National Adaptation Programme of Action For Timor-Leste

Project background

Timor-Leste is highly vulnerable to natural disasters with potential tsunamis and other weather anomalies associated with droughts, floods, landslides and erosion resulting from the combination of heavy monsoon rain, steep topography and widespread deforestation. 

Project activities

The objective of this project is to assist the GoTL to develop a National Adaptation Programme of Action to those weather anomalies in Timor-Leste and to sustain the ecological functions while contributing directly to the environment, economic and social well-being of the country

Project results

  • To set up an institutional structure for the preparation of the NAPA document 
  • To conduct participatory assessment of vulnerability to current climate variability 
  • To identify key climate change adaptation measures and develop proposals for priority activities to address the adverse effects of climate change 
  • To prepare the NAP A document in the format established by the COP 
  • To have the NAPA document endorsed by the Council of Ministers and the National Parliament. 
  • To disseminate the final NAPA document to the public



Project start date:

January 2008

Estimated end date:

December 2010

Focus area:

Project office:

UNDP in Timor-Leste

Implementing partner:

United Nations Development Programme

Funding Support by

Donor name

  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2012 $0

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