A Framework for Gender-Responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes


26 July 2017


Angie Dazé, Julie Dekens


This report includes references to relevant decisions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where appropriate. However, as a technical publication, it does not necessarily use the exact language contained in these decisions. In particular, the concise term “NAP process” is applied throughout the document instead of the phrase “process to formulate and implement NAPs” contained in Decision 1/CP.16 and subsequent decisions. Please note that by following this approach, this publication neither aims to reinterpret any existing decision under the UNFCCC, nor does it intend to pre-empt any potential future decisions on this issue.


The authors are grateful to the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries (LDC) Expert Group (LEG), Bridget K. Burns (Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) and Anne Hammill (IISD), for their valuable contributions to this brief. The research was made possible with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).