The Kyrgyz Republic has recognized the risks posed by climate change and has begun to take steps towards improving their adaptive capacity. The integration of climate change and disaster risk management into sustainable development planning, poverty reduction and adaptation to climate change are one of five priority areas required for building a basis of stable risk management, according to international standards. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic with support of the UNDP submitted a funding proposal for Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support for the formulation of its National Adaptation Plan. This process will be consistent with the government’s strategic vision for climate change adaptation. The project objective is to establish a national adaptation planning process that enhances vertical and horizontal climate change adaptation planning, facilitates mainstreaming of climate risks at sectoral and subnational levels, and identifies a program of priority climate change adaptation investments.
The UNDP and Green Climate Fund Readiness project on “Advancing development of a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process for medium and long-term adaptation planning and implementation in the Kyrgyz Republic ” will be implemented in partnership with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic with extensive stakeholder consultations, studies, and assessments to foster national and subnational ownership to further ensure sustainability of outcomes. The project aims to strengthen institutional and technical capacities for iterative development of a NAP and integration of climate change adaptation into national and subnational planning and budgeting processes in Kyrgyzstan. This will involve strengthening of existing frameworks and systems, enhancing capacities of key stakeholders, expanding the evidence base to effectively contribute to the adaptation planning process, and establishing a mechanism to sustain the process.
The UNDP/GCF Readiness project objective is to strengthen institutional and technical capacities for iterative development of a NAP and integration of climate change adaptation into national and subnational planning and budgeting processes in Kyrgyzstan, and the project is structured into three outcomes:
i) Outcome 1: Strengthened coordination and institutional arrangements for adaptation planning;
ii) Outcome 2: Priority sector-focused adaptation plans developed;
iii) Outcome 3: Sub-national climate change adaptation capacities strengthened.