National Adaptation Plan Global Network

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network aims to enhance national adaptation planning and action in developing countries by:

  • Facilitating sustained peer learning and exchange on challenges and opportunities associated with national adaptation planning and implementation.
  • Supporting national level action on NAP development and implementation, including through a Country Support Hub that offers targeted technical assistance and expert advice.
  • Improving effectiveness of bilateral support for adaptation and climate-sensitive sectors, with developing countries at the table to ensure that this support aligns with the priorities they set out in their NAP process.

To achieve these goals, the Network brings together individuals and institutions including developing country decision makers, representatives of bilateral development partners, as well as experts and civil society actors who can support NAP processes.

Join the NAP Global Network

Participation in the Network provides opportunities to exchange experiences and coordinate efforts through Network activities, access to the Country Support Hub, as well as access to Network products and services such as publications, advice, and news.

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Why was the NAP Global Network created?

The NAP process aims to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience of developing countries to the impacts of climate change, and to encourage climate change adaptation to be integrated into relevant new and existing policies.

Adaptation policy-makers and practitioners from 11 developing and developed countries initiated the NAP Global Network in December 2014 based on the recognition that the NAP process will require sustained dialogue and coordination to leverage and learn from each other’s approaches, experiences, and programs.

Initial financial support for the Network has been provided by Germany and the United States. The Network’s secretariat is hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

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Using NDCs and NAPs to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

This article proposes a framework for mapping out the links between National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). 

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Domestic public finance for implementation of NAPs

This policy brief introduces the topic of using domestic public finance for the implementation of National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. 

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Vertical Integration in National Adaptation Plan Processes

This guidance note aims to strengthen vertical integration in NAP processes, presenting a flexible approach to link national and sub-national adaptation planning, implementation and M&E.

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sNAPshot: Initiating sector integration of adaptation considerations

This overview brief from the NAP Global Network introduces the topic of sector integration and different ways to initiate it in the national adaptation plan (NAP) process.

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High-level political support & sectoral integration in NAP processes

The NAP Global Network’s inaugural Targeted Topics Forum addressed securing political support and sectoral integration in the NAP process. This report summarizes key lessons that emerged.

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