Risk-based national adaptation plan (Risk NAP)
As of: July 2019
Objective and activities
The project aims to support Thailand in developing and implementing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP). Firstly, future climate risks and the associated economic and business costs will be quantified and then evaluated with reference to the co-benefits of various adaptation scenarios. This information will be drawn on to develop an NAP and a monitoring and evaluation system. Using a manual on risk-based management strategies in urban planning, the project will help draft municipal adaptation plans and targeted adaptation measures in pilot cities. Support will be provided for establishing a corresponding financing mechanism.
State of implementation/results
- The project supports the strategic orientation of the NAP as well as the integration of climate adaptation into planning processes in the health, tourism and urban planning sectors and into sub-national development planning in four pilot regions. The NAP was adopted by the NCCC in October 2018. It contains six prioirity areas of action: Urban planning and development, sustainable watermanagement and disaster risk management and Adaptation in the sectorsAgrculture, Health, Tourism and Natural Ressource Management.
- To support the NAP review process, the project has conducted a number of training activities and workshops, particularly in the health, tourism and urban planning sectors. The interrelationships between the impacts of climate change and development in the sectors were highlighted, international experiences on approaches to solutions were brought in and priority measures for further support until the end of the project were identified.
- In the field of settlement planning, ONEP cooperates closely with the Thai spatial planning authority, among other things to strengthen the cross-sectoral dialogue on resilient urban development. In order to communicate the central concepts, analysis methods and planning instruments for climate-friendly spatial and urban planning, on the one hand the project builds on knowledge and experience gained in Germany and, on the other hand, strives to strengthen local research institutes in order to anchor the knowledge gained.
- In 2017 project officers of the project participated at the Seminar "New Urban Agenda" as part of the World Town Planning Day in Bangkok and at the Targetted Topic Forum of the NAP GLobal Network on "Financing NAP Processes", which took place in Mexico City.
- In MAy 2019 the project organized a learning and exchange tour of a deglegation from Thailand to Germany with visits to Berlin, Francfort, Coblenz, Heidelberg and Stuttgart.-- In cooperation with ONEP and DPT the project has developed training material on climate resilient urban planning. In cooperation with the Urban Development Training Institute (UDTI) these trainingsmaterials were incorporated in respective training modules of existing trainings for urban planners at provincial level. In March 2019 these measures were tested for the first time with urban planners from 39 provinces, who at the time being were involved in the municipal development planning process at district level.