LEG work programme 2013-2014

The SBI at its thirty-third session (COP 16) requested the LEG to develop a two-year rolling programme of work for consideration by the SBI at its first sessional meeting of each year, and to report on its work to the SBI at each of its session. The table below presents the detailed activities of the work programme of the LEG for 2013-2014.

The pdf version of the detailed LEG work programme and the proposed activities that the LEG could undertake in addressing support needs for the national adaptation (NAP) process are available here

Objective 

 Expected Result

 Activity

 Product/Output/ Activity Type

 Timing

Objective 1: Provide technical guidance and support to the national adaptation (NAP) process in LDCs

 

Expected result: LDCs are effectively supported in the launching of, and in making progress under, their NAP process

Publish and disseminate technical guidelines for the NAP process in response to the Conference of the Parties request in decision 5/CP.17, and related outreach materials, in English, French and Portuguese, through print and other media

Technical guidelines and related outreach materials

2013

 

 

Organize a one-day NAP event (NAP Expo), at SB38 for the LDCs, in collaboration with relevant organizations, in response to a request from SBI 37

Event

2013

 

 

Prepare technical papers and technical guidelines for the NAPs, at national, sectoral and other levels, in accordance with the modalities to support NAPs (decision 5/CP.17, paragraph 12), as supplements to the technical guidelines for the NAP process produced by the LEG, to provide more in-depth, step-by-step guides or case studies of selected topics, in collaboration with relevant organizations and experts.

Supplements to the technical guidelines for the NAP process

2013-2014

 

 

Develop a NAP online information system (NAP Central) to serve as the main information platform for supporting the NAP process, to include the technical guidelines and its supplements, links to resources and case studies, and offer a platform for exchange of experience, best practices and lessons learned at the regional and global levels

Online information system

2013 onwards

 

Expected result: Needs and gaps for technical support expressed by the LDCs are effectively addressed

Identify ways in which the LEG can further support the LDCs to prepare their NAPs in response to support needs listed in the report on the 22nd meeting of the LEG, in response to a request from SBI 38

Information note

 2013

 

 

Compile and analyse support needs for the NAP process, on an ongoing basis, including through questionnaires to Parties during SBI sessions and other relevant events

Information note

ongoing

 

 

Design and provide technical support and guidance to the LDCs

Technical support and guidance

ongoing

 

 

Collaborate with relevant organizations in providing technical support to the LDCs

Technical support

ongoing

Objective 2:
Provide support to the LDCs on the preparation, revision/update and implementation of NAPAs

 Expected result: LDCs are effectively supported in the implementation of NAPAs

Conduct the three remaining regional training workshops on the implementation of NAPAs in the LDCs

Training workshops

2013

 

 

Develop training materials, including self-paced and/or online courses, for use by LDC teams on the planning and implementation of adaptation, as an extension of the NAPA training workshops

Training materials

2013-204

 

 

Continue to invite the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its agencies, relevant organizations and experts to the LEG meetings and events in order to explore the issues faced by some LDCs in implementing NAPAs, and to provide information to the SBI on ways and means to address those issues, with a view to enhancing the implementation of NAPAs

Information note

ongoing

 

Expected result: LDcs are assisted in the preparation, revision and update of their NAPAs

Respond to individual requests for suport in the preparation, revision and update of NAPAs, including through the provision of comments and feedback on draft NAPAs and draft revised and updated NAPAs, and the sharing of experience and lessons learned

Direct technical support

ongoing

Objecitve 3:
Support knowledge management and outreach in supporting adaptation planning, prioritization and implementation in the LDCs

Expected result: LDCs are effectively supported through enhanced access to the best available information useful for their adaptation efforts

Continue to enhance the LDC portal to serve as the main base for information relevant to the NAPAs

LDC portal

ongoing, updates

 

 

Enhance the methodology for capturing best practices and lessons learned to inform LEG publications on best practices and lessons learned, including through setting up an advisory group for the selection process

Advisory group, methodology paper, publication

2014

 

 

Develop a knowledge/expert-based database on adaptation measures and strategies (through NAP Central)

online database

2013 onwards

Objective 4: Provide guidance and advice on the integration of adaptation into development planning and on strengthening gender-related considerations and considerations regarding vulnerable communities in adaptation planning, prioritization and implementation in LDCs

Expected result: LDCs are effectively assisted in their integration efforts in their adaptation planning and implementation through NAPAs and NAPs

Develop a practical guide for the strengthening of gender considerations regarding vulnerable communities in addressing adaptation in the LDCs

Information paper

 2013

 

 

Monitor how the LDCs have integrated gender and considerations regarding vulnerable communities in the design and implementation of activities under the LDC work programme, the NAPAs and NAPs

Compilation, monitoring and analysis

ongoing

Objective 5:
Promote the quality and achievement of results through support for the monitoring and evaluation of progress, effectiveness and gaps in the context of NAPAs, NAPs and the LDC work programme in the LDCs

Expected result: Support for monitoring the impact and effectiveness of efforts to address vulnerability is provided

Continue to compile information to monitor progress and effectiveness, and identification of gaps in the implementation of NAPAs, the LDC work programme and NAPs

Compilation, monitoring and analysis

ongoing

 

 

Analyse the effectiveness of NAPAs, NAPs and the LDC work programme based on information from questionnaires, submissions and other sources, and through the identification of best practices and lessons learned that will improve the design and implementation of adaptation in the LDCs

Information

2013-2014

 

 

Prepare an information paper on monitoring and evaluation as a means to support the LDCs in the design and use of monitoring and evaluation systems

Information paper

2013-2014

 

 

Develop and test monitoring and evaluation tool that could be applied in all areas of the work of the LEG for the assessment of progress and effectiveness and the identification of gaps

Technical paper

2014

Objective 6:
Support the implementation of the LDC work programme

Expected result: Implementation of the LDC work programme is effectively facilitated

Continue to compile information on progress and gaps in addressing the LDC work programme through questionnaires and other means

Surveys during the SBI sessions, results presented in LEG reports

ongoing

 

 

Continue collaboration with the GEF and its agencies and other organizations on ways to support the LDCs in implementing the LDC work programme, including through ways proposed in the report on the 21st meeting of the LEG (FCCC/SBI/2012/&, paragraphs 31-45)

Information presented in LEG reports

ongoing

 Objective 7: Promote synergy of adaptation-related efforts under the Convention

Expected result: Coherence in support to the LDCs is promoted under the Convention, regionally and with other multilateral environmental agreements

Collaborate with the Adaptation Committee in supporting the LDCs and engage in the Adaptation Committee ad hoc group on modalities and guidelines for the NAPs for non-LDCs

Inputs, collaboration

ongoing

 

 

Participate, upon request, in meetings of the Technology Executive Committee on issues related to adaptation technologies

Presentations, as needed

2013 onwards

 

 

Update/revise the LEG technical paper on regional synergy as part of the supplements to the NAP technical guidelines

Information paper

2014

 

 

Update/revise the LEG technical paper on promoting synergy with other multilateral agreements

Information paper

2013