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UNFCCC Designates Legarda as 1 of 2 Adaptation Champions

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Senator Loren Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, and Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, were designated as National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Champions by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They were presented to international press during the side event “Championing NAPs – Advancing National Adaptation Plans” at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. The designation of Legarda and ‘Utoikamanu as NAP Champions is the first in the process of UNFCCC, signifying the urgent need to promote the importance of resilience and facilitate linkages with external contexts to climate change adaptation.

 

 

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Senator Loren Legarda (center), UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, and Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu (4th from left), Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, were designated asNational Adaptation Plan (NAP) Champions by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

 

With them are [L-R] Mr. Youssef Nassef, Director of the Adaptation Programme of the UNFCCC; Ms. Beth Lavender of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and member of the Least Developed Countries Experts Group (LEG); and Mr. Ali Shareef of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee.

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