NAP Global Network
The Network was established in 2014 at the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in Lima, Peru, initiated by adaptation practitioners from 11 developing and developed countries. Today, the NAP Global Network connects over 1,300 participants from more than 140 countries working on national adaptation planning and action, and has delivered direct support to more than 40 countries. Financial support for the Network has been provided by Austria, Canada, Germany and the United States. IISD hosts the Network's Secretariat.
Our vision is a world where communities and countries—particularly the poorest and most vulnerable—are able to articulate, work toward, and realize their development aspirations in a changing climate. This is possible by having robust adaptation planning processes that are:
- Aligned with development priorities and plans.
- Effective in channelling resources to the people, places and systems that need them most.
Our mission is to harness the collective knowledge and resources of governments, practitioners, donors, and civil society to build capacities and accelerate the formulation and implementation of NAP processes.
Senior Director, Resilience
Manager, NAP Global Network
Director, Adaptation (Canada)
Senior Project Manager
Senior Policy Advisor and Lead, Gender Equality
Senior Policy Advisor and Lead, ECP
Policy Advisor, Adaptation
Cesar Henrique Arrais
Program Financial Analyst
A Fair Path Forward: What gender-responsive adaptation teaches us about an equitable recovery
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Understanding and advancing climate adaptation in Latin America
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sNAPshot | Strategic Communications in Peru’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process
This NAP Global Network sNAPshot country brief explores how Peru is using communications to advance their NAP process and climate action more broadly.
Sink, Swim … or Fight Back
After a devastating cyclone struck, the NAP Global Network—hosted by IISD—helped Fiji make a plan to build resilience.
Toolkit for Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)
This toolkit aims to help governments develop strategies for the effective engagement of private sector actors in the NAP process.
Tomorrow Needs Us Today: Resilience (brochure)
Often underfunded and overstretched, the governments of developing countries need help to protect their citizens from the climate crisis. There's a new sense of urgency and these countries need your support. Learn how you can help make a difference.
Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Action Through National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes
This report aims to help countries engaged in NAP processes use a gender-responsive approach, regardless of where they are in the process.
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