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The Nicaraguan Alliance on Climate Change (ANACC) is a joined platform for non-profit organizations, academia, social movements, trade unions, etc.

The organisation began its advocacy work in 2009 guided by its governing document: For life and gratitude to Mother Earth!”.

ANACC has been a Southern Voices partner since May 2014.

ANACC’s work on climate change

ANACC is focusing its work on the national, regional and international climate change processes and the organisation is operating through regional platforms such as SUSWATCH.

ANACC currently consists of over 40 civil society organizations. These primarily work on the local level with community development with an emphasis on climate change adaptation – this especially through participatory processes.

Advocacy and the Joint Principles for Adaptation                         

ANACC promotes the adoption of the Nicaraguan Law on Climate Change as well as the elaboration of the National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change. In 2016, ANACC developed a new strategy for policy influecing and capacity development with support from the second phase of the Southern Voices on Adaptation program.  

On a regional level, ANACC promotes the JPA in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. In Honduras, ANACC is currently supporting in the review of the regulation rules of the national Climate Change law. The JPA has also been promoted in other projects in Honduras, and has on a national level been more widely accepted as a key tool in climate change adaptation. 

ANACC works with the Joint Principles for Adaptation (JPA) with a main focus on principle A, D, E, and G. These principles are considered to be the most important in ANACC’s advocacy, dialogue and capacity building processes – both at the local and national level.

Some of the JPA principles are also used by ANACC’s member organisations to engage stakeholders at the local level – in communities and municipalities.

Key principles in ANACC's work  
Principle A     The formulation, implementation and monitoring is participatory and inclusive 
Principle D  Local adaptation plans are developed through approaches that build the resilience of communities and ecosystems
Principle E     The resilience of groups who are most vulnerable to climate change is promoted
Principle G  Plans and policies respond to evidence of the current and future manifestations and impacts of climate change

Key achievements from advocacy work

ANACC has presented the JPA to the Environment Committee, that is part of Nicaragua’s National Assembly, and the committee, has recognized the JPA as a useful tool to strengthen national instruments – like the Law on Climate Change.

The JPA has been accepted as a tool that can facilitate social auditing among ANACC’s member organisations.

ANACC, through Centro Humboldt, are promoting the JPA at the national and regional level. 


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