The second meeting of the interdepartmental working group of the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) and the Climate Promise-2 (NDC) was held
July 18, 2022
The second meeting of the interdepartmental working group (IWG) of National Adaptation Planning (NAP) and Climate Promise-2 (NDC) was held with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic and UNDP in Kyrgyzstan.
Adaptation is a key component of a long-term response to the impacts of climate change in order to protect people, their livelihoods and ecosystems. To determine the medium and long-term adaptation needs of Kyrgyzstan, as well as the development and implementation of relevant strategies and programs, the NAP process was launched in 2021. In April this year, the first expanded meeting of the interdepartmental working group was organized. The objectives of the NAP process are to strengthen institutions and strengthen vertical and horizontal coordination of climate change adaptation planning, to ensure that climate risks are taken into account at the national, sectoral and regional levels, and prioritize investments for climate change adaptation measures.
During the meeting, a stakeholders engagement plan in the process of development, implementation and monitoring of the NAP was presented and discussed, the purpose of which is to ensure that the views and interests of all stakeholders are taken into account in the development, implementation and monitoring of the NAP, taking into account the requirements of international conventions and national legislation regarding stakeholder participation in policy planning and implementation, information disclosure and gender inclusiveness. Based on the results of the meeting, the final version will be sent to the members of the IWG.
As the Director of the Climate Finance Center under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Control of the Kyrgyz Republic Dastan Abdyldaev emphasized, one of the main areas of climate support is the updated NDC of the Kyrgyz Republic, presented at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), and the NAP: “We hope that, based on the results of the work of this interdepartmental group, we will develop and approve a qualitative and effective document on adaptation, so that our authorized state body can subsequently attract additional climate financing in order to achieve all the ambitious goals that we set for ourselves.”
The NAP process will cover all 6 common components of the adaptation cycle:
• Analysis of the current climate change impact situation and possible scenarios;
• Assessment of climate vulnerability and identification of adaptation options at sectoral, regional and national levels;
• Consideration and evaluation of adaptation options;
• Development of a consolidated NAP;
• Integration of climate change adaptation into national and regional strategic planning;
• Monitoring and evaluation of adaptation. These steps can be taken throughout the adaptation process and the knowledge and information gained can be used throughout the process to ensure learning and the success of future adaptation efforts. While monitoring aims to record the progress made in the implementation process, evaluation aims to determine the effectiveness of adaptation efforts.
During the meeting, issues of communication and information for all stakeholders were also discussed for the development of NAP to identify effective channels for communication and dissemination of information, as well as to raise public awareness and ensure universal accessibility.
UNDP, together with Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic and other development partners, cooperate and assist in achieving climate mitigation and adaptation goals through its initiatives and projects, in particular within the framework of the global Climate Promise initiative and the Green Climate Fund project “Advancing development of a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process for medium and long-term adaptation planning and implementation in the Kyrgyz Republic.”
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