Building capacity to advance the National Adaptation Plan Process in Georgia

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Building capacity to advance the National Adaptation Plan Process in Georgia

The proposed Readiness proposal directly aims to overcome these barriers to advance the NAP process in Georgia through four participatory, gender-responsive and socially-inclusive components, namely: i) strengthening adaptation planning governance and coordination; ii) identifying, analysing and prioritising climate change impact and adaptation information; iii) developing a targeted private sector engagement strategy; iv) designing a funding strategy for the implementation of the NAP process; and v) developing a system for, and strengthening the capacity for, monitoring and evaluation and learning from the NAP process. The proposed Readiness proposal has been designed to strengthen existing systems and interventions being undertaken by the government, supporting cohesive, long-term, sustainable solutions for climate-resilient development in Georgia.

Through the implementation of activities under these outcomes, a number of different beneficiary groups will benefit both directly and indirectly. The capacity of national and local governments will be directly strengthened for adaptation planning, with training provided for the NAP Working Groups, Covenant of Mayors Working Group, National Environmental Agency (Hydrometeorological Department), MEPA, Climate Change Council (CCC), relevant line ministries at different levels of government, and representatives of research institutions. In addition, consultation and awareness-raising will include the private sector, research institutions and universities, non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations. Indirect beneficiaries from this engagement will include Georgian citizens who will benefit from the impact of greater awareness on climate change on the activities of these direct beneficiaries. The private sector will also be specifically targeted for presenting the business case for climate change adaptation, thereby fostering investment in adaptation-related initiatives. Indirect beneficiaries from this will include community members who will benefit from the enhanced economic activity, and associated rise in employment, stimulated by investment in adaptation-related initiatives. Lastly, campaigns undertaken across Georgia will raise awareness on climate change and adaptation among the general public, prioritising the inclusion of women and vulnerable groups.

GCF’s support through these components will allow Georgia to address the specific needs of the country, thereby making a decisive contribution towards Georgia’s capacity to adapt to climate change in the long term. The resulting NAP is envisioned to coordinate and align all relevant efforts on adaptation in the country and provide for a more coherent, efficient and sustainable structure for adaptation, transcending above and beyond the usual project cycle. All activities are designed to be gender-responsive and socially inclusive, with a strong monitoring framework to facilitate the adaptive management of the NAP process.

Cover date 06 June 2023
Document type Approved readiness proposal
United Nations Environment Programme