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The Nairobi work programme (NWP) was established at
COP11 (December 2005), through decision
2/CP.11, as a mechanism under the Convention to
facilitate and catalyze the development and dissemination
of information and knowledge that would inform and support
adaptation policies and practices. Its implementation has
been coordinated by the SBSTA, under the guidance of the
Chair of the SBSTA and with assistance from the
secretariat, and with contributions from Parties and other
adaptation stakeholders. Through its diverse range of
modalities, the Nairobi work programme provides unique
opportunities for linking relevant institutions, processes,
resources and expertise outside the Convention to respond
to adaptation knowledge needs arising from the
implementation of the various workstreams under the
Convention and identified by Parties.
Key elements in the SBSTA outcomes on the NWP at its 41st session include:
The NWP 8th Focal Point Forum was held in conjunction with the session, where Parties and partner organizations shared good practices and lessons learned on adaptation planning and actions, and discussed methods and tools to identify, communicate and address adaptation knowledge needs on adaptation in an interactive setting.
COP 20 Presidency endorsed the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative under the NWP, a collaborative effort by UNEP and UNFCCC’s Nairobi work programme. The initiative aims at prioritizing and catalysing responses to subregion- and theme-specific adaptation knowledge needs. The pilot for the Andean mountainous subregion was welcomed and endorsed by the COP 20 Presidency as a component of a set of actions to further address adaptation to climate change under the Convention.
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