Global review and assessment on multi-level national adaptation planning for system transformation


14 June, Wednesday 14:45—16:00 CEST

Berlin Meeting Room, Bonn, Germany

This side event presents the preliminary results of a global review and assessment of developing countries’ national adaptation plans (NAPs) based on the NAP quality assessment framework, introduces a Climate-smart governance dashboard developed by the CGIAR Initiative on Climate Resilience (ClimBeR) for NAP implementation, and will feed into the global stocktake (GST) to empower communities and build resilience.

Moderated by: Mr Shivenes Shammugam, GGGI

14:45 – 14:55 Opening remarks by high level officials Mr Gabriel Kpaka, LDC Adaptation Working Group Chair
14:55-15:05 Supporting the development of robust NAPs

Developing a framework for the review and assessment of the quality of NAPs of developing countries

Mr Stelios Grafakos, Principal Economist, Global Green Growth Institute


15:05 – 15:15 Governance for Resilience (G4R)

“How to scale up multi-level adaptation by integrating climate adaptation considerations into decentralized governance processes and resources –examples through the CGIAR initiative on Climate Resilience.”


Mr Giriraj Amarnath
CGIAR Climate Resilience G4R Lead and Research Group Lead – Water Risk to Development and Resilience, International Water Management Institute
15:15-15:55 Panel Discussion

 Panel members will draw on their extensive experience and knowledge of multilevel coordination for national adaptation planning through a diverse range of examples on transformative climate innovations and adaptation technologies.

Key questions for discussion:

  • What are the most important knowledge gaps and how can they be overcome during the adaptation planning process?
  • What are the opportunities for multi-level climate adaptation governance and planning processes that help steer development in resilient directions and encourage coordination and collaboration??
  • How can different levels of governance effectively collaborate and coordinate their efforts in the context of national adaptation planning?
  • What are the key considerations for integrating adaptation planning across sectors and levels of governance?
  • How can capacity building and knowledge sharing be effectively promoted to enhance multi-level national adaptation planning for system transformation?
Mr. Jayathunga, Additional Secretary (Environment Policy & Planning), Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka

Mr. Herrick Mwewa, Ministry of Green Economy and Environment, Zambia

Mr Stelios Grafakos, Principal Economist, GGGI

Mr Giriraj Amarnath
CGIAR Climate Resilience G4R Lead and Research Group Lead – Water Risk to Development and Resilience, IWMI

Ms. Lucy Njuguna, International Livestock Research Institute

15:55- 16:00 Closing remarks TBC