Public Engagement on Climate Change Adaptation: A briefing for developing country National Adaptation Plan teams

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Guidance and Frameworks
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NAP Global Network

This report provides an introduction to public engagement on climate change adaptation; its primary intended audience is decision-makers involved in leading National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes (referred to in this report as “NAP teams”) in developing countries.

Section 1 presents a case for why effective public engagement on climate change matters, why countries must build a social mandate for action on climate change, what this means for public engagement on climate change adaptation, and the role that the NAP process can play.

Section 2 provides an introduction to how NAP teams can approach public engagement on adaptation by making links to the Action for Climate Empowerment agenda under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Paris Agreement to guide their efforts.

Section 3 presents key considerations for how to make public engagement inclusive and effective, including guidance on using impactful visuals based on evidence and experience from Climate Outreach’s Climate Visuals initiative.

Section 4 explores four case studies of public engagement on adaptation led by governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya, and Saint Lucia.

Section 5 summarizes the report’s conclusions and recommendations for NAP teams on approaching public engagement with climate change adaptation.

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