Resilience Frontiers

Thursday, 12 December – 25 years of adaptation under the UNFCCC as a launchpad for a resilient future

10.00 – 13.00 NAP Design Indaba: Co-development of a Global Open NAP

The Open NAP initiative is designed to assist development countries produce NAPs that build on best available science and thinking about adaptation, using “open” approaches designed to incorporate the widest inputs from various contributors, and to facilitate open peer-review. The double session will launch the Open NAP initiative and describe the vision for co-development of NAPs for interested countries, in particular the LDCs, followed by a description of the systems approach being used to support the design of NAPs that work towards coherence with the SDGs and related frameworks (Sendai Framework, regional and national ones). The sessions will then work towards constructing what a global NAP could look like, building on all the sessions of the Resilience Lab.
The Global NAP will help demonstrate how international efforts have been addressing adaptation; and may identify new opportunities building on the frontier technologies and approaches discussed these last two weeks in the lab. The sessions are meant to be thought-provoking, and not designed to produce a NAP that will then need to be implemented.
Opening: Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu – High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRRLS), UN Under Secretary-General

– Launch of the Open NAP initiative
– Applying the systems approach of the NAP-SDG iFrame to co-produce NAPs at any scale or level
– Integrating the Resilience Lab foresight thinking into an interactive session to produce a Global Open NAP, with possible links to regional, national and local levels
13.00 – 14.30Lunch break
14.30 – 16.00Adaptation legislation and policy at the national and sub-national level: designing and measuring progress on resilience

What have countries done so far on legislating on adaptation? What are the main challenges in designing and implementing adaptation laws and policies? What are the dynamics between the national and sub-national ? How do we measure progress for adaptation policies?

Andries Gryffroy, Belgian Senate, IPU, European Committee of the Regions
Mamadou Ndong Touré, Regions for Sustainable Development, Gossas, Senegal
Natalie Unterstell, Counsellor, Brazilian Presidential Forum on Climate Change
Rebecca Byrnes
Timo Leiter, Grantham Research Institute

Moderation: Michal Nachmany, Grantham Research Institute, LSE