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If you are a practitioner, a researcher, a policy advisor or maker working in the field of climate change adaptation and resilience, this page provides opportunities for you to engage with the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) and the UNFCCC process as well as share your knowledge and learning through the Adaptation Knowledge Portal (AKP). 
Share Open Access Knowledge and Learning
The AKP builds on the worldwide contributions of policy-advisors/makers, practitioners and researchers to offer informed and credible knowledge and learning for end-users. The knowledge resources that you contribute will be openly accessed by all. 
We are seeking resources to enable informed decisions on practical adaptation actions and measures in response to climate change based on sound, scientific and technical evidence. This can include case studies, methods and tools.
You are invited to contribute the following knowledge resources by using our simple online forms:
1. Case Study: Practical measures/initiatives that are being carried out in different countries and regions of the world to improve climate change adaptation and resilience. These case studies should illustrate progress in enhancing action on adaptation by describing outcomes, impacts and learning associated with the measures/initiatives. See sample case studies.
>Submit a case study (EN) online form
2. Tool or Method: These are toolkits, methods or decision frameworks that are being developed and/or applied in the context of climate change adaptation and resilience. This can include: vulnerability and impact assessments; planning and implementation approaches; monitoring, evaluation and learning tools and so on. See sample tools or methods.
>Submit a tool or method (EN) online form
3. Knowledge Resources: These may include: A website, scientific or peer reviewed publication, technical document/report, policy brief and educational/training materials. Explore sample knowledge resources
 >Submit a knowledge resource (EN) online form
Share your input to help us improve the AKP
As the AKP strives to improve relevant resources for our users, we welcome your input on specific ideas on how this can be achieved.  Please send your ideas to:
B. Engage with the Ongoing Work of the UNFCCC
The convention is supported by a number of expert groups and constituted bodies. This section offers you/your organization to engage with the UNFCCC work, including the work of constituted bodies.
The UNFCCC also cooperates with, and is supported by, numerous other international organizations and groups, including scientific bodies, UN agencies and groups. This includes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
We will be regularly updating opportunities for your engagement:
Adaptation Committee (AC)
Ensuring coherent action towards a climate resilient future
Since it was established in 2010, the Adaptation Committee (AC) has been the United Nation's leading voice on adaptation. The sixteen-member body has offered expert guidance on a range of adaptation topics, helping countries, civil society and businesses to build resilience and adapt to a changing climate.
In implementing its 3-year workplan, the AC builds on contributions from the adaptation community, including NWP partners. Contributing is easy, simply e-mail with your ideas and suggestions or add to the AC's expanding inventory of methodologies, tools and case studies to help assess adaptation needs on the AKP.
The AC's publication on 25 years of adaptation under the UNFCCC provides a succinct overview of the progress on adaptation planning and action over time.
For more on the work of the AC, please consult its website or contact
Education, Training, Public Participation and Youth to Enhance Adaptation Action 
Getting education and training, public participation and youth to enhance adaptation action: Get involved immediately
The 2020 Technical Examination Process on Adaptation (TEP-A), established under the Paris Agreement to promote enhanced action and conducted by the Adaptation Committee, is focusing on the topic of Education and training, public participation and youth to enhance adaptation action.
The TEP-A will engage experts, organizations, youth, governments, and other stakeholders from around the world in the coming months to identify adaptation related opportunities in education, training, youth and public participation in adaptation.
Details will be available shortly here and announced on the Adaptation Exchange Facebook page.
Standing Committee on Finance (SCF)
Finance for nature-based Solutions
The Standing Committee on Finance is gearing towards preparing its next Forum on the topic “Finance for nature-based solutions”. Several studies and papers have highlighted that nature-based solutions for climate change offer an opportunity to protect and restore natural ecosystems, while reducing the risk of adverse effects of climate change and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
The Committee continues its preparatory work over the coming months to design the programme of the forum, collaborate with expert organizations and practitioners and conduct outreach activities.
For more details of the forum, visit or contact the secretariat at
Lima Work Programme on Gender (LWPG)
Share your work on gender and climate change with the UNFCCC
Following the adoption of the enhanced 5-year Lima Work Programme on Gender (LWPG) and its Gender Action Plan at COP 25, the secretariat would like to know more about your work relating to gender to identify how we can help to amplify your messages, knowledge and lessons learned.
We aim to continue facilitating key connections to drive the uptake of gender-responsive approaches to climate policy and action within and outside of the UNFCCC process.
Facilitative Working Group (FWG) of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform
Provide inputs to the work with local communities and indigenous peoples
The FWG facilitates the implementation of the the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP). The platform is an inclusive space, which brings together people and their knowledge systems as well as positive values, to build a climate resilient world for all. Work under this platform is progressing well in 2020, and some new exciting developments have been announced. Here are three ways you can get involved this autumn:
Third meeting of the Facilitative Working Group
The third meeting of the Facilitative Working Group will be held from 5-8 October 2020, from 16:00-19:00 CEST each day. The FWG is composed of 14 members and 14 alternate members representing both indigenous peoples and governments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure the safety of the members and contributors, the meeting will be held virtually. They will be discussing a large number of exciting activities. Get engaged in the work of this important body, and find more imformation on the meeting web page.
Would you like to build your capacity related to indigenous knowledge? The Facilitative Working Group will be hosting a series of training webinars as part Activity 4 of the LCIPP workplan, to complement an in-person training workshop to be held early next year. The first two have been scheduled for 2020 as follows:
•Training webinar #1 will be held on 27 October 2020, on the topic: “Trust and Respect: Contours of Indigenous Knowledge”.
•Training webinar #2 will be held on 8 December 2020, on the topic: “What does ethical and equitable engagement of Indigenous Knowledge in the context of climate change look like?”.
Get more information on the full series of the 4 training webinars here and check the LCIPP events web page for updates in the coming weeks.
The LCIPP web Portal
The development of the LCIPP web portal is progressing well, and we look forward to launching the portal at the end of 2020 with continued engagement of valued contributors to the LCIPP.
To get in touch with the FWG or secretariat, please feel free to contact us at
Paris Committee on Capacity Building
Capacity Building Network: Learn how to get involved
The PCCB Network is the latest initiative of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) to engage actors involved in climate-related capacity-building and strengthen its ties with relevant bodies under and outside the Convention. Since its launch in early April 2020, the PCCB Network has been joined by over 120 entities and initiatives who believe in the power of collective action.
Members of the PCCB Network, from a diverse array of institutions, sectors, and regions, will meet in a virtual inaugural meeting, in June 2020. This meeting will be followed by a series of seminars, knowledge exchange sessions, technical discussions co-organized or participated by network members, as well as outreach activities over the coming months. You can follow the activities of the PCCB Network on the PCCB Facebook page.
If you are interested in learning more about the PCCB Network, head to the netwok's web page, check out the brochure, or simply reach out to the PCCB Network coordination team:
Least Developed Countries Group (LEG)
Ensuring the delivery of National Adaptation Plans
The Least Developed Countries Group (LEG) continues to engage with the least developed countries (LDCs) on advancing National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) through the Open NAP Initiative.
Through the initiative, the LEG is using crowd-sourcing and online platforms to assist the LDCs to overcome bottlenecks and produce their first NAP by the end of 2020, and to develop project proposals to implement the policies, projects and programmes identified contained in the NAPs.
With the NAP promoting a systems approach to addressing climate change, it offers an opportunity for countries to address multiple development objectives, hence seen as an important vehicle to achieving sustainable development and ensuring resilient COVID-19 recovery efforts.
For more information, including how to engage in the Open NAP initiative, please contact: