Initially designed for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the joint UNEP-UNDP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Program (NAP-GSP) will broaden its scope in October 2015 by offering assistance to all developing countries.
The focus of assistance will be on institutional support, technical capacity-building and knowledge-sharing to improve national capacity to plan, finance and implement climate change adaptation interventions. It will also help countries to leverage finance from other sources.
The NAP-GSP was established under the Cancun Adaptation Framework in 2010. It enables Parties to formulate and implement national adaptation plans as a means of identifying medium and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programmes to address those needs.
The NAP-GSP is inviting developing countries to submit requests for technical assistance on climate change adaptation.
It is jointly implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). So far, almost all LDCs in Asia and Africa have benefited from the programme’s assistance. Further information is available on the NAP-GSP website.
The NAP-GSP is inviting developing countries to submit requests for technical assistance on climate change adaptation. The programme will help countries prepare medium- to long-term climate change adaptation plans tailored to their country’s needs and circumstances. The programme will accept requests on a rolling basis.
Countries interested in technical assistance from the NAP-GSP should send official letters of request through their national UNFCCC focal points to: