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UNFCCC expert meeting on adaptation for small island developing States (SIDS)


Part I for Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean SIDS
5 to 7 February 2007, Kingston, Jamaica

Presentations

Session 1: Introduction and Background

Recent developments on adaptation under the UNFCCC

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Kishan Kumarsingh

Chair of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)

(PDF) The Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change (NWP)

Ms. Annett Möhner

UNFCCC Secretariat

(PDF) Other recent developments on adaptation under the UNFCCC

Objectives and Background 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Festus Luboyera

UNFCCC Secretariat

(PDF) Decision 1/CP.10 and the objectives of the expert meeting 

Mr. Clifford Mahlung, on behalf of Mr. Graham Sem 

Jamaica

(PDF) Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in SIDS 

Session 2: Integrated vulnerability and adaptation assessments

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Arthur Rolle

Bahamas (PDF) Integrated vulnerability and adaptation assessments 

Mr. Abel Centella Artola

Cuba (PDF) Impacts and vulnerability studies in Cuba 

Mr. Kam-biu Liu

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

(PDF) Hurricane risk and societal vulnerability in the Caribbean region 

Session 3: Adaptation planning and implementation

Adaptation planning and implementation

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Edmund Jackson

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

(PDF) Adaptation planning and implementation 

Mr. Oliver Hillel

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

(PDF) Biodiversity and climate change adaptation in tourism 

Ms. Ana Treasure 

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

(PDF) Climate variability: Health effects 

Community-based adaptation approaches 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Earl Green

CARICOM Climate Change Center (CCCCC)

(PDF) Community-based adaptation approaches   

Mr. Espen Ronneberg

Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Community-based adaptation in the Pacific ((PDF) Presentation ) ((PDF) Paper )

Support for adaptation in the context of sustainable development 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Ms. Charmaine Gomes

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

(PDF) Support for adaptation to climate change in SIDS 

Mr. Rawleston Moore, on behalf of Ms. Bonizella Biagini

GEF

(PDF) GEF support to adaptation 
Mr. David Smith UNDP (PDF) UNDP climate change adaptation strategy 
Ms. Seraphine Haeussling World Bank (PDF) Adaptation to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean 

Linkages with the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Espen Ronneberg

Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

(PDF) Linkages with the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation 
Mr. Festus Luboyera UNFCCC Secretariat (PDF) Current agenda items under the UNFCCC   

Session 4: Risk management and risk reduction

Risk management and risk reduction

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Leo Brewster  

Barbados

(PDF) Coastal Erosion Risk Mitigation Strategies applied in a SIDS: The Barbados Model 

Mr. Carlos Fuller

Belize

(PDF) Warning system in the Caribbean 
Ms. Nicole Alleyne Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) (PDF) Climate change and disaster risk management and reduction
Ms. Patricia Ramirez UN-ISDR (PDF) Adapting to climate change and reducing disaster risk  

Roundtable on Insurance

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Nick Silver

United Kingdom

(PDF) Climate change, SIDS and insurance 

Ms. MJ Mace

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD)

 (PDF) Insurance mechanisms for SIDS to address the impacts of climate change   
Mr. Al Binger and Ms. Christine Duncan Jamaica (PDF) Insurance coverage in Caribbean SIDS and implications for adaptation to climate change 

Session 5: Regional collaboration

Roundtable on regional SIDS collaboration

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Michael Taylor

Jamaica (PDF) Lessons from the PRECIS Caribbean Climate Change Project

Mr. Emil Cherrington

Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) (PDF) The role of data and information infrastructures in supporting climate change adaptation in Latin America and the Caribbean 
Mr. Espen Ronneberg  

Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

(PDF) Adaptation activities in the Pacific region 
Ms. Kakuko Nagatani UNEP/ROLAC (PDF) Regional collaboration

Roundtable on North-South collaboration

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Ms. Pascale Babillot 

France (PDF) France’s support to North-South collaboration for adaptation to climate change 

Mr. Adrian Butt

United Kingdom (PDF) North-South collaboration on climate change adaptation 
Mr. John Furlow  United States of America (PDF) Collaboration and capacity-building