How are stakeholders engaged on adaptation under the UN climate process?

Effective engagement of stakeholders, including management of knowledge for adaptation, is vital in supporting all adaptation activities at each step in the process. Relevant multilateral, international, regional, national sub-national and local organizations, public and private sectors, civil society and other relevant stakeholders are invited to undertake and support enhanced action on adaptation at all levels.

All adaptation components offer opportunities for Parties and stakeholders to engage. In particular, the Adaptation Knowledge Portal under the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP). The Portal aims at facilitating the sharing of good practices and lessons learned by offering an exchange platform to all adaptation practitioners and researchers, including partner organizations of the NWP. The LDC Expert Group (LEG), Adaptation Committee (AC) and NWP have developed many resources, including the LDC portal, online databases and a range of printed publications in order to promote and facilitate action.

The TEP-A provides a unique platform for actively engaging non-Party stakeholders, including regional and subnational authorities, civil society and the private sector, in the formal discourse on adaptation. It also contributes to strengthening linkages between adaptation and the broader development agenda. For example, it offers an opportunity to explore practical ways to integrate climate change adaptation with the sustainable development goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.