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Parties, NWP partner organizations and other relevant organizations such as local governments are invited to contribute to the NWP activities on human settlements and adaptation.

Upcoming Event:

Join us 1 May 2018 during the Bonn Climate Change Conference for a side event on "Closing knowledge gaps on Human Settlements and Adaptation: The way forward​​" ​13:15-14:45 Room: Bonn. World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany.

NWP activities on human settlements and adaptation

In May 2016, the Subsid​iary Body for Science and Technological Advice (SBSTA) gave the NWP the mandate to investigate the area of human settlements a​nd adaptation. In response, the secretariat collaborated with partners to deliver:

Those different deliverables are part of the seven-step approach illustrated in the figure below, which aims at advancing resilience in cities, towns and villages through knowledge.  

What did the call for submissions and synthesis report capture ? 

The SBSTA invited Parties, NWP partner organizations and other relevant entities to submit information on recent activities and research on human settlements related, in particular, to assessing sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change, integrating both short-term and long-term climate considerations, the role of national governments in supporting adaptation at the local level, city-to-city partnerships on climate change, and cross-cutting issues and linkages related to the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The overarching aim of the request was to inform work on human settlements in adaptation planning and implementation. 

How can my organization/entity further support resilience through knowledge ?  
  1. Make an action pledge to support adaptation planning and implementation related to human settlements
  2. Share your resources on human settlements and adaptation here on the Adaptation knowledge portal including case studies, tools and methods, and other resources. 
  3. Send us news about upcoming publications and events at
  4. Become a NWP partner
Learn more:
If you wish to learn more about adaptation/resilience and human settlements, relevant action pledges, case studies, tools and methods, organizations, as well as well as knowledge resources can be browsed through our advanced search page. Try the search terms such as "human settlements" "urban" and "cities" to filter relevant results.

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