Readiness funding to enhance National Adaptation Plans
In its role as a Delivery Partner, FAO helps countries access the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Readiness Programme, which supports countries’ efforts to develop and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). FAO’s rapidly growing portfolio includes 83 readiness projects, 15 of which are aimed at enhancing NAPs and/or adaptation planning processes.
Readiness NAP support enables countries to address the specific gaps in their capacities, planning frameworks, and investment pipeline, depending on their national circumstances and their long-term adaptation and mitigation strategies. Through NAP formulation and implementation, countries can build on national development planning frameworks, identifying medium- and long-term adaptation needs, and integrating subsequent climate change adaptation plans into new and existing policies, programmes and activities.
FAO facilitates countries’ access to adaptation funding by working closely with National Designated Authorities (NDAs). Requests for Readiness support are submitted to the dedicated Readiness Programme sub-window, which provides grants of up to USD 3 million per country (delivered all at once or over a phased period) to formulate or strengthen NAPs and support other adaptation planning processes.
The Green Climate Fund aims to allocate at least 50 percent of country readiness funding to support particularly vulnerable countries – Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African States.