Lars Christiansen Expert in Climate Change Senior project officer UNEP - DTU Partnership Case study Case study from Latin America and the Caribbean region

Webinar: Education, climate change and rights to sustainable development

The Guidelines are intended to facilitate the work of National Focal Points (NFPs) to implement ACE activities in their countries. This publication can also be useful to other policy-makers and members of civil society organizations (CSOs) seeking the means to address climate change. The guidelines provide a flexible, phased approach to the strategic and systematic implementation of ACE activities at the national level, driven by each country’s circumstances.    

Action for Climate Empowerment: Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness

The Guidelines are intended to facilitate the work of National Focal Points (NFPs) to implement ACE activities in their countries. This publication can also be useful to other policy-makers and members of civil society organizations (CSOs) seeking the means to address climate change. The guidelines provide a flexible, phased approach to the strategic and systematic implementation of ACE activities at the national level, driven by each country’s circumstances.    

Education, climate change and rights to sustainable development

Presentación del webinar sobre el ordenamiento territorial como clave para la resiliencia al cambio climático: Perspectiva REDD+

Webinar 18: Education, adaptation and disaster risk reduction

Webinar 17: Adaptation to climate change: Sustainable lifestyles and the role of non-formal education

Author: UNESCO Year: 2018   The Guidelines are intended to facilitate the work of National Focal Points (NFPs) to implement ACE activities in their countries. This publication can also be useful to other policy-makers and members of civil society organizations (CSOs) seeking the means to address climate change. The guidelines provide a flexible, phased approach to the strategic and systematic implementation of ACE activities at the national level, driven by each country’s circumstances. 

Action for Climate Empowerment: Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness

Author: UNESCO Year: 2018   The Guidelines are intended to facilitate the work of National Focal Points (NFPs) to implement ACE activities in their countries. This publication can also be useful to other policy-makers and members of civil society organizations (CSOs) seeking the means to address climate change. The guidelines provide a flexible, phased approach to the strategic and systematic implementation of ACE activities at the national level, driven by each country’s circumstances. 

Webinar: Education, climate change and rights to sustainable development

How do environmental education and climate change issues relate to each other?How can environmental education initiatives be integrated into projects and National Adaptation Plans?What examples of success exist in Latin America and the Caribbean? UN Environment invites you to participate in the following Webinar of the NAPS Community, which seeks to emphasize the central role that education plays in determining the capacity to adapt to climate change. In this respect, we seek to create and promote a clear education agenda in order to be included in the planning of adaptation, particularly in the National Adaptation Plans, to learn and promote behavioral changes that make it possible to move towards a sustainable development model, low carbon and resilient; and thus form a new generation of well-informed citizens on climate change. The webinar will present advances on the Regional Agreement to protect the rights of access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters (Principle 10 of the Rio de Janeiro Declaration on Environment and Development). In addition, UNESCO will present its initiative on education on climate change for sustainable development. AGENDA Welcome from the NAPS CommunityLili Ilieva, PhDModerator, Practical Action – Latin America Presenters Introduction: Regional Agreement to protect the rights of access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental mattersAndrea BruscoRegional Coordinator, Environmental Governance Program,UN Environment, Office for Latin America and the Caribbean Education on climate change for sustainable development in UNESCOAstrid HollanderSpecialist in the Education Sector. United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture, San José, Costa Rica.      

Education, climate change and rights to sustainable development

Authors: Sebastian Kratzer and Viginie Le Masson Year: 2016 MASS  The objective of the document is to contribute new evidence from Peru, Kenya and India to the discussion on gender and climate change and provide insights that will help policy-makers and practitioners to foster more inclusive climate and development interventions. It highlights 10 findings to prove that gender-sensitive approaches lead to better climate and development outcomes – and how they do it  

10 things to know: Gender equality and achieving climate goals

Authors: Sebastian Kratzer and Viginie Le Masson Year: 2016 MASS  The objective of the document is to contribute new evidence from Peru, Kenya and India to the discussion on gender and climate change and provide insights that will help policy-makers and practitioners to foster more inclusive climate and development interventions. It highlights 10 findings to prove that gender-sensitive approaches lead to better climate and development outcomes – and how they do it  

How do gender approaches improve climate compatible development? Lessons from Peru

Authors: María Teresa Arana, Alicia Quezada and Rebecca Clements (Practical Action Consulting)  Year: 2016 This brief is based on a research project carried out by Practical Action Consulting with support from the Institute of Development Studies, commissioned by and supported by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), to provide evidence on the advantages and challenges of integrating a gender dimension into climate compatible development strategies in urban settings, with a focus on Peru, India and Kenya. Although considerable evidence exists pertaining to rural areas, significant knowledge gaps can be found in relation to climate compatible development and gender in urban areas.   

Towards Improved Linkage of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Health: A Review

Authors: Nicola Banwell, Shannon Rutherford, Brendan Mackey  and Cordia Chu Year: 2018 This article reviews relevant literature to provide a synopsis of what is currently known about linking DRR and CCA in health. It aims to provide a strong and coherent rationale for building links in health, discuss what the current literature conveys about how these links can occur, as well as highlight current knowledge gaps. In doing so it intends to serve as the foundation for driving future work on how these links can be formed and advanced.  

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector: resource manual

Authors: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Year: 2012 The resource manual aims to ensure adherence to child rights principles based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, focusing on equal opportunities for the most disadvantaged. The ultimate goal of the resource manual is to ensure that all children may equitably exercise their educational and environmental rights in totality, as described in the Convention. The resource manual provides guidance on policy and planning for sustainable development throughout the education sector in both non-formal and formal learning places at all levels of action, from national to local. It is primarily intended for use as an evidence- based policy advocacy and capacity development tool by ministries of education and their partners, such as education professionals from UNICEF and other development or humanitarian aid agencies, especially planners, curriculum developers and teacher educators.   

Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific: An institutional and policy analysis

Authors: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) secretariat and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).  Year: 2010 The high level of climate-related risks in the Pacific region and the likelihood that these will increase substantially in the future, make disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) key policy goals. The main objective of this study is to provide an analysis of the current level of integration of DRR and CCA in the region, with an emphasis on the policy and institutional environment. The report outlines some of the challenges and barriers to integration, evolving good practice towards integration and provides recommendations for regional and national stakeholders for further action.  

Monitoring and evaluating climate adaptation: a review of GCCA experience

Authors: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Year: 2014 Summary: Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of adaptation to climate change is essential but is a young discipline, as yet with no universally agreed standards or practices for measuring how well an intervention reduces peoples’ climate vulnerability. However, several multi-country programmes are focusing on supporting adaptation activities in developing countries, and these programmes provide a good opportunity to see how M&E is taking place and to share the lessons. This briefing reports recommendations from a review of the European Union’s Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) initiative. The review examined how M&E is being undertaken within the GCCA programmes, and how M&E may contribute to national or regional evaluations of climate change adaptation  

Monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation in Nepal: a review of national systems

Authors: Susannah Fisher (IIED) and Michelle Slaney (Practical Action Consulting)  Year: 2013 Summary: The research approach combines an extensive review of secondary literature on the national M&E system and project and programme documents on climate change adaptation with a series of interviews and consultations with key stakeholders undertaken in Kathmandu between November 2012 and February 2013. The research has focused on a set of programmes that explicitly consider climate change adaptation as their main aim, rather than the range of climate relevant programmes under the main development programme. For this reason, the primary empirical focus is on the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, although other sectors and the national system are also included for comparison and context.  

Monitoring & evaluation for climate change adaptation: A synthesis of tools, frameworks and approaches

Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. and Pringle, P.  Year: 2013 Summary: This report represents a synthesis and summary of frameworks for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation (CCA) interventions, with a specific focus on international development projects and programs. The objective of this report is to:  Provide an easy-to-read synthesis of current adaptation M&E resources, frameworks, and approaches so that practitioners are able to more easily identify the information and tools that are most relevant to their needs.  Provide a short analysis of the “state of play” of adaptation M&E guidance, identifying key themes and reflecting upon gaps and future priorities.   

Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): Overview and compilation of ten examples

Author: GIZ Year: 2018 A new report developed by GIZ provides an overview of available public and private financing sources to implement and sustain EbA measures. It highlights ten practical and illustrative examples to inspire project developers and practitioners interested in exploring different ways to access resources and engagement models for EbA financing  

Ecosystem-based approaches to building resilience in urban areas: towards a framework for decision-making criteria

Authors: Marlene Laros, Sarah Birch, Jenny Clover, ICLEI-Africa  Year: 2013 Summary: This paper focuses on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in urban areas, exploring the vast potential benefits that might be gained from using the multiple functions performed by large, often contiguous and interconnected, natural ecosystems such as soils, wetlands, catchments and coral reefs. With a growing number of implementation projects and key challenges in performance-management, this paper aims to open the debate on what constitutes effective urban EbA  

Ecosystem-based adaptation in cities: An analysis of European urban climate adaptation plans

Authors: Davide Geneletti and Linda Zardo Year: 2015 Summary: The paper concludes by offering recommendations to improve future practice, in terms of enhancing the baseline information to improve the proposal and design of EbA measures, improving the treatment of co-benefits associated to EbA measures, and strengthening coordination with other planning tools. Possible future development of this works includes the integration of the proposed EbA classification, and the analysis of a larger sample of territorial plans.    

Monitoring and Evaluating Adaptation at Aggregated Levels: A Comparative Analysis of Ten Systems

Authors: GIZ Year: 2014 Summary: The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to the different approaches and experiences in designing and implementing (piloting) M&E systems for adaptation at these aggregated levels. This will be done through an in-depth comparison of ten aggregated M&E systems.   

Adaptation in human settlements: key findings and way forward

Author: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Year: 2018 Summary: Adapting to climate change in human settlements is critical to ensuring that human development is not jeopardized and that the world’s growing population has the opportunity to thrive where they live. This report shares key findings, good practices and lessons learned on adaptation in human settlements and is based on submissions from Parties and organizations and expert knowledge of the latest experience and research. It provides evidence of, and guidance and tools for, the coordinated local engagement of national and subnational governments in building climate resilience in collaboration with communities, civil society organizations, research centres and the private sector  

Webinar: Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Cities

What are the climatic risks that the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean face? What adaptation measures based on ecosystems (EbA) exist to reduce climate vulnerability in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean? How can these measures be integrated into development and / or territorial planning strategies? What examples of success exist in Latin America and the Caribbean? UN Environment invites you to participate in the following Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to present advances in the adoption of new approaches for the development of adaptation strategies in cities. Additionally, a case study on ecosystem-based adaptation strategies (EbA) will be presented in Xalapa, Mexico as part of a UN Environment project on EbA measures in cities      

Webinar: Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Cities

   

Webinar: Monitoring and Evaluation: How to measure the success of adaptation processes?

   

Adaptation metrics: Perspectives on measuring, aggregating and comparing adaptation results

Autores: UNEP DTU Partnership Año: 2018 Abordar la adaptación y la resiliencia es cada vez más importante en la lucha contra el cambio climático. Se están destinando grandes cantidades de recursos, tanto públicos como privados, a fin de mejorar la capacidad de adaptación, fortalecer la resiliencia y reducir la vulnerabilidad. Existe un mayor reconocimiento de la necesidad de priorizar y dirigir los limitados fondos de adaptación a los países y grupos de población más vulnerables. El principal interés de la publicación es cómo medir y seguir el progreso en la adaptación, tanto en términos de resultados como de procesos.   

Webinar Financial mechanisms: Basic ingredients to ensure the sustainability of adaptation

What is the importance of developing financial mechanisms to ensure the sustainability of adaptation?What are the success factors and challenges for the development and implementation of such mechanisms?What examples of success exist in Latin America and the Caribbean? UN Environment invites you to participate in the Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to resolve these and other questions related to financial mechanisms for adaptation. It will be presented successful case studies in the region around the creation of a water fund in Ecuador and a law on incentives for forest restoration in Argentina. AGENDA Welcome from the NAPS Community Sebastian RordiguezModerator, REGATTA – UN Environment Presenters Malki SáenzCoordinatorSocio-environmental Information Unit (UISA)Simon Bolivar Andean University, Ecuador Dr. Luis Mario ChauchardForest engineerMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina

Webinar Financial mechanisms: Basic ingredients to ensure the sustainability of adaptation

Webinar: Land-use planning for resilience to climate change: The perspective of REDD+

What is the importance of land-use planning for resilience to climate change?What are the success factors for adopting land-use planning in resilience strategies?What are the main benefits and challenges to integrate the perspective of REDD + perspective? UN Environment invites you to participate in the following Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to respond to these and other questions with regards to the relevance of integrating land-use planning in strategies for resilience to climate change. AGENDA Welcome from the NAPS Community Lili Ilieva, PhDModerator, Practical Action – Latin America Presenters IntroductionJuan FerrandoProgram OfficerUN Environment - REDD  Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean Planning for adaptation actions that deliver environmental and social benefits: lessons from REDD+Dr. Judith WalcottProgram OfficerClimate Change and BiodiversityUN Environment – World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Developing national adaptation monitoring and evaluation systems: A guidebook

Autores: Hayley Price-Kelly, Anne Hammill, Julie Dekens, Timo Leiter, Julia Olivier Año: 2014  M&E of adaptation aims to track progress in implement- ing adaptation interventions, and/or how these interventions are reducing vulnerability, improving adaptive capacity, and supporting the overall well-being of populations affected by the impacts of climate change. The Guidebook builds on a comparative review of national M&E of adaptation in ten countries, jointly produced by GIZ and IISD in 2014 and draws on examples, recommendations, and lessons that emerged from this study. 

Coastal EbA Decision Support Tool and Options manual

Online resource to learn more about the role of coastal ecosystems in climate change adaptation, how to plan and implement coastal EBA options, and ensure their ongoing success  http://web.unep.org/coastal-eba/coastal-EBA-DST

Resilience and adaptation planning for communities in protected areas. A step-by-step guide

Authors: UN Environment Year: 2016 Resilience and Adaptation Planning for Communities in Protected Areas provides the practical tools needed to effectively engage with communities living in, and around, PAs regarding appropriate strategies to deal with the negative impacts of climate change. This manual outlines a practical and pragmatic community-based resilience and adaptation planning process, offering step-by-step guidance on initiating the planning process, engaging the community in it and refining and implementing action plans  

Inventory of tools and methods relevant to EbA

This inventory contains over 200 tools/methods, this navigator helps EbA practitioners, researchers and policy-makers find the tools they need to support planning, implementation, monitoring and mainstreaming 

Guidance on Integrating Ecosystem Considerations into Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Assessment (VIA) to Inform Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Authors: UN Environment WCMC Year: 2015 This Guidance provides information and advice on how to integrate consideration of ecosystems and their services into a climate change Vulnerability and Impact Assessment (VIA). This Guidance recognizes the importance of designing assessments of social vulnerability to climate change so that they take account of potential changes in the supply of and demand for ecosystem services (the benefits that people obtain from ecosystems) that support livelihoods, the well-being of societies and their adaptation strategies. Using the steps described can provide a strong basis for identifying options for ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change (EBA), as part of wider adaptation planning.  

Gender equality in national climate action: planning for gender-responsive nationally determined contributions

Authors: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  Year: 2016 This report provides an assessment of the status of gender equality in national climate policy in light of the Paris Agreement. It also presents a framework for integrating gender equality into NDC planning and implementation.  

Mainstreaming gender in health adaptation to climate change programmes

Authors: World Health Organization (WHO) Year: 2012 This guide is targeted towards programme managers who work in climate change and health adaptation, and provides them with practical information and concrete guidance to mainstream gender throughout all four phases of the project cycle: identi cation, formulation and design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. In order to e ectively mainstream gender within their health adaptation to climate change pro- grammes, managers will learn to conduct a gender analysis of health vulnerability and adverse health impacts of climate change, and to design gender-responsive adaptation programmes and actions, thanks to the practical and programmatic recommendations.   

Gender, climate change and community-based adaptation: A guidebook for designing and implementing gender-sensitive community-based adaptation programs and projects

Authors: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  Year: 2010 This Guidebook presents valuable advice on how to design gender-sensitive, community-based projects and programmes. It draws on a wealth of experiences and examples from UNDP CBA Programmes, together with lessons learned from Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programmes and UN Volunteers’ experiences within the field.    

Webinar: Integration of gender approach and indigenous communities in planning for adaptation and its articulation with the NAPS

What is the importance of adopting a gender approach in planning for adaptation to climate change and what is the process to do so?What are the main benefits and challenges of integrating considerations of indigenous communities in the planning and implementation of the NAPS? UN Environment invites you to participate in the following Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to resolve these and other questions related to integrating gender considerations and indigenous communities in the different stages of formulation and implementation of plans and initiatives on climate change adaptation. AGENDA Welcome from the NAPS Community Lili Ilieva, PhDModerator, Practical Action – Latin America Presenters Isabel MartinezProgram OfficerRegional Office for Latin America and the CaribbeanUN Environment Victor TsangProgram Officer Gender and Safeguards UnitUN Environment Maria Noeli ObertoWayuu Women's Network - Youth Commission Indigenous National Council of Venezuela (CONIVE) Continental Liaison for Indigenous Women of the Americas -ECMIA- Committee on Children and Youth

Webinar Integration of gender approach and indigenous communities in planning for adaptation and its articulation with the NAPS

   

Integration of measures for adaptation to CC and DRR in planning of NAPs

What is the importance of adopting a disaster risk reduction approach in planning for adaptation in the current context of climate change? What are the main benefits, opportunities, challenges and limitations to achieve it? How can this strengthen and enrich the process of planning and implementing the National Adaptation Plans to climate change? UN Environment invites you to participate in the Webinar of the NAPS Community, which will seek to resolve these and other questions related to the relevance of integrating adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures as a holistic strategy to address adaptation actions and thus reduce the vulnerability of both communities and ecosystems to climate change and variability. Welcome from the NAPS Community Lili Ilieva, PhDModerator, Practical Action – Latin America Presenters Dan StothartRegional Humanitarian Affairs OfficerLatin America and the CaribbeanUN Environment Jennifer GuralnickProgram Management OfficerUnited Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Marilise TurnbullInternational consultantCo-author of "Towards Resilience: A Guide for Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change

Webinar Integration of measures for adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction in planning and implementation of National Adaptation Plans

   

Opportunities and options for integrating climate change adaptation with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

   

Technical guidance for monitoring and reporting on progress in achieving the global targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Authors: UNISDR Year: 2017 The document provides technical suggestions and considerations of Member States, relevant technical partners and the UNISDR in respect of applicable definitions and terminology, possible computation methodologies, data standards and critical issues. The purpose of this document is to support the refinement and finalization of the technical guidance for countries reporting on the indicators to monitor achievement of the global targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.  

Report of the open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction

Authors: United Nations General Assembly Year: 2016 The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit herewith the report of the open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction established by the General Assembly in its resolution 69/284 for the development of a set of possible indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, coherent with the work of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, and the update of the publication entitled “2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction”.  

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the Third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, 2015. It is the outcome of stakeholder consultations initiated in March 2012 and inter-governmental negotiations from July 2014 to March 2015, supported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction at the request of the UN General Assembly. 

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: A tool for Adaptation to Climate Change and National Adaptation Plans

Authors: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Year: 2015 The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 outlines seven clear targets and four priorities for action to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks: (i) Understanding disaster risk; (ii) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (iii) Investing in disaster reduction for resilience and; (iv) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to "Build Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. It aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years.  

Promoting ecosystems for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Authors: UN Environment  Year: 2015 The main focus of the paper is to examine potential areas of integration and synergy, highlighting how sustainable ecosystems management approaches help facilitate integration of CCA and DRR. A total of 38 (Eco-DRR, EBA and hybrid Eco-DRR/CCA) projects were examined in terms of their aims, assessments, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and policy and institutional contexts to understand how in practice these approaches differ and overlap and to find key integration points. This paper identifies five areas for Eco-DRR and EBA integration in project design and implementation, namely: Defining aims of the project; Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments; Project implementation: methods, approaches, tools; Monitoring and Evaluation; and Policy and institutional engagements.    

MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING

A guide to evaluating marine spatial plans

UNISDR. 2015. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030

UNISDR. 2015. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030

UNISDR. 2015. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030

Webinar Integrated planning of the coastal sector under a scenario of climate change adaptation

   

Webinar: Integrated planning of the coastal sector under a scenario of climate change adaptation

The coastal sector is one of the most vulnerable sectors and constantly exposed to climatic risks but at the same time it has multiple resources that, if managed comprehensively, can increase the resilience to climate impacts and extreme events of the social and ecological system. In this Webinar, an overview of the importance of integrating the coastal sector in planning for adaptation to climate change will be presented. An example of planning for adaptation in an urban coastal area in Latin America and the Caribbean will be also presented - The 4C Plan: Cartagena de Indias Competitive and Climate Compatible. AGENDA IntroductionDr. Lili Ilieva, Moderator for NAPS Community of Practice, Practical Action, Peru. General Framework for Integrated Coastal Management: articulation with adaptation plans to climate changeProf. Dr. Javier García Sanabria, Professor, University of Cadiz, Spain. Climate change and territorial resilience: Case study from Climate Change Plan of Cartagena - Plan 4CJuan Camilo Ulloa, Coordinator of the project MIZC, The Autonomous Regional Corporation of Sucre – CARSUCRE.

Regional briefing on National Adaptation Plans: Caribbean in focus

Autores: UNDP, UN Environment, Global Environment Fund Publicación: 2017 Lengua: English Resumen: Here are several notable successes in the Caribbean  region in terms of mainstreaming adaptation into development planning. A number of countries, including Barbados, Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname, have integrated climate change into national development plans. This summary shows experiences from selected countries and lessons learned.  

Webinar: Integrated planned management of water resources

Webinar Integrating planned management of water resources in adaptation and its relationship with the NAP

 Contribuir al logro de los objetivos de adaptación a la contribución nacional (NDC). Nota de orientación. Dada la variedad de financiamiento disponible para apoyar el proceso del PNACC, es crítico que los países combinen las necesidades de financiamiento con las fuentes más apropiadas para satisfacer estas necesidades. El desarrollo de una estrategia de nanciamiento dedicada al proceso del PAN puede ayudar con este proceso. Estas estrategias pueden desempeñar un papel fundamental al apoyar sistemáticamente un enfoque nacional coordinado para identificar las necesidades de financiación en todo el proceso del PAN. También pueden ayudar a priorizar fuentes de financiamiento potenciales y proporcionar un proceso detallado y paso a paso para lograr los objetivos de financiamiento de un país.

Webinar: Articulation of National Adaptation Plans for Climate Change with national, regional and local development strategies

In this Webinar, we will present the Experience in the Caribbean for access to finance for the planning and implementation of NAPS. This Webinar will provide an overview of the importance of planning for adaptation in the medium to long term and its articulation with national, regional and local strategies. This is through the international vision and experience of the Green Climate Fund, which acts as one of the main financing vehicles for the development and implementation of the National Adaptation Plans for Climate Change in the region. AGENDA IntroductionElena Pita, Programme Officer, Climate Change Adaptation, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN Environment. Financial support for adaptation planningJason Spensley, Senior Specialist, Project Preparation and Adaptation Planning Articulation of adaptation in national, regional and local strategies in the Dominican RepublicPedro Garcia Brito, Director of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Dominican Republic. Dr. Lili Ilieva, Moderator for NAPS Community of Practice, Practical Action, Peru.

Webinar Articulation of National Adaptation Plans for Climate Change with national, regional and local development strategies

 Contribuir al logro de los objetivos de adaptación a la contribución nacional (NDC). Nota de orientación. Dada la variedad de financiamiento disponible para apoyar el proceso del PNACC, es crítico que los países combinen las necesidades de financiamiento con las fuentes más apropiadas para satisfacer estas necesidades. El desarrollo de una estrategia de nanciamiento dedicada al proceso del PAN puede ayudar con este proceso. Estas estrategias pueden desempeñar un papel fundamental al apoyar sistemáticamente un enfoque nacional coordinado para identificar las necesidades de financiación en todo el proceso del PAN. También pueden ayudar a priorizar fuentes de financiamiento potenciales y proporcionar un proceso detallado y paso a paso para lograr los objetivos de financiamiento de un país.

Webinar: The role of the private sector in financing adaptation with a perspective on NAPS

In this webinar, we will present you an overview of the financing needs for adaptation and potential synergy opportunities with the private sector to address this challenge. In addition, a case study of Colombia will be presented, showing the benefits of integrating the private sector into rural development and adaptation planning. AGENDA Introduction Jacinto Buenfil, Project coordinator for Microfinance for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (MEBA), Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN Environment. Adaptation Gap Report Daniel Puig, Senior advisor, Department of Management Engineering, UN – Environment - Technical University of Denmark (UNEP – DTU Partnership). Microfinance to boost rural development in ColombiaMauricio Osorio Sánchez, General Manager, IMF Crezcamos S.A, Colombia. Dr. Lili Ilieva, Moderator and Expert on Climate Change Adaptation, Practical Action, Peru.

Webinar The role of the private sector in financing adaptation with a perspective on National Adaptation Plans for Climate Change

 Contribuir al logro de los objetivos de adaptación a la contribución nacional (NDC). Nota de orientación. Dada la variedad de financiamiento disponible para apoyar el proceso del PNACC, es crítico que los países combinen las necesidades de financiamiento con las fuentes más apropiadas para satisfacer estas necesidades. El desarrollo de una estrategia de nanciamiento dedicada al proceso del PAN puede ayudar con este proceso. Estas estrategias pueden desempeñar un papel fundamental al apoyar sistemáticamente un enfoque nacional coordinado para identificar las necesidades de financiación en todo el proceso del PAN. También pueden ayudar a priorizar fuentes de financiamiento potenciales y proporcionar un proceso detallado y paso a paso para lograr los objetivos de financiamiento de un país.

Financing National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes: Contributing to the achievement of nationally determined contribution (NDC) adaptation goals

 Contribuir al logro de los objetivos de adaptación a la contribución nacional (NDC). Nota de orientación. Dada la variedad de financiamiento disponible para apoyar el proceso del PNACC, es crítico que los países combinen las necesidades de financiamiento con las fuentes más apropiadas para satisfacer estas necesidades. El desarrollo de una estrategia de nanciamiento dedicada al proceso del PAN puede ayudar con este proceso. Estas estrategias pueden desempeñar un papel fundamental al apoyar sistemáticamente un enfoque nacional coordinado para identificar las necesidades de financiación en todo el proceso del PAN. También pueden ayudar a priorizar fuentes de financiamiento potenciales y proporcionar un proceso detallado y paso a paso para lograr los objetivos de financiamiento de un país.

Webinar: Access to funding for NAPS: Experiences from the Caribbean

In this Webinar, we will present the Experience in the Caribbean for access to finance for the planning and implementation of NAPS. We will see the international finance overview for climate change adaptation in the Caribbean and the different opportunities and challenges related to access and use of funds from different sources. AGENDA Welcome to the NAPS Community of PracticeDr. Lili Ilieva, Moderator and climate adaptation expert – Practical Action, Peru. LECTURERS Access to finance for NAPS: Caribbean experiencesMark Bynoe, PhD, Assistant Executive Director and Head, Programme Development and Management Unit, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). Access to finance for NAPS: Experience of Antigua and BarbudaRuth Spencer, Coordinator for Antigua and Barbuda, Global Environment Facility/Small Grants Program- (GEF/SGP). Member of the GEF Technical Assistance Committee.

Webinar: Access to funding for NAPS: Experiences from the Caribbean

Webinar 4: Access to funding for NAPS: Experiences from the Caribbean

Demystifying Adaptation Finance for the Private Sector

The report from the Finance Initiative of UN Environment analyses the role of private finance in confronting the challenges of climate change. This report examines how private enterprises make investment decisions in adaptation and how those investments are financed. The report analyses the market barriers that inhibit investments in adaptation, both on the side of the private enterprise investing in adaptation, and on the side of the private financial institution financing such investment. Finally, the report provides practical policy solutions to remove the barriers and scale-up the volume of financial flows for adaptation.

The Adaptation Gap 2016

The report from UN- Environment focuses on Finance, Technology and Knowledge gaps in climate change adaptation and assesses the difference between the financial costs of adapting to climate change in developing countries and the amount of money actually available to meet these costs – a difference known as the “adaptation finance gap”. The report identifies trends and highlights challenges associated with measuring progress towards fulfilling the adaptation finance gap, while informing national and international efforts to advance adaptation

Webinar: NAPS planning and opportunities for synergies with mitigation

In this Webinar, we will present opportunities for synergies between adaptation and mitigation and how to incorporate them in the planning for National Adaptation Plans. AGENDA Welcome to the NAPS Community of PracticeDr. Lili Ilieva, Moderator and climate adaptation expert – Practical Action, Peru PRESENTERS Planning for NAPs and opportunities for synergies with mitigationHernán Carlino, Specialist in Climate Policy. Coordinator of the Center for Global Climate Change Studies - FTDT, Argentina. Panel of expertsClaudia Bouroncle, Expert in adaptation to climate change, natural resources and agriculture, UN - Environment.

Webinar: NAPS planning and opportunities for synergies with mitigation

Webinar 2: Assessment of options for adaptation measures: Methods and experiences of selection and prioritization in Paraguay and Uruguay

Webinar: Assessment of options for adaptation measures in Paraguay and Uruguay

In this Webinar, we will show methodologies for selecting measures to adapt to climate change in Paraguay and Uruguay, particularly through the cost-benefit analysis. The presentation will highlight the experience in: Project prioritization methodologies: cost-effectiveness, cost-benefitCost Benefit Analysis (CB) applied to CC policies, main challengesCase Study: CB Analysis of the Asuncion Wastewater Treatment SystemAssessment and prioritization of adaptation measures in Uruguay AGENDA Welcome to the NAPS Community of PracticeDr. Lili Ilieva, Moderator and climate adaptation expert – Practical Action, Peru Selecting adaptation measures using cost-benefit analysis: Experience from AsunciónDr. Roberto Ponce, Professor, Faculty of Business and Economy, University of Excellence (Universidad de Desarrollo), Chile Assessment and prioritization of adaptation measures in UruguayMónica Gómez, Expert, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment (MVOTMA), Uruguay

Webinar: Assessment of options for adaptation measures: Methods and experiences of selection and prioritization in Paraguay and Uruguay

Webinar 2: Assessment of options for adaptation measures: Methods and experiences of selection and prioritization in Paraguay and Uruguay

Webinar: Scenarios and adaptation measures for NAPS: The mexican experience

In this Webinar, we will show Mexico`s experience in the climate change adaptation process. The presentation will highlight the experience in: Application of climate change scenariosClimate change impacts and analysis of current and future vulnerabilityThe National Atlas of Climate Change Vulnerability (ANVCC in its Spanish acronym)Definition of adaptation measures AGENDA Welcome to the NAPS Community of PracticeLili Ilieva. Moderator and climate adaptation expert – Practical Action. Climate Adaptation Process in MexicoDr. Jorge Lopez Blanco, Director of Risk and Adaptation Management, National Coordination for Climate Change Adaptation (CGACC in its Spanish acronym), Ecology and Climate Change National Institute (INECC in its Spanish acronym) in Mexico PanelistDr. Waldo Lavado Casimiro, Investigator at the Hydrology and Water Resources Directorate, National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (SENAMHI) in Peru.

Webinar: Scenarios and adaptation measures for NAPS: The mexican experience

Webinar 1: Scenarios and adaptation measures for NAPS: The mexican experience

Webinar: Welcome to the community of practice NAPs

In this this Webinar we will welcome you to the Community of Practice and introduce you the initiative in detail as well as the upcoming activities. Agenda Welcome from REGATTA. Silvia Giada, Programme Officer Climate Change, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Environment Programme. Adaptation planning: a key aspect to access climate finance. Barney Dickinson, Head of Climate Change Adaptation Unit – UN Environment. The Community of Practice: benefits and future steps. Alicia Quezada, NAPs Community of Practice General Coordinator - Practical Action Latin America.

Demystifying Adaptation Finance for the Private Sector

Authors: Druce L. et al. Year: 2017 Available: English Summary: The report from the Finance Initiative of UN Environment analyses the role of private finance in confronting the challenges of climate change. This report examines how private enterprises make investment decisions in adaptation and how those investments are financed. The report analyses the market barriers that inhibit investments in adaptation, both on the side of the private enterprise investing in adaptation, and on the side of the private financial institution financing such investment. Finally, the report provides practical policy solutions to remove the barriers and scale-up the volume of financial flows for adaptation.  

Information paper on how the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans can be supported in least developed countries

Autores: UNFCCC Publicación: 2015 Disponible en: English Resumen: As countries enter the process of formulating and implementing their NAPs, this paper proposed a quick revision of the support available, covering technical, capacity-building, technological and financial assistance. It also details ways in which Least Developed Countries may be supported to manage the process, especially with additional information on various entities that may be solicited for this purpose, such as United Nations organizations, specialized agencies and other relevant organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies.  

The national adaptation plan process: A brief overview

This booklet summarizes key principles and features of the NAP process and reflects some insights from the LDC Expert Group (LEG) on possible ways to undertake the process in LDCs and other developing countries. [The detailed technical guidelines for the NAP process, prepared by the LEG, are available at <unfccc.int/NAP>].

National adaptation plans Technical guidelines for the national adaptation plan process

Authors: UNFCCC Year: 2012 Summary: These technical guidelines aim to improve the coherence of adaptation planning and development between countries. There are framed around the four elements of the process of the National Adaptation Plan: stablishment of the bases and determination of the  shortcomings; preparatory elements; application strategies; adn supervision, review and reporting.