The Nairobi work programme (NWP) was established at COP11
(December 2005, in Nairobi, Kenya), through decision 2/CP.11,
as a mechanism under the Convention to facilitate and catalyze the development and dissemination of
information and knowledge that would inform and support adaptation policies and practices. Its
implementation has been coordinated by the Subsidiary Body for Science and Technological Advice
(SBSTA), under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, with assistance from the secretariat, and with
contributions from Parties and other adaptation stakeholders.
Through its four main
functions and diverse range of modalities, the
Nairobi work programme provides unique opportunities for linking relevant institutions, processes,
resources and expertise outside the Convention to respond to adaptation knowledge needs identified by
Parties, and arising from the implementation of the various workstreams under the Convention.
The Adaptation Knowledge Portal will provide more
information on the knowledge resources
generated under the NWP, as well as on the upcoming technical work in different thematic areas.
New conclusions at SBSTA 45
At the 45th session of the
SBSTA, in Marrakech, Morocco (7-14 November 2016), Parties reviewed the progress
made in the implementation of activities under the NWP and adopted conclusions,
The enhancement of the role of the NWP as a knowledge
hub that supports enhanced action on adaptation through the implementation of its
An appreciation of the submissions on health and adaptation
and of the interactive dialogue among Parties, NWP partner organizations, other relevant
organizations and health experts during the 10th Focal Point Forum on health and
Consideration of ways to improve the effectiveness of the
Focal Point Forum at SBSTA 46.
adopted at SB45 requested the Adaptation Committee (AC) to make use of additional modalities for
responding to relevant mandates contained in decision 1/CP.21, including engaging with the NWP and
its partner organizations.
The ongoing and planned collaboration with the AC and the Least
Developed Countries Expert group (LEG) was also acknowledged in the conclusions
related to the Adaptation Committee and to the matters
related to Least Developed Countries adopted at SBSTA 45.
10th Focal Point Forum on health and
adaptation took place on 9th November, 2016 under an overall guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA.
During an interactive discussion, participants identified health problems related to climate change
and engaged in finding innovative actions to address them, including the responsible
institutions/agents to perform those actions.