Plans

This page shares the adaptation plans for the Asia-Pacific countries laid out using inputs from Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAP), National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA), and Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) for climate change adaptation.

List of national adaptation plans

Country NDCHELP NAPHELP NAPAHELP TNAHELP
Flag:AfghanistanAfghanistan ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN Intended Nationally Determined Contribution Submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) and National Adaptation Programme of Action for Climate Change (NAPA) Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change Adaptation
Flag:AustraliaAustralia Australia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to a new Climate Change Agreement Australian Government National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy<Others>
Flag:BangladeshBangladesh Bangladesh’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) BANGLADESH CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN 2009<Others> National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)
Flag:BhutanBhutan Kingdom of Bhutan Intended Nationally Determined Contribution Bhutan National Adaptation Programme of Action
Flag:CambodiaCambodia Cambodia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF CAMBODIA NATIONAL ADAPTATION PROGRAMME OF ACTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE (NAPA) http://unfccc.int/ttclear/misc_/StaticFiles/gnwoerk_static/TNR_CRE/e9067c6e3b97459989b2196f12155ad5/add86d65dbba444ba28fee2a3882b21b.pdf
Flag:ChinaChina China's intended nationally determined contribution: Enhanced Actions on Climate Change
Flag:CookIslandsCook Islands Cook Islands Second Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management 2016-2020 <Others>
Flag:Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People's Republic of Korea INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS DPR Korea’s Second National Communication on Climate Change<Others>
Flag:FijiFiji Fiji’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution Republic of Fiji National Adaptation Plan<UNFCCC> Fiji TECHNOLOGY NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT ADAPTATION
Flag:IndiaIndia INDIA’S INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION: WORKING TOWARDS CLIMATE JUSTICE National Action Plan on Climate Change, Government of India<Others>
Flag:IndonesiaIndonesia FIRST NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
Flag:JapanJapan Submission of Japan’s Nationally Determined Contribution(NDC) National Plan for Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change<Others>
Flag:Lao People's Democratic RepublicLao People's Democratic Republic Intended Nationally Determined Contribution LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC'S STRATEGY ON CLIMATE CHANGE-2010(LAO)<Others> National Adaptation Programme of Action to Climate Change http://unfccc.int/ttclear/misc_/StaticFiles/gnwoerk_static/TNR_CRE/e9067c6e3b97459989b2196f12155ad5/14008ecce30a4ad0b980ab9f6a9c9c6b.pdf
Flag:MalaysiaMalaysia INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA MALAYSIA Second National Communication to the UNFCCC<Others>
Flag:MicronesiaMicronesia Federated States of Micronesia Intended Nationally Determined Contribution Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change<Others>
Flag:MongoliaMongolia Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) Submission by Mongolia to the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) http://unfccc.int/ttclear/misc_/StaticFiles/gnwoerk_static/TNR_CRE/e9067c6e3b97459989b2196f12155ad5/a04477f73ad14945b1ba32b536e3901d.pdf
Flag:MyanmarMyanmar Myanmar's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution - INDC Myanmar Climate Change Strategy(2018-2030)<Others> Myanmar' s National Adaptation Programme of Actions (NAPA) to Climate Change The Republic of The Union of Myanmar TECHNOLOGY NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORTForAdaptation
Flag:Republic of NauruRepublic of Nauru REPUBLIC OF NAURU Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (iNDC) Under the United Nations Convention on Climate Change NAURU TECHNOLOGY NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR CLIMATE CHANGEADAPTATION AND MITIGATION
Flag:NepalNepal Government of Nepal NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS Synthesis of the Stocktaking Report for the National Adaptation Plan Formulation Process in Nepal<Others> National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to Climate Change
Flag:New ZealandNew Zealand Developing a National Climate Change Adaptation Plan(NAP) for New Zealand<Others>
Flag:NiueNiue NIUE Intended Nationally Determined Contributions Niue National Strategic Plan(2016-2026)
Flag:PakistanPakistan PAKISTAN’S INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION (PAK-INDC)
Flag:Republic of PalauRepublic of Palau Republic of Palau Intended Nationally Determined Contribution Palau Climate Change Policy For Climate and Disaster Resilient Low Emissions Development 2015<Others>
Flag:Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea PAPUA NEW GUINEA Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Papua New GuineaSecond National Communication To the Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change<Others>
Flag:PakistanPhilippines REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Intended Nationally Determined Contributions http://unfccc.int/ttclear/misc_/StaticFiles/gnwoerk_static/TNR_CRE/e9067c6e3b97459989b2196f12155ad5/690c4a212e6e429cb89c255934a364fd.pdf
Flag:Republic of KiribatiRepublic of Kiribati KIRIBATI JOINT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN for climate change and disaster risk management (2019-2028)<UNFCCC> National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA)
Flag:Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea Submission by the Republic of Korea Intended Nationally Determined Contribution Second National Climate Change Adaptation Measures (2016-2020) (in Korean)
Flag:Republic of MaldivesRepublic of Maldives MALDIVES’ INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION (INDC) National Adaptation Programme of Action(NAPA)
Flag:Republic of the
Marshall Islands
Republic of the Marshall Islands Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaption and Disaster Risk Management, 2014-2018<Others>
Flag:SamoaSamoa Samoa’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution SAMOAíS SECOND NATIONAL COMMUNICATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE<Others> NATIONAL ADAPTATION PROGRAMME OF ACTION
Flag:SingaporeSingapore SINGAPORE’S UPDATE OF ITS FIRST NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION (NDC) AND ACCOMPANYING INFORMATION National Climate Change Strategy 2012<Others>
Flag:Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands Solomon Islands Government INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION Solomon Islands Second National Communication<Others> SOLOMON ISLANDS National Adaptation Programmes of Action
Flag:Timor-LesteTimor-Leste INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS (INDC) TIMOR-LESTE TIMOR LESTE’S INITIAL NATIONAL COMMUNICATION<Others> National Adaptation Programme of Action(NAPA) on climate change
Flag:Sri LankaSri Lanka Nationally Determined Contributions Sri Lanka National Adaptation Plan For Climate Change Impacts in Sri Lanka(2016-2025)<UNFCCC>
Flag:ThailandThailand Thailand’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) http://unfccc.int/ttclear/misc_/StaticFiles/gnwoerk_static/TNR_CRE/e9067c6e3b97459989b2196f12155ad5/f17b53944d55453fafaee6b5109a72d2.pdf
Flag:Kingdom of TongaKingdom of Tonga KINGDOM OF TONGA INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS JOINT NATIONAL ACTION PLAN 2 ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT 2018-2028<Others>
Flag:TuvaluTuvalu Government of Tuvalu Intended Nationally Determined Contributions Tuvalu’s National Adaptation Programme of Action
Flag:Republic of VanuatuRepublic of Vanuatu REPUBLIC OF VANUATU INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION (INDC) National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Land-Based Resources(2012-2022)<Others> National Adaptation Programme for Action (NAPA)
Flag:Viet NamViet Nam Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of Viet Nam The third NATIONALCOMMUNICATIONOF VIETNAM<Others>
NDCsNationally Determined Contributions
In the Paris Agreement signed in 2015, 196 Parties (countries) agreed to set long-term goals to increase their ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience. The NDCs are a core element of this Agreement and are critical for the achievement of these long-term goals. Specifically, they embody the post-2020 climate actions or efforts made by each country to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Paris Agreement (in Article 4, paragraph 2) requires each Party to outline and communicate these efforts.
The Paris Agreement
https://unfccc.int/files/meetings/paris_nov_2015/application/pdf/paris_agreement_english_.pdf
NAPANational Adaptation Programmes of Action
The least developed countries (LDC) work program, established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2001, include the national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) for supporting LDCs in addressing the challenges posed by climate change, given their particular vulnerability. NAPAs are action-oriented, country-driven, flexible, and based on national circumstances. Their document mainly contains a list of ranked priority adaptation activities and projects as well as short profiles of each activity, designed to facilitate the development of project proposals for implementation of the NAPA. Priority sectors (or areas) addressed in the NAPAs are agriculture and food security, water resources, coastal zones, and early warning and disaster management. Once a NAPA has been submitted to the UNFCCC secretariat, the LDC Party is eligible to access funding from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), for the implementation of the NAPA. The GEF agency works closely with the country during each successive step of the LDCF cycle, and ultimately supports the country in implementing the project.
NAPsNational Adaptation Plans
The national adaptation plan (NAP) process was established under the Cancun Adaptation Framework. It enables Parties to formulate and implement NAPs as a means of identifying medium- and long-term adaptation needs, and developing and implementing strategies and programs to address those needs. It is a continuous, progressive, and iterative process, which follows a country-driven, gender-sensitive, participatory, and fully transparent approach.
The Cancun Adaptation Framework
https://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2010/cop16/eng/07a01.pdf
<UNFCCC> NAPs from developing countries submitted through UNFCCC(NAP Central).
<Others> Other relevant outputs and outcomes related to the process to formulate and implement NAPs.
TNATechnology Needs Assessment
The TNAs are a long-standing process under the UNFCCC. Since 2001, more than 80 developing countries have undertaken them to assess their technological needs and address climate change. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) secretariat identifies developing countries' NDCs and TNAs as important reference points for GCF programming. While the TNA process has multiple aims, its principle objective is to support developing countries to enhance the implementation of climate technology projects and programs. Almost all Parties conducted this process with the help of a national ministry. Most technologies for adaptation in the agricultural sector were related to crop management. Specifically, the biotechnologies, involving the development of newer drought-resistant, salient-tolerant, and short-maturing varieties, were allocated the highest priority.

Table of target sectors indicated in national adaptation plan

This table summarises the key sectors indicated in the adaptation plans of countries in the Asia-Pacific area.

Agriculture Food Marine and/or Coastal zones Energy Forestry Health Infrastructure Water Land use Fisheries Tourism Waste and Sanitation Biodiversity Industry
Cambojia
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Lao
Malaysia
Thailand
Samoa
Micornesia
Nauru
Myanmer
Niue
Singapore
Solomon Island
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Vietnam