BONN, GERMANY (May 13, 2013)-– The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing the views of five parties, one intergovernmental organization, and one NGO (WEDO) on experience with the application of the guidelines for the national adaptation plan (NAP) process for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) (FCCC/SBI/2013/MISC.2).

Parties having presented submissions are: Jamaica and the US; Malawi; Nepal for LDCs; Sri Lanka; and Tanzania. The World Health Organization (WHO) also presented a submission.

The submissions were made upon an invitation by the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC to parties and relevant organizations to submit, by 13 February 2013, information on their experiences with the application of the guidelines for the NAP process for LDC Parties,  for consideration by the 38th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 38). [Publication: Miscellaneous Document on Experiences with Guidelines for the NAP Process] [Publication: Submission from the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)]

About National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)
Under the Cancun Adaptation Framework (CAF), a process was established to enable least developed country Parties (LDCs) to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs).  This process will build upon their experience in preparing and implementing national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs), as a means of identifying medium- and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programmes to address those needs.  Other developing country Parties are also invited to employ the modalities formulated to support the national adaptation plans in the elaboration of their planning efforts.

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