National adaptation plans; Understanding mandates and sharing experiences

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Published: January 2017
ISBN: 9781784314330
Product code:10180IIED

The impacts of climate change increasingly threaten communities around the world, particularly in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). National adaptation plans (NAPs) allow developing countries to identify their adaptation needs; develop and implement strategies and programmes to address those needs; and enable actions to protect vulnerable communities. But developing a NAP is not always straightforward. This paper considers the benefits and challenges of implementing a national mandate to provide the impetus to develop a NAP, assign responsibilities and encourage cross-sectoral participation, exploring the legal forms such a mandate could take and sharing experiences from LDCs undergoing the NAP process.

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Abeysinghe, A., Dambacher, B. and Byrnes, R. (2017). National adaptation plans; Understanding mandates and sharing experiences. .
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