Ready or Not: Assessing National Institutional Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation

Report / Paper

Ready or Not: Assessing National Institutional Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation

PUBLISHED DATE

April 2012

RESOURCE

This report introduces the National Adaptive Capacity (NAC) framework, a tool to help governments bring institutional capacity development into their adaptation planning processes. The NAC framework enables its users to systematically assess institutional strengths and weaknesses that may help or hinder adaptation. National adaptation plans may then be better designed to make best use of strengths or remedy weaknesses. The report describes three pilot assessments conducted using the NAC framework in Bolivia, Ireland, and Nepal.