This document serves as Timor-Leste‘s first National Adaptation Plan (NAP); and is being submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The overall vision of the NAP for Timor-Leste is ―to build a climate resilient development trajectory for the country and its people”. It is aligned with other policies and strategies relevant to Timor-Leste‘s adaptation response to climate change. The NAP also establishes clear linkages with the Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030.
The NAP process has two main objectives:
- To reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity and resilience; and
- 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 (UNFCCC decision 5/CP.17, paragraph 1).