Adaptation initiatives need to assess how they will affect natural systems and people, and decisions and priorities are needed. This course introduces the appraisal and prioritization tools used in the adaptation options appraisal process.

  • Adaptation
  • Climate Change


0.45 hours


This tutorial introduces the concept of prioritizing adaptation options during adaptation planning and implementation, as well as the process of appraisal and prioritization and some tools that are used in the adaptation options appraisal process once adaptation options have been selected for consideration.

Who should take this course

  • Policy-makers and experts interested in increasing their knowledge on the appraisal and prioritization phase of adaptation planning.
  • The engaged public and practitioners interested in having a basic understanding the tools and methods used in appraisal and prioritization of adaptation options.
  • Policy-makers and experts attending the NAP-GSP face-to-face regional training on “Appraisal and prioritization of adaptation options”.

Completion Requirements

This course does not have a learning assessment therefore no certificate of completion will be issued.


This tutorial was developed by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as part of the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP).  It is part of the support to the NAP Toolkit to the face-to-face training package.  The NAP-GSP is a joint programme, implemented by UNDP and UN Environment, in collaboration with other UN Agencies to assist countries with their NAP processes.  The programme is funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).