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National Efforts in Adaptation Planning: Experiences and lessons learned from the workshop series “Capacity Building on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region”

2019-03

Japan’s Climate change Adaptation Initiative was announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the UN Climate Summit 2014 with the aim to support the adaptive capacity of developing countries in a holistic manner. The Adaptation Initiative includes support for designing adaptation planning based on scientific knowledge and for capacity development of developing countries to update climate change impact assessments. As a contribution to this initiative, the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan (MOEJ) engaged the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to conduct the workshop series “Capacity Building on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region” with countries from across the Asia-Pacific region to build the capacities of national government officials and other relevant stakeholders on developing and implementing NAPs and related policies in the region.

This report reflects the experiences and lessons learned from this workshop series. The workshop series began in 2015 and to date a total of four workshops have been held with the participation of 14 countries in the region. Through the workshops, participants exchanged information about the status of adaptation planning and implementation in their countries and generated knowledge on the needs and opportunities for promoting National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes in the region.