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Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary guidelines

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The Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary guidelines (referred to as the NAP-Ag Guidelines) responds to a call by the Least Developed Group (LEG) of the UNFCCC, inviting international actors to draft sectorial guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines.

The NAP-Ag Guidelines aim to support developing countries in:

  • reducing vulnerability of the agriculture sectors to the impacts of climate change by building adaptive capacities and resilience;

  • addressing agriculture in the formulation and implementation of NAPs; and

  • enhancing the integration of adaptation in agricultural development policies, progammes and plans.

The NAP-Ag Guidelines outline four elements and related steps for preparing the agriculture sectors' contributions to NAPs.

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The users of the NAP-Ag Guidelines are intended to be the following:

Decision-makers

Decision-makers

at the high policy level and across many different sectors, including UNFCCC focal points and the national designated authorities of the GCF; and others planners who may have only limited agriculture expertise.

Authorities and experts within the agriculture sectors

Authorities and experts within the agriculture sectors

 who are contributing to climate change adaptation and NAP formulation and implementation, including  partners and stakeholders participating in sectoral, national and subnational planning processes and work to mainstream climate change adaptation into different sectors and programmes.

Climate change experts working at the global level

Climate change experts working at the global level

including United Nations, bilateral donors and financing institutions (e.g. GEF and GCF).

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