The National Environment Commission, UNDP Country Office and the Gross National Happiness Commission signed the Readiness Project on “Preparation of a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for Bhutan, with a focus on the water sector’. It is a USD 3 million project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and will be implemented jointly by NEC and UNDP in collaboration with agencies, CSOs and research institutes.
The readiness project will advance the Government’s NAP process by building on existing capacities and enhancing institutions already in place for adaptation planning through the following outcomes:
(1) Enhanced coordination, learning and knowledge management for an iterative NAP process;
(2) Technical capacity enhanced for the generation of climate scenarios and impact assessment;
(3) Vulnerability assessments undertaken and adaptation options appraised and prioritized; and
(4) NAP formulated and capacity for implementation and monitoring established.
The project will be implanted over a period of 4 years.