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UNDP, UNEP and WFP Make Submissions on Adaption

21 October 2008: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN

Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have submitted

reports on progress in the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of

the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and of decision 1/CP.10

to the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation, which will hold its 29th

session in Poznan, Poland, from 1-10 December 2008.

UNDP's submission outlines

its actions on: improving information on accessing existing funds for

adaptation, including for the implementation of national adaptation programmes

of action; enhancing access to existing funds for adaptation; enhancing

national planning for adaptation; and promoting risk management approaches and

other appropriate responses to the adverse effects of climate change, building

on the practical experience of international, regional and national

organizations and the private sector. UNEP's submission outlines the Agency's

experience and strategy on adaptation to climate change, detailing: UNEP's

long-term commitment to climate change; UNEP's past and future activities in

climate change adaptation; and examples of current actions contributing to the

foci of UNEP's work on adaptation.

The WFP's submission outlines its role in

climate change adaptation, highlighting work on: risk management and risk

reduction programme design and implementation; vulnerability analysis and early

warning systems; and implementation of community-based adaptation programmes

that help vulnerable groups build resilience to climate change. The WFP also

provides examples of the activities relevant to climate change adaptation and

mitigation that it undertook in 2007. [The Submissions]