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Call for Action 05 - Adaptation planning and practices
RELATED ONGOING WORK
Examples in alphabetical order
- The Community Based Adaptation Exchange website created by Eldis and the International Institute for
Environment and Development (IIED) provides a range of information on community based adaptation, including
how community based adaptation techniques can be best applied. http://www.cba-exchange.org
- El Salvador developed a broadly conceived strategy involving municipal and national-level authorities
as well as communities, aiming to increase the coping range of people in certain rural areas through
economic diversification and by enhancing their capacity to influence public policies
(FCCC/SBSTA/2007/Misc.10 and Add.1).
- The objective of the Linking Climate Adaptation (LCA) Network is to help communities, policy-makers,
practitioners and academics share experiences and knowledge about adaptation to climate change. http://www.linkingclimateadaptation.org
- The UNFCCC Local Coping Strategies database is designed to facilitate the transfer of coping strategies
and mechanisms, knowledge and experience from communities that have adapted to specific hazards or climatic
conditions to communities that may be starting to experience such conditions as a result of climate change.
- Examples from Parties3 include: The National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change of Finland, the
Climate Change Adaptation Programme of New Zealand, and the National Adaptation Strategy of Mexico.
National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) have also been developed in many least developed countries
- The Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors (AIACC)
project supported 24 regional study teams to conduct three-year investigations of climate change impacts,
adaptation and vulnerability in 46 developing countries. http://www.aiaccproject.org
- The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 365 non-governmental organizations
working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically
sustainable levels. The Adaptation track of CAN is designed to assist the most vulnerable countries (small
island states and LDCs) in anticipating and limiting the effects of climate change. http://www.climatenetwork.org
Regional and international levels
- The Adaptation Learning Mechanism is a multi-collaborator effort implemented by UNDP-GEF. It aims to
create a common platform to capture, promote and share adaptation knowledge and expertise. http://www.adaptationlearning.net/
- The Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D) project launched in 2003 by the Climate Change Programme
of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) seeks to address capacity needs for
climate change in developing countries through an innovative training and capacity building partnership
with partner institutes based in developing countries. http://www.unitar.org/
- The South Pacific Vulnerability and Adaptation Initiative and the Climate Change Partnerships in the
Asia-Pacific region support practical adaptation initiatives, primarily addressing water security and
coastal zone management (FCCC/SBSTA/2007/Misc.10 and Add.1).
- As of May 2008, more than one hundred organizations worldwide had offered to take part in the Nairobi
work programme and had nominated a focal point with whom the secretariat can coordinate. Several
organizations, including FAO, IPCC, ISDR, OECD, UNDP, World Bank, WHO and WMO, have taken the opportunity
to provide information on relevant activities, and to make proposals for their involvement in the
implementation of the Nairobi work programme, through statements to the SBSTA and concept notes provided to
the secretariat. http://unfccc.int/3633.php
Several guidelines and studies exist, mostly for integrating adaptation in development projects or
in regards to specific sectors.
- The Adaptation Policy Frameworks (APF) for Climate Change is a structured approach to formulating and
implementing adaptation strategies, policies and measures prepared by UNDP on behalf of GEF. www.undp.org/gef/adaptation/climate_change/APF.htm
- The CBD process has developed web-based guidance on the integration of biodiversity within adaptation
- The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has launched a project to develop a
User Guide to tools and tactics for integrating/mainstreaming environment in development decision-making,
steered by an International Stakeholders Panel. http://www.environmental-mainstreaming.org/
- The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in collaboration with the Energy and
Resources Institute (TERI) is engaged in a multi-year project (2005–2009) on Adaptive Policy-Making,
which aims to help government agriculture and water resource policy-makers at the local, state and federal
levels design adaptive policies. http://www.iisd.org/climate/vulnerability/policy.asp
- The OECD Development and Climate Change Project is a joint effort of the Development Co-operation and
Environment Directorates to identify linkages and explore effective and efficient policy responses in the
areas of development co-operation and climate change. The focus is on natural resource management and
climate adaptation responses. http://www.oecd.org/document/14/0,3343,en_2649_34359_1933710_1_1_1_1,00.html
- The OECD and IEA Secretariats have produced a series of papers for the Annex I Expert Group of the
UNFCCC on the role that national policy frameworks of various sectors play in adaptation to climate change.
- The United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) has developed a Climate Adaptation: Risk,
Uncertainty and Decision Making Framework.
- The UNFCCC secretariat periodically undertakes analysis of programmes and activities on adaptation in
its compilation and synthesis of Non-Annex I and Annex I national communications. http://unfccc.int/1408.php
- The secretariat has collected and summarised information on different projects on adaptation undertaken
by the UN and other organizations.
- The UNFCCC secretariat recently produced a paper Climate Change: Impacts, Vulnerabilities and
Adaptation in Developing Countries.
- As one of the deliverables of the Nairobi work programme, the secretariat will prepare a web-based
interface providing information on existing adaptation practices on the basis of submissions from Parties
and organisations and other sources. http://unfccc.int/4363.php