2016 National Adaptation Plans Expo
12 July 2016 | Mitigation
This week the fourth NAP (National Adaptation Plan) Expo will be taking place in Bonn, and for the first time the event will span over a period of five days (11-15 July). Following on from the Paris Agreement, this year's NAP Expo will provide a space for Parties and other stakeholders to discuss how National Adaptation Plans are serving as the main vehicle for adaptation planning and implementation which in the long term achieve the global goal on adaptation.
The Expo will bring together national leaders and policy makers on NAPs and representatives from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UN organizations, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, regional centres and networks, as well as scientists and practitioners.
Supporting countries on NAPs
Further to this, the discussion will reflect the COP’s mandate to the GCF to fund the formulation of NAPs and the implementation of programmes, projects and policies identified in the NAPs. Other actors including the Global Environment Facility, among various organizations have been requested to support capacity-building and preparatory work related to NAPs. The Least Developed Country Expert Group (LEG) and the Adaptation Committee will discuss their latest support to NAPs.
Structure of the week
The first two days are dedicated for special events by the LEG, and various other organizations. The three final days will see participants gather in plenary, and break out groups to encourage countries to think out of the box, and at scales beyond the national and sub-national level. This year’s Expo includes keynotes on latest science and approaches on climate change adaptation, presentations from developing and developed countries and relevant experts on experiences, best practices and lessons learned, and information from relevant bodies, organizations and agencies on support for the formulation and implementation of NAPs.