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NAP Process and Actions 2015 (10 Case Studies in the Asia-Pacific Region)


A variety of stakeholders in developing countries have greatly contributed to mainstreaming adaptation into national development strategies/ plans in different ways (national adaptation planning (NAP) process) as well as implementing adaptation actions, which are compatible to sustainable development. Bilateral and multilateral donors have provided support to such process and implementation of actions in developing countries.

There are a variety of experiences of, best practices of, and lessons learned from each process and action, however, they have not been well shared among relevant actors. It is the reason why Ministry of the Environment, Japan decided to take an initiative to develop case studies of the NAP processes and adaptation actions in different sectors which have been implemented in the Asia-Pacific region.

This initiative consists of ten case studies (five for the NAP processes and five for adaptation actions), which include background, institutional arrangements, process of several phases, and lessons learned and policy recommendations. Each case study was conducted through literature reviews and interviews with multiple relevant stakeholders such as policy makers of ministries and local governments, researchers, international organizations and donors. Based on these case studies, summary of lessons learned from the NAP process and its implementation were developed in an inductive way.

10 Case Studies in the Asia-Pacific Region

I. Adaptation Policy Planning

II. Implementing Adaptation Measures

1-1 Bangladesh's Experiences of Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Plans [PDF 299KB]

2-1 Project for Strengthening the Climate Resilience of Water Sector Infrastructure in Khulna, Bangladesh [PDF 255KB]

1-2 Mainstreaming Adaptation through the Experiences on Climate Change Strategic Plan in Cambodia [PDF 255KB]

2-2 Community-based Disaster Risk Management Project in Fiji [PDF 253KB]

1-3 How to Mainstream Adaptation into Local Level Planning in Indonesia [PDF 204KB]

2-3 Rice Crop Insurance Pilot Project in Indonesia [PDF 281KB]

1-4 Strategic Budgeting Process for Successful Implementation of Climate Change Action Plan in the Philippines [PDF 286KB]

2-4 Sustainable Disaster Risk Finance in the Philippines: Restoration Activities after Typhoon Haiyan [PDF 279KB]

1-5 Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Plans in Vietnam [PDF 274KB]

2-5 Integrated Coastal Management Programme (ICMP) in Mekong Delta, Vietnam [PDF 341KB]

Booklet coverIt is our hope that this booklet helps policy makers and any other relevant stakeholders to learn lessons and good practices from existing NAP process and adaptation actions and to utilize them into further planning and actions in the future.

"NAP Process and Actions 2015" [PDF 657KB]


Workshop for countries of the Asia-Pacific region: Advancing National Adaptation Planning in Asia-Pacific (29th and 30th October 2015)

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