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UNFCCC Compiles Case Studies on National Adaptation Planning Processes

UNFCCC9 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report compiling case studies on national adaptation planning processes, including tools and approaches used for the prioritization and implementation of adaptation actions (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/INF.6).

The report focuses on existing strategies and plans that some countries have developed to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change, including on prioritization and implementation of adaptation activities. The report features sections on: national case studies; synthesis of knowledge and experience on relevant adaptation and adaptation planning activities under the Nairobi work programme; the potential role of and relevant contributions made by organizations; and lessons learned.

Among lessons learned, the report highlights that: coordination across federal, national, regional, state and local levels facilitates informed decision making at the national level; uncertainty should not lead to inaction; and determining which adaptation strategies can be undertaken within existing funding constraints and what additional resources need to be identified is key. [Publication: Compilation of National Adaptation Planning Processes Case Studies]