Toolkit for Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

UNFCCC Adaptation
Posted on: 2/01/2024 - Updated on: 3/11/2024

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Abstract

This toolkit is designed to support country efforts to develop strategies to systematically engage private sector actors in their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. This includes engaging them in all phases of the NAP process, as outlined in the Technical Guidelines for the NAP Process, developed in 2012 by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, 2012).

This toolkit aims to help governments develop strategies for the effective engagement of private sector actors in the NAP process. It is intended as a guiding document and is not prescriptive; what works in one context may not work in another, and, as such, users should adopt those methods and approaches most relevant to their national or local realities. Users should also exercise discretion on which aspects of their NAP process would benefit from private sector engagement (such as consultations on prioritizing and financing adaptation actions) and those areas where private sector engagement is not necessary (such as discussions around integrating adaptation into ministerial budgets).

It is hoped that by engaging the private sector in adaptation planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, governments will strengthen their response to the impacts of climate change and further build the resilience of their population.

Citation

Crawford, A., Church, C., & Ledwell, C. (2020). Toolkit for Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs): Supplement to the UNFCCC Technical Guidelines for the NAP process. NAP Global Network & United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Adaptation Committee. International Institute for Sustainable Development.

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UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (198 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global average temperature rise this century as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

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