National Adaptation Plans Compendium: A Report on Three Workshops
This synthesis analytical report outlines how the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process is a critical component of climate-resilient development. The compendium of three technical reports includes 1) Climate Change: Towards the Development of a Policy Framework for Jamaica, 2) Tanzania: Coastal Climate Change National Adaptation Planning Workshop, and 3) West Africa: Coastal Climate Change National Adaptation Planning Workshop. This report summarizes the approaches used and recommendations generated during three NAP workshops held in Jamaica, Tanzania, and Ghana in 2012 and 2013. These workshops were hosted by national governments and regional institutions, in collaboration with USAID, to support the development of NAPs.
A few of the key findings of the workshops include (see Section 5 for more information):
- Many of the key economic sectors that the workshop participants assessed rely on the same inputs and enabling conditions. The most commonly cited inputs and conditions at all three workshops were water, energy, and infrastructure.
- In many cases, the inputs to one sector are themselves considered to be important economic sectors. This highlights the interdependencies among sectors and their importance to national development goals.
- Participants identified many climate stressors that can hinder economic development, including increasing temperatures and precipitation, flooding, drought, and sea level rise.