Developing a National Adaptation Planning Process in Turkmenistan

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Developing a National Adaptation Planning Process in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is vulnerable to climate change due to the steady temperature rise and increasing water deficiency. While the changing climate is impacting the entire economy, the water sector that is suffering the most acutely.

The Government of Turkmenistan seeks to strengthen its adaptive and resiliency capacities to climate change by integrating climate risks and adaptation measures into planning and budgeting processes via the development of a national adaptation process (NAP). Doing so will complement other key foundational measures including Turkmenistan’s Nationally Determined Contribution, the Third and the under-development Fourth National Communication, and a National Climate Change Strategy.

The proposed project seeks to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: An Institutional framework to implement the Paris Agreement established
  • Outcome 2: The evidence base for adaptation planning in the water sector strengthened
  • Outcome 3: The capacity for adaptation planning strengthened

This project is first focused on developing a national coordination mechanism and governance processes for conducting adaptation planning and measures. Secondly, the project focusses on strengthening the evidence base within the water sector so as to provide the information required for effective decision-making as it relates to adaptation planning. Lastly, the project will increase the capacity of those involved, directly and indirectly, in adaptation planning as within the water sector and adaptation planning in general. This includes those working in government entities as well as those working in civil society and the private sector.

Cover date 28 May 2021
Document type Approved readiness proposal
United Nations Development Programme