With the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process driving the climate change adaptation agenda, Bangladesh is forging ahead – setting a precedent for other least developed countries (LDCs) and to other countries developing NAPs. In Bangladesh, the process of planning for a climate resilient future is already well underway, generating vital impetus for increasing action on NAPs.
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)
The Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) is a new programme launched by IFAD in 2012 to channel climate and environmental finance to smallholder farmers so that they can increase their resilience. ASAP is a multi-year and multi-donor programme that has received substantial financial support from the Governments of Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Other donor countries are appraising a contribution.
UNDP film Himalayan Meltdown won the prestigious Platinum Award in the broadcast documentary category at the 45th Annual Worldfest International Film Festival. The one-hour film examines the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and the effects they have on the lives and livelihoods of billions of people in Asia.