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The supplementary materials are intended to offer in-depth coverage of selected steps of the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs).

The LEG takes note of ongoing efforts by different organizations in developing materials to supplement the technical guidelines for the formulation and implementation of NAPs. Some of the organizations have published their supplementary materials, while some have communicated their draft supplementary materials to the LEG for comments.

Organ​​ization(s) Supplementary Materials Year References

How to Engage with National Adaptation Plans: Guidance for National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

CBD Promoting synergies in addressing biodiversity and climate change adaptation issues: linking national adaptation plans and national biodiversity strategies and action plans 2014
GIZ Aligning National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes to Development and Budget Planning 2014
GIZ The Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning (SNAP) Tool 2014
PROVIA Supporting NAP Development with the PROVIA Guidance: A User Companion 2014
SV Civil-Society Guide to the LEG/NAP Technical Guidelines 2014
WHO Guidance to protect health from climate change through health adaptation planning 2014
CI Tool for integration of ecosystems into climate change adaptation planning processes, DRAFT 2015
GIZ Guidebook on Developing National Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation Systems 2015
FAO Guidelines to Support the Integration of Genetic Diversity into CLimate Change Adaptation Planning and NAPs 2015

IPACC Guid​elines towards integrating African Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge in National Adaptation Plans, Platforms and Policies 2015 Hard copy available in FR
NAP GSP National adaptation plan process country-level training- Capacity development for multi-sectoral involvement in the NAP process 2015
SV Joint Principles for Adaptation; National Adaptation Policy Assessment Tool


UNITAR Skills assessment for National Adaptation Planning - how countries can identify the gap 2015
WHO Operation framework for building climate resilient health systems 2015
WMO Climate Services for Supporting Climate Change Adapatation: Supplement to the Technical Guidelines for the National Adaptation Plan Process   2015

IPACC​ An Introduction to integrating African Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge in National Adaptation Plans, Programmes of Action, Platforms and Policies

ITU Information and Communication Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation in Cities 2016
NAP Global Network Vertical Integration in national adaptation plan processes 2016
IIED National adaptation plans: understanding mandates and sharing experiences 2017

FAO Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans 2017 ​​
NAP Global Network Financing Nationa Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process: Contributing to the achievement of nationally determined contribution (NDC) adaptation goals 2017
CCAFS 10 best bet innovations for adaptation in agriculture: A supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines 2017
UN HABITAT​ Addressing Urban and Human Settlements Issues in National Adaptation Plans



UNCDF​ Financing Local Adaptation to Climate Change​​ 2019​ ​​​
​GWP ​Addressing Water in National Adaptation Plans: Water Supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines
NAP Global Network and UNFCCC​ ​​Toolkit for Gender-Responsive Process to Formulate and Implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)  (English​) (French) ​2019
​FAO  ​Addressing fisheries and aquaculture in National Adaptation Plans​ (Supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines) 2020​
FAO​ Addressing forestry and agroforestry in National Adaptation Plans (Supplementary Guidelines) ​2020
WHO​ ​Quality criteria for Health National Adaptation Plans ​2021
UNDRR​ ​Promoting Synergy and Alignment: Between Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Context of National Adaptation Plans ​2021 DRR4NAPs.JPG
CCAFS​ ​Digital agriculture to enable adaptation
A supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines
​2021 Digital agriculture.JPG
WMO​ ​Developing the Climate Science Basis for Climate Action 2021​ WMO climate science basis for climate action.JPG
​UNEP ​Guidelines for Integrating Ecosystem-based Adaptation into National Adaptation Plans: Supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines  2021​ EBA.JPG
​Toolkit to enhance access to climate finance: A Commonwealth Practical Guide  ​2022 Commonwealth.png

CBD - Convention on Biological Diversity
CI - Conservation International
CCAFS - CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
GWP - Global Water Partnership
IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IIED - International Institute for Environment and Development
IPACC - Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee
ITU - International Telecommunication Union 
NAP GSP - National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programmes
PROVIA - Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation
SV - Southern Voices on Climate Change
UNITAR - United Nations Institute for Training and Research
UNCDF - United Nations Capital Development Fund
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UN HABITAT - United Nations Human Settlements Programme
WHO - World Health Organization
WMO - World Meteorological Organization