National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following summarizes the NAPA for Uganda.
Climate Related Hazards
* Flooding (flash) * Drought and low flows * Landslides * Sand/dust storms * Heat waves * Forest fires
Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts
Module 1: Preparatory Activities Module 2: Consultation and prioritisation Module 3: Drafting of NAPA and public review Module 4: Endorsement and Publication of NAPA
1. Establish NAPA National network; Review of studies/reports on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change; Participatory Rural Appraisal 2. Organise national stakeholders workshop; Prioritisation of adaptation measures using criteria; Organise sectoral workshops; Organise eco-system workshops 3. Prepare proposals for implementation of priority adaptation activities; Undertake cost benefit analysis of each adaptation measure; Review of the draft NAPA by public (newspaper supplements, press conferences, public hearing) 4. Review of NAPA by Government and Civic organisations; Endorsement by GEF Focal Points; Publication of final NAPA document
GEF operational focal point: Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development Climate change focal point: Department of Meteorology Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment
The following case study is featured in the Meister Consultants Group study: *Floating Houses and Mosquito Nets: Emerging Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Around the World*.
South Africa faces serious challenges associated with climate change. Water scarcity is already very high on the political agenda, and climate change will further aggravate the water situation. Other important challenges include health effects. Biodiversity loss will be especially economically important, given some of the country’s unique natural habitats and their relevance to the tourism industry. South Africa is better prepared to deal with the consequences of climate change than many other African countries because of the availability of more reliable climate data and projections than other African states. Since 2004, South Africa has had a national climate strategy that addresses the need for adaptation. A more detailed adaptation policy is currently under preparation and is expected to be released in 2010.
_Source: Dr. Hans-Peter Meister, I. K., Martina Richwein, Wilson Rickerson, Chad Laurent. Additional contributors: Jeff Snell, Elisa Burchert, Florian Lux. (2009). *Floating Houses and Mosquito Nets: Emerging Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Around the World.* Boston: Meister Consultants Group. p. 20._
For more detailed information and references refer to: [Floating Houses - Full Report](http://files.mc-group.com/clst/Study%20Climate%20Change%20Adaption.pdf).
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The Cape Peninsula, on the Atlantic Ocean in the far southwest of Africa, is famous for its impressive biodiversity. The unique ecosystem is not only threatened by the growth of the city of Cape Town, but also by the impacts of climate change. The peninsula’s status as a nature reserve, therefore, is no longer sufficient to protect its biodiversity.
The goal of The Cape Peninsula Biodiversity Conservation Project is to establish a national park.
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Focussing on the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), the project "Developing Policies & Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region" (ASTRA) assesses regional impacts of the ongoing global change in climate. Its aim is to develop adequate climate change adaptation strategies and policies, together with relevant stakeholders, such as planners and decision makers.
Climate change has potential long-term effects on the living environment.
The main objective is to assess regional impacts of the ongoing global change in climate and to develop strategies and policies for climate change adaptation.
* The project will address threats arising from climate change in the BSR, such as extreme temperatures, droughts, forest fires, storm surges, winter storms and floods.
In order to elaborate adaptation and mitigation strategies it is inevitable to involve regional and local spatial planners and stakeholders. Entry points and integration to existing planning processes and methods will be identified. Climate change impacts and vulnerability of regions are studied in several regional and local case studies.
Geological Survey of Finland
Betonimiehenkuja 4, 02151 Espoo
Philipp Schmidt-Thomé (Project coordinator)
Michael Staudt (Project manager)
Project Status:Completed (December 2007).
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
The Bhutan NAPA preparation has been a timely opportunity to look at the country’s
climate change related vulnerabilities in its unique geographical setting.
Module No. 1: Establishment of NAPA Team, institutional arrangements
Activity 1.1. NAPA Process Initiation and Management
Activity 1.2. Stakeholder Consultations
Activity 1.3. Assembly of Multi-Disciplinary Teams
Module No. 2: Adaptation Assessment Methodology
Activity 2.1. Adaptation Assessment Methodology Development
Activity 2.2. Review of initial vulnerability and adaptability assessments
Activity 2.3. Prioritisation of Sectors Affected by Climate Change
Module 3: Adaptation Assessments and Plan of Actions
Activity 3.1. Detailed Adaptation Analysis of Priority Sectors
Activity 3.2. Development of Proposals for Priority Activities
Activity 3.3. Synthesis of Detailed Sectoral Adaptation Analyses
Module No. 4: Preparation of the National Adaptation Program of Action
Activity 4.1. Preparation and Presentation of the Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan
Activity 4.2. Review of Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan
Activity 4.3. NAPA Document Dissemination