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Since the signing of the Paris agreement in 2015, there has been a greater demand for Latin American countries to increase their capacities to plan, implement and report adaptation actions aimed at reducing vulnerability and risk in the face of the negative effects of climate change. This increased demand represents a major challenge in the region, for which the exchange of knowledge and the transfer of technologies between peers become key aspects.

The NAPS community of practice was created in 2016 with the objective of responding to this demand by establishing an online space where countries in the region can access resources and exchange experiences around the National Adaptation Plans processes.

The objective of the NAPS community of practice is to provide support to Latin American countries in the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans, within the framework of the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), established jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The NAPS community of practice aims to contribute to the work of public officials from governments involved in the National Adaptation Plans processes, and specialists from national and international cooperation organizations, as well as to the work of individuals from the academic, private and civil sectors who provide support in the design and implementation of national and regional adaptation actions.

Finally, the NAPS community of practice is implemented by the UN Environment Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean through the REGATTA initiative, funded by the Government of Spain through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), and with the support of Practical Action.

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