The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process provides an opportunity to undertake adaptation planning in Chad in a way that responds dynamically and coherently to the country’s medium- and long-term needs, including identifying and addressing key challenges to effective adaptation. The objectives of the NAP process as defined by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as part of the Cancun Adaptation Framework are:
- to reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change by building adaptive capacity and resilience
- to facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation, in a coherent manner, into relevant new and existing policies, programmes and activities, in particular development planning processes and strategies, within all relevant sectors and at different levels, as appropriate
The NAP process aligns with the “Vision 2030: the Chad we want”, one of the priorities of which is to improve living conditions and reduce social inequalities while preserving natural resources and adapting to climate change. The NAP can also be a tool to better operationalize the integration of climate change, and adaptation in particular, into national development plans.