LEG work programme 2015

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 2015.

The pdf version of the detailed LEG work programme is available here

 Objective 

Expected Result

 Activity

Product/Output/ Activity Type 

Timing 

Objective 1: Provide technical guidance and support to the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs) in LDCs

The LDCs are effectively supported in the launching of, and in making progress under, their process to formulate and implement NAPs 

Develop and disseminate a publication presenting an overview of the process to formulate and implement NAPS and an overview of the guidelines for NAPs, including a glossary of commonly used terms and answers to frequently asked questions on NAPs, in English, French and Portuguese 

Publication

By June 2015 

 

 

Develop materials for use by countries at the national level on awareness and training activities in the process to formulate and implement NAPs

NAP sourcebook 

December 2015 

 

 

Organize NAP Expo  every year

NAP Expo

Yearly 

 

 

Formalizing the planning committee of the NAP Expo 

Collaboration 

Ongoing 

 

 

Organize in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee a workshop on experiences, good practices, lessons learned, gaps and needs on the process to formulate and implement NAPs 

Event 

16-17 April 2015 

 

 

Report on the workshop on experiences, good practices, lessons learned, gaps and needs on the process to formulate and implement NAPs 

Information paper 

By June 2015 

 

 

Respond to individual requests from Parties for support on the process to formulate and implement NAPs, including through the provision of comments and feedback on draft NAPs, and the sharing of experiences and lessons learned 

Technical support 

Upon request

 

 

Continue to compile and analyse support needs for the process to formulate and implement NAPs, on an ongoing basis, including via questionnaires to Parties during the sessions of the subsidiary bodies and other relevant events

Information presented in Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) reports to the SBI

Ongoing 

 

 

Compile information on bilateral and multilateral sources of funding to support the implementation of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) and the process to formulate and implement NAPs 

Information to be posted on NAP Central 

Ongoing  

 

Collaboration with other organizations leads to coordinated and effective support to the LDCs on NAPs 

Collaborate with a wide range of organizations through various modalities, such as technical meetings and sharing of relevant information and materials on the process to formulate and implement NAPs 

Collaboration

Ongoing   

 

 

Prepare and disseminate an information paper on how the NAP process can be supported in the LDCs

Information paper 

By COP 21

 

 

Conduct regional training workshops on NAPs for the LDCs 

Training workshops,

2014-2015

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

The LDCs are effectively supported in the implementation of NAPAs 

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

Information presented in LEG reports to the SBI

Ongoing 

 

 

Conduct surveys/case studies to collect information on remaining needs of the LDCs for the full implementation of NAPAs

Information presented in LEG report to the SBI

By SBI 43

 

The LDCs are assisted in the preparation, revision and update of their NAPAs

Respond to individual requests for support 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 experiences and lessons learned 

Technical support

Ongoing 

Objective 3: support knowledge management and outreach in supporting adaptation planning, prioritization and implementation in the LDCs

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

Continue to further develop NAP Central to serve as a universally accessible web-based central repository and hub for information pertinent to the process to formulate and implement NAPS 

Further operationalization in 2015, increased use of the online platform

 In 2015

 

 

Develop a pamphlet on accessing NAP Central (NAP Central pamphlet)

Pamphlet 

By June 2015 

 

 

Develop a manual on NAP Central

Publication 

By COP 21 

 

 

Prepare and disseminate the third volume of the publication on best practices and lessons learned in addressing adaptation in the LDCs, in English, French and Portuguese 

Publication

By June 2015  

 

 

Communicate complementary key information to the LDCs, through regular notes, in response to key concerns (such as on accessing funding under the Least Developed Countries Fund), in cooperation with the GEF and its agencies 

Information notes to the LDCs 

Ongoing 

 

 

Develop case studies capturing good practices and lessons learned on issues related to adaptation planning in collaboration with the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change 

Information to be used in various LEG and Nairobi work programme products

Ongoing

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 and implementation in the LDCs 

The LDCs are effectively assisted in their efforts to integrate gender-related considerations and considerations regarding vulnerable communities into adaptation 

Complete and disseminate an information paper on strengthening gender considerations in adaptation planning and implementation in the LDCs 

Publication

By June 2015

 

 

Develop and disseminate an information paper on strengthening considerations regarding vulnerable communities in adaptation planning and implementation in the LDCs 

Publication

By COP 21 

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

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

Develop a technical paper describing the tool for monitoring and evaluating progress, effectiveness and gaps in the process to formulate and implement NAPs (PEG M&E tool) 

Technical paper

By June 2015 

 

 

 Compile and analyse information to monitor progress and effectiveness, and identify gaps in the implementation of NAPAs, the LDC work programme and NAPs

Compilation, monitoring and analysis

Ongoing 

Objective 6: support the implementation of the LDC work programme 

Implementation of the LDC work programme is effectively facilitated 

Develop and disseminate an information paper on examples of the application of adaptation technologies in adaptation planning and implementation, in collaboration with the Technology Executive Committee 

Information paper

By COP 21

 

 

Continue to collaborate 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

Technical support,

Ongoing

 

 

Collaborate with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme on the global support programme for LDC negotiators that they are managing, and provide inputs when required 

Collaboration

Upon request

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

Coherence in support to the LDCs is promoted under the Convention, regionally and with other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) 

Complete and disseminate a technical paper on regional synergy in addressing adaptation in the LDCs 

Technical paper

By June 2015

 

 

Complete and disseminate a technical paper on synergy among MEAs in addressing adaptation in the LDCs

Technical paper

By COP 21 

 

 

Prepare a report on reporting channels under the Convention, in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee, to serve as background information for discussions on reporting for the process to formulate and implement NAPs during the meeting on experiences, good practices and lessons learned, gaps and needs in the process to formulate and implement NAPs 

Information paper

By COP 21 

 

 

Continue to collaborate with the Adaptation Committee, including on revision of methodologies for capturing and sharing best practices and lessons learned, and further development of NAP Central, NAP Expo, training on NAPs and the Adaptation Committee task force on NAPs

Collaboration

Ongoing

 

 

Continue collaboration with other bodies under the Convention, including the Technology Executive Committee, the Standing Committee on Finance and the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention

Collaboration

Ongoing

Objective 8: interact with the Green Climate Fund (GCF)to consider how best to support LDC Parties in accessing funding from the GCF for the process to formulate and implement NAPs 

The LEG collaboration with the GCF contributed to increasing awareness of how the LDCs can access and use the GCF for the process to formulate and implement NAPs

Collaborate with the GCF to provide relevant and timely information to the LDCs on the operation of the Fund, and invite a representative of the Fund to the LEG meetings

Collaboration

Ongoing 

 

 

Develop an information note orientating LDCs to the GCF website

Information note

In the course of 2015

Objective 9: promoting and ensuring coherence of support being provided to the LDCs for the process to formulate and implement NAPs 

The LEG engagement with the global support programmes contributes to effective support to the LDCs on the process to formulate and implement NAPs 

Collaborate with the global support programmes in their provision of support to the process to formulate and implement NAPs to ensure coherence with the NAP guidelines, including by serving on the boards of the global support programmes

Collaboration, technical support

Ongoing 

 

The LEG contribution to the work of relevant organizations facilitates the provision of coherence in country-level support, including country-level training 

Provide information on the NAP guidelines and contribute, without any implied endorsement, to the work of the NAP technical working group and other organizations, as they develop individual or joint supplementary materials to the NAP guidelines 

Advice

Ongoing