Climate change adaptation is no longer a choice, but an urgent priority to save lives, enhance resilience, and protect human rights. However, RWI’s new research paper, drafted in partnership with SEI, shows that human rights considerations are rarely incorporated into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) that countries are developing as part of their commitment to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The few countries that do mention human rights do so nominally, and not in a way that guides any part of the NAP process.
This paper reports on the outcome of the mapping conducted on multisectoral NAPs available in English during the 2020-2021 period, and discusses entry points to ensure that human rights principles are meaningfully integrated in NAPs and can guide adaptation planning. Stay tuned for our upcoming webinar launching this report in May.
You can read the paper here.