The NAP TF was established at the fourth meeting of the Adaptation Committee (AC) with the aim of to further support developing countries seeking to formulate and implement NAPs and it was welcomed by the COP at its nineteenth session (decision 16/CP.19) with the following objectives:
(a) To serve as the panel within the AC that continuously looks at issues related to NAPs;
(b) To liaise with the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG), upon request, in support of its work with regard to NAPs in the least developed countries (LDCs), ensuring consistence and supplementarity of mandates;
(c) To identify opportunities in which activities can also be employed by non-LDCs;
(d) To follow up on the operationalization modalities identified for the support of non-LDCs’ NAPs under the guidance of the Chair and the Vice-Chair of the AC;
(e) To report to the AC at each of its meeting on issues identified and proposed activities to support the NAP process for all eligible developing countries.
The NAP TF's terms of reference are contained in annex I of the report of the AC to COP19, available in document FCCC/SB/2013/2, annex I). In May 2014 the task force has published its workplan for the period 2014 – 2015 as a living document.
The NAP TF has developed its workplan for the years 2016-2018, which was approved by the AC at its 10th meeting (13-16 September 2016). The terms of reference of the task force have been revised during the intersessional period to reflect an extended membership.
Membership: The task force includes interested members of the AC, as well as members of the LEG, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF), the Technology Executive Committee (TEC), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Adaptation Fun d (AF). The AC invites the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to nominate a representative to support the work of the task force
The NAP TF can be contacted at AC@unfccc.int