Beating the climate crisis is dependent on solidary collaboration

Last week the less developed countries met in preperation for COP27 in November. They were meeting in the 2022 National Adaptation Plan Expo. A week-long conference focusing on how they best adapt to climate changes – through collaborative measures, but also through knowledge and technological advancing.

Climate issues affects all of us. However, it is known that some of the countries who are or will soon be the most affected, are also some of the least developed countries in the world.

NAP’s or National Adaptation Plans are an important tool for making clever policies on dealing with the consequences of the climate crisis. Looking towards COP27 the NAP Expo gives less developed countries an opportunity to participate on more equal terms in the debates of how to live up to the Paris agreement.

In Denmark we have a responsibility to be a part of creating solutions for the global climate issues, particularly in consideration of the less developed countries who often are more vulnerable to climate changes

Bente Sorgenfrey, Vice President, FH

“In Denmark we have a responsibility to be a part of creating solutions for the global climate issues, particularly in consideration of the less developed countries who often are more vulnerable to climate changes” – Bente Sorgenfrey, Vice President, FH

It is a core value in FH, that we need to raise countries from the bottom-up. Making national plans for adapting to climate issues is necessary, as such plans respect each country’s unique agriculture, biodiversity and environment.

But many less developed countries don’t have enough knowledge and data to adapt and fight climate changes by themselves. Climate issues are global, and no matter what, we won’t beat the crisis without collaborating in solidarity on the best solutions together.

Positive climate development gives inspiration

The NAP Expo is a perfect place for less developed countries to share experiences and encourage each other. In FH we believe that sharing good examples of positive climate development gives inspiration and courage for other countries to develop their own climate strategies as well.

But planning and sharing experiences cannot stand alone. We hope this year’s NAP expo have given even more knowledge for the participants to also develop implementation strategies so we will beat the climate crisis together!

This fall the battle against the climate crisis is a core theme in every international institution. The UN is supporting the NAP Expo, preparing for African Climate Week and for COP27.

Focus on Just Transition of the labour market

The EU is preparing negotiations on Fit for 55 and new policies on asbestos as well as searching for solutions to leave the oil and gas industry for a greener energy. Trade unions all over the world are also focusing on Just Transitions of the labor market.

In FH we believe that continuing education of the workforce and participating in collaborations to share knowledge and experiences on advancing green technology is in the core of beating the climate crisis.

The industry, along with our general way of living, is what hurt the climate to begin with – to invest in greener technology and greener education for workers, is to fight the crisis without leaving anyone behind.

What is the NAP Expo?

The NAP Expo is a recurring outreach event organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) and supported by the UN. The event has been organized every year since 2014, with the exemption of a gap between 2019 and this year due to the Covid Pandemic.

The event offers a place for participants to learn more about National Adaptation Plans (NAP’s), as well as networking and share their experiences with one another.

This year the Expo focuses on the theme “Transformations to adapt”. Participants have thus experienced workshops, expert speeches and panel debates on topics such as: transformations in the framing of adaptation planning, climate risk analysis and management, implementing adaptation actions, tracking and measuring the impact and outcomes of adaptation as well as finance, technology and capacity-building support for adaptation.