29 June 2021

A workshop on development of a water sector adaptation plan in Armenia, in the context of climate change, took place on June 29, in the frame of UNDP-GCF Armenia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) project.

In her welcoming speech, UNDP Climate Change Program Coordinator Diana Harutyunyan, emphasized the importance of the activities implemented by the water sector adaptation plan (WSAP) working group, operating in the frame of NAP project, noting that as a result, a plan aimed at climate change adaptation, as well as climate change risk and long-term impact mitigation in the water sector will be developed and approved by the Government.

 "Today's meeting is one of the intermediate stages in the process of developing a water sector adaptation plan, during which we will share priority issues related to climate change adaptation in the water sector, which were identified in a vulnerability analysis conducted by the working group, as well as other studies carried out previously in Armenia. In addition, we will discuss with the present professionals as well as those who have joined us online, initial options for adaptation measures, as well as their appropriateness and feasibility, so that we can understand the priorities. We greatly encourage your participation in this discussion in order to make the development of a national adaptation plan more substantive and participatory. The issue of effective water resources management has always been in the center of the Government’s attention, however in the context of climate change it needs to be articulated more clearly so that we understand the challenges we need to overcome to achieve our sustainable development goals, as well as ensure water supply for the population, the industry and the agriculture sector, as the main water user," said Mrs. Harutyunyan.

Experts of the “International Office for Water”, the French company selected to carry out the mentioned tasks in the frame of the UNDP-GCF NAP project, presented strategic objectives and expected outcomes of the WSAP. Major gaps to be addressed by the WSAP and legal, financial, technical, academic, educational, institutional and governance, as well as policy aspects of selecting the required measures to overcome these gaps, were as well presented during the meeting.

Using a special program, participants of the event were also able to assess and prioritize activities presented during each topic.

Over 30 stakeholders of the field, including representatives of the Ministries of Environment, Economy, Health, international and non-governmental organizations, as well as UNDP experts attended the workshop.


Agenda of the event

Presented materials.

December 2022 Results of Armenia's National Adaptation Plan project have been summarized and presented to the stakeholders Read more
December 2022 Results of climate risks and vulnerability assessment of Yerevan City discussed in the frame of UNDP-GCF NAP project Read more
December 2022 Monitoring and evaluation framework for climate change adaptation being developed in the frame of UNDP-GCF NAP project Read more
December 2022 248 decision makers received training on integrating climate change adaptation into regional and community development strategies in the frame of UNDP-GCF NAP project Read more
December 2022 Sharing COP27 insights by the Ministry of Environment and the UN Armenia Read more
December 2011 TNC Inception Seminar and Steering Committee Meeting (20 12 2011) Read more
May 2016 Armenia’s First Biennial Update Report is submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat Read more
September 2016 De-Risking and Scaling-up Investment in Energy Efficient Building Retrofits Read more
February 2016 "Indoor lighting in schools and apartements" lessons and contest Read more
December 2015 Paris Agreement adopted Read more
De-risking and Scaling-up Investment in Energy Efficient Building Retrofits (25)
Regulatory Framework to Promote EE in EAEU Countries (27)
Climate Risk Management (6)
Fourth National Communication and Second Biennial Update Report (39)
Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings (112)
Forest Adaptation (59)
Technology Needs Assessment (1)
Mitigation Policy Support (2)
Municipal Heating (55)
Passive Solar Greenhouse (3)
Green Urban Lighting (46)
Biennial Update Report (11)
Third National Communication (52)
Armenia's National Adaptation Plan (82)
EU4Climate (43)
Projects completed before 2012 (0)
Climate Smart Solutions for Communities (1)
Armenia's Third Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC (2)
7th International Renewable and Clean Energy Conference (0)
Building Armenia’s National Transparency Framework under Paris Agreement (8)
Strengthened Community Resilience through Energy Efficiency and Low Emission Development (0)