Enhancing the National Adaptation Plan Process for the Sultanate of Oman

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Enhancing the National Adaptation Plan Process for the Sultanate of Oman

Oman’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) identifies its medium- and long-term climate adaptation needs, strategies and programmes that need to be developed and implemented to address those needs. These planning processes are intended to catalyze action and finance to generate systemic change that address climate impacts and vulnerabilities. It is country driven and is based on Oman’s key national and sectoral priorities including its Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Program of Action. Some of the indicators the project will use are humidity, mean annual temperature, sea-level rise, extreme events (like floods, rainfall, storms, cyclones, etc.) 

The Readiness proposal will support the NAP process in the Sultanate of Oman, which is aimed at strengthening the implementation of the adaptation components of the National Strategy for Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change 2020-2040.  Specific barriers that have been identified through background research and stakeholder consultations can be grouped into six areas, namely i) inadequate national policy/legal framework for mainstreaming climate change adaptation; ii) minimal progress in identifying, addressing, and mainstreaming sectoral vulnerabilities in national policies; iii) limited availability of evidence-based decision support information at sectoral level; iv) limited analysis and knowledge on gender and socially differentiated impacts and vulnerabilities; v) limited societal awareness of climate change impacts and resilience trajectories and vi) limited private sector awareness and engagement in Climate Change Adaptation.   

The overall objective is to allow the Sultanate of Oman to plan for the long-term impacts of climate change, particularly for the following sectors: i) water resources; ii) agriculture iii) fisheries and marine resources; iv) infrastructure, including urban areas and tourism; and vi) public health.  

The project activities will primarily benefit the government and other stakeholders, including the private sector, civil society, academia, and the general public. 

Cover date 23 December 2022
Document type Approved readiness proposal
United Nations Industrial Development Organization