Annex A: Overview of Key Issues, Questions for Consideration and Relevant Steps in the NAP Technical Guidelines

 

Key issues

Questions for consideration

Relevant steps in NAP technical guidelines

Planning

Institutional arrangements

What mechanisms already exist to facilitate linkages between national and sub-national planning processes? How can these be leveraged for the NAP process?

A1: Initiating and launching of the NAP process

Information sharing

What information needs to be generated and shared between national and sub-national actors to facilitate adaptation planning at different levels?

B2: Assessing climate vulnerabilities and identifying adaptation options at sector, sub-national, national and other appropriate levels

Capacity development

What are the capacity needs and gaps for engaging sub-national stakeholders in adaptation planning processes?

A3: Addressing capacity gaps and weaknesses in undertaking the NAP process

Recognizing sub-national diversity in development needs and climate vulnerabilities

What analysis has been done to generate understanding of sub-national diversity in development needs and climate vulnerabilities?

A2: Stocktaking (identifying available information on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation) and assessing gaps and needs of the enabling environment for the NAP process

What additional sub-national analysis is needed?

B2: Assessing climate vulnerabilities and identifying adaptation options at sector, sub-national, national and other appropriate levels

How will sub-national diversity be accounted for in identification of adaptation options?

B2: Assessing climate vulnerabilities and identifying adaptation options at sector, sub-national, national and other appropriate levels

Ensuring that sub-national perspectives are reflected in national adaptation plans

How will existing sub-national adaptation planning processes (if any) be incorporated in the NAP process?

B4: Compiling and communicating national adaptation plans

How will adaptation options be identified and assessed at sub-national levels?

B3: Reviewing and appraising adaptation options

How will inputs from sub-national stakeholders be integrated into national adaptation plans?

B4: Compiling and communicating national adaptation plans

Ensuring that national adaptation plans are reflected in sub-national planning

How will information related to the NAP be communicated to sub-national actors to inform planning?

B4: Compiling and communicating national adaptation plans

What sub-national planning processes represent the best entry points for integrating adaptation?

B5: Integrating climate change adaptation into national and sub-national development and sectoral planning

How will guidance and support be provided to sub-national actors for integrating adaptation into development planning?

B5: Integrating climate change adaptation into national and sub-national development and sectoral planning

Key issues

Questions for consideration

Relevant steps in NAP technical guidelines

Implementation

Institutional arrangements

Have mechanisms been established and resources allocated for ongoing coordination between national and sub-national actors?

C3: Enhancing capacity for planning and implementing adaptation

Information sharing

What information is needed by different actors to support efficient and effective implementation of adaptation?

C3: Enhancing capacity for planning and implementing adaptation

Capacity development

How will capacity of sub-national actors for long-term planning and implementation of adaptation be enhanced?

C3: Enhancing capacity for planning and implementing adaptation

Developing sub-national adaptation implementation strategies

How will adaptation options be prioritized for implementation at sub-national levels?

C1: Prioritizing climate change adaptation in national planning

Which sub-national actors are best placed to implement adaptation?

C2: Developing a (long-term) national adaptation implementation strategy

What resources do sub-national actors require to implement adaptation?

C2: Developing a (long-term) national adaptation implementation strategy

Allocating funds for implementation of adaptation actions to sub-national actors

How can local development funding mechanisms be leveraged to facilitate implementation of adaptation?

C2: Developing a (long-term) national adaptation implementation strategy

How will sub-national actors be enabled to access international adaptation finance?

C2: Developing a (long-term) national adaptation implementation strategy

Monitoring & evaluation

Institutional arrangements

Have institutional mechanisms been established for linking national and sub-national M&E systems?

D1: Monitoring the NAP process

Information sharing

How will ongoing generation and exchange of information between national and sub-national actors be facilitated?

C3: Enhancing capacity for planning and implementing adaptation

Capacity development

How will capacity of sub-national actors to monitor and evaluate adaptation be built?

C3: Enhancing capacity for planning and implementing adaptation

Capturing sub-national results and lessons learned

What information is required from sub-national levels to illustrate national progress on adaptation?

D1: Monitoring the NAP process

How will information on sub-national adaptation processes and outcomes be collected, aggregated and synthesized?

D1: Monitoring the NAP process

How will sub-national experiences and learning be captured in updates to the NAP and related processes?

D3: Iteratively updating the national adaptation plans

Ensuring results and lessons learned inform sub-national action

How will progress and lessons learned be used to inform ongoing adaptation processes?

D3: Iteratively updating the national adaptation plans