GWP at Korea Global Adaptation Week

Several events will take place as part of the Korea Global Adaptation Week on 8-12 April in Songdo, Republic of Korea. GWP will play an active role in a number of sessions throughout the week.

A big part of the week is the NAP Expo 2019. This is an annual outreach event organised by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the UNFCCC, in collaboration with various bodies and organisations. The aim is to exchange experiences and foster partnerships between a wide range of actors and stakeholders on how to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

GWP's participation at NAP Expo 2019 is directly aligned to the objectives of its Water, Climate & Development Programme (WACDEP) – at global, regional, and country levels. GWP's on-going work to support countries on NAPs/readiness and climate rationale via regional project preparation partnerships, as well as the flood & drought HelpDesks will be showcased. Key GWP representatives will be present, including Chair Howard Bamsey and Executive Secretary Monika Weber-Fahr.

GWP events

Monday 8 April: A UNFCCC-GWP co-hosted event - 18:30 - further details TBC

At this occasion, GWP will launch the publication "Addressing Water in National Adaptation Plans - Water Supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines". The document aims to support countries in mobilizing their NAP process to translate their water-related resilience priorities to action, sustain outcomes, and to do so in ways that coherently delivers on the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Sendai Framework.

A number of additional NAP supplements will be launched at the same event by FAO, WHO and UNISDR.

Wednesday 10 April: GWP event: BG3.5: Water Security in NAPs - 11:00-12:30.

This session will share experiences and lessons from countries and development partners in two areas, in the context of applying the Water Supplement in country NAP processes.

  1. How do we ensure that countries are able to access the financial, technical, and capacity building support they need to translate their water-related adaptation priorities to action on the ground?
  2. And how do we do so in the most effective and efficient way, in a context of multiple global agenda faced by countries at the national level – the Paris Agreement, the SDGs, and the Sendai Framework – all of which aim to achieve sustainable, climate resilient development?

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The Korea Global Adaptation Week is hosted by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and co-organised by the UNFCCC secretariat, the Korean Environment Institute (KEI), Korea Adaptation Centre for Climate Change (KACCC) and the Incheon Metropolitan City.

Photo:  Songdo City, Incheon, by Fleetham [CC BY-SA 4.0] - the photo has been cropped from original.