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Report on the expert meeting on the process and the modalities and guidelines for the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans. Note by the secretariat.

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This report provides a summary of the expert meeting on national adaptation plans (NAPs) that was held in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on 15-17 September 2011. Discussions at the meeting focused on elements and deliverables of the process to enable the least developed countries (LDCs) to formulate and implement NAPs, building upon their experience in preparing and implementing national adaptation programmes of action, and on modalities and guidelines for LDC Parties and other developing country Parties to employ the modalities formulated to support NAPs. The note contains a summary of presentations made by Parties, the Least Developed Countries Expert Group, organizations and individual experts on their experiences in planning and implementing adaptation, including best practices and lessons learned. It concludes with a synthesis of views from the meeting, as well as recommendations and issues for further consideration.

Item 7 of the provisional agenda


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meeting papers




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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 10/11/2011