Advancing adaptation planning and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region: A review of progress made and pathways forward

The Paris Agreement calls for an acceleration of support to developing countries to develop their national adaptation plans (NAPs) and integrate climate change adaptation into development policies.
Eleven out of 14 surveyed countries already have their own NAPs or equivalent, and NAP preparation is underway in the remaining three countries. However, NAP implementation is slow and relevant tools and approaches that could facilitate implementation are underutilised. Key focus areas for accelerating NAP implementation include: (i) mainstreaming adaptation across national development plans and strategies; (ii) institutionalising adaptation practice at all levels of government; (iii) strengthening systems for accountability and engagement; (iv) enhancing access to and use of the tools and approaches; and (v) assessing effectiveness of existing international support.