This landmark regional event on National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) is the first ‘NAP Expo’ for Asia, and will galvanise adaptation efforts in the region.
'This forum will be of vital importance for seeking practical measures for climate change adaptation in Asia.' Byeong-ok Ahn, Vice Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea
‘Let's use this vital moment to support the most vulnerable countries at this time of great need.' Howard Bamsey, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
‘A vision of the LEG is to see LDCs formulating NAPs by 2018, or by 2020 at the latest. This NAP Expo for Asia will encourage this process.' Abias Huongo, Chair of LDC Expert Group (LEG), UNFCCC
'This event is a great example of partnership in climate change adaptation. The joint UNDP - UN Environment NAP-GSP has supported 45 developing countries to advance their NAPs.’ Mozaharul Alam, Regional Climate Change Coordinator, UN Environment
‘Let’s work together and with nature to preserve biodiversity and adapt to climate change threats.’ Jae Chun Choe, Co-chairman, National Assembly Forum on Climate Change
The two-day event is mobilising action for the formulation and implementation of NAPs, which will help vulnerable Asian countries to adapt to climate change effectively over the long term. Delegates are sharing technical knowledge and tools, and identifying gaps and needs of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and other developing countries, as they undertake steps towards the formulation and implementation of NAPs.