Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Planning Processes


5 April 2019


Alec Crawford, Clare Church


This guidance note 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 would like to thank the following individuals for their invaluable contributions to the content of this guidance note: from the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Anne Hammill, Jo-Ellen Parry, Christian Ledwell, David Uzsoki, Julie Dekens and Deborah Murphy; from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Lena Klockemann, Na-Hyeon Shin, Andrea Kuhlmann, Vanessa Dirking, Alexandra Oppermann, and Leo Theobaldt; and Pieter Pauw. The authors would also like to thank all those interviewed stakeholders who contributed input to some of the case studies, including: Francis Ntaba, Trevor Thompson, Natasha Joseph, Merina Jessamy, Ayesha Constable, Sam Kanyamibwa and Tony Siantonas. The opinions expressed and arguments employed in this note do not necessarily reflect those of the peer reviewers or interviewees. Finally we wish to thank Christian Ledwell and Elise Epp for their support with the creation of the figures contained in this guidance note.