National Climate Adaptation Plans:
How does Ethiopia plan to protect its communities from climate change?
The UNDP has limited resources to mitigate the effects of climate change, and lots of worthy projects to choose from.
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This real-life case takes place in August 2015 in Ethiopia. Kidane Asefa, the chairman of the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) and focal point for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Ethiopia, is faced with the challenge of selecting and prioritizing proposed climate adaptation projects. Though the NAPA committee has already identified the most promising projects for consideration, Mr. Asefa is now responsible for weighing the relative costs and benefits of each plan and deciding how to best allocate Ethiopia’s limited financial, technical and administrative resources. The analytical techniques Mr. Asefa chooses to employ, and ultimately the projects he selects, will guide how his country addresses and adapts to the critical challenge of climate change.