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Expert meeting on promoting livelihoods and economic diversification

 
The meeting took place in Bonn, Germany on 7 and 8 September 2015
Venue: UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, Room LEU 1916


 


Introduction
 

In its three‐year workplan, the Adaptation Committee (AC) agreed to convene, in the third quarter of 2015, an expert meeting, led by members of the AC, on promoting livelihoods and economic diversification to build resilience in the context of planning, prioritizing and implementing adaptation.

In response to the recommendation by the AC, the SBSTA concluded that the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA and in collaboration with relevant Nairobi work programme (NWP) partner organizations, should support the workshop, building on relevant work undertaken under the NWP on this matter.

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Session 1 - Introduction

This session will set the scene for the expert meeting by providing an overview of:

  • The role and work of the Adaptation Committee (AC), the scope of the expert meeting, and how it relates to the UNFCCC;
  • The objective, structure and expected outcomes of the two-day expert meeting, acknowledging the inputs provided by partners of the Nairobi work programme, the expert participants and the AC members;
  • The current state of play on livelihoods and economic diversification to build resilience in the context of planning, prioritizing and implementing adaptation.

The objective of the session is to:

  • Develop a common understanding on the objective of the meeting; the topics under discussion, i.e. livelihoods and economic diversification and adaptation; and on the relationship of the meeting with the work of the AC.

 

pdf-icon Setting the scene: meeting inputs, objective, structure and expected outcomes (141 kB) (Ms. Le-Yin Zhang, Facilitator)

Session 2 - Economic diversification at the regional and national levels

This session focusses on economic diversification at the regional and national levels, looking at macroeconomic policies and instruments.

 

The objectives of this session are to:

  • Identify regional and national trends and key drivers of economic diversification;
  • Understand the role that macroeconomic policy can play in economic diversification;
  • Identify characteristics and successes in incentivizing and economic diversification;
  • Appreciate the relationship between economic diversification and resilience

 

pdf-icon Economic diversification: Building resilience to climate change (1374 kB) (IMF, Ms. Sarwat Jahan)

Reporting back from break-out groups

pdf-icon Group Red (105 kB)  - Facilitator: Ms. Diana Madson / Rapporteur: Mr. David Kaluba

pdf-icon Group Green (111 kB)  - Facilitator: Ms. Anna Colom / Rapporteur: Ms. Srilata Kammila
pdf-icon Group Yellow (110 kB)  - Facilitator: Ms. Vositha Wijenayake / Rapporteur: Mr. Max Buege
pdf-icon Group Blue (107 kB)  - Facilitator: Mr. Julio Garcia / Rapporteur: Ms. Masroora Haque
Session 3 - Livelihoods diversification at household and community levels

This session focusses on promoting livelihoods diversification at the household and community levels through a range of approaches, measures and tools.

 

The objectives of this session are to:

  • Identify household and community level trends and key drivers of livelihood diversification;
  • Understand the role that different approaches, measures and tools can play in livelihood diversification;
  • Identify characteristics and successes in incentivizing and livelihood diversification;
  • Appreciate the relationship between livelihood diversification, resilience and economic diversification.

 

pdf-icon Climate change adaptation in Bhutan (473 kB) (Tarayana Foundation, Bhutan - Ms. Roseleen Gurung)

Reporting back from break-out groups
pdf-icon Group 1 (114 kB) - Facilitator: Ms. Vositha Wijenayake / Rapporteur: Mr. Max Buege
pdf-icon Group 2 (107 kB) - Facilitator: Ms. Anna Colom / Rapporteur: Ms. Srilata Kammila
pdf-icon Group 3 (108 kB) - Facilitator: Mr. Julio Garcia / Rapporteur: Ms. Masroora Haque
pdf-icon Group 4 (104 kB) - Facilitator: Ms. Diana Madson / Rapporteur: Mr. David Kaluba
Session 4 - Livelihoods and economic diversification to build resilience in the context of planning, prioritizing and implementing climate change adaptation

This session addresses how livelihoods and economic diversification can contribute to building resilience either as serving as an input to adaptation planning or as becoming and identified measure as a result of a national adaptation planning process. The session also looks at how best to strengthen the linkages between livelihoods and economic diversification, including the processes and tools that can effectively integrate efforts, in the context of planning, prioritizing and implementing adaptation, in particular in the national adaptation plan (NAP) process.

 

The objectives of this session are to:

  • Identify successful processes and tools and lessons learned to promote diversification in adaptation planning, policy and action, particularly in developing countries;
  • Understand the barriers, constraints and limitations in promoting livelihood and economic diversification in adaptation efforts in general and in the NAPs process in particular;
  • Identify the key issues to be addressed in NAPs in order to promote livelihoods and economic diversification for the purpose of greater resilience.

 

pdf-icon Presentation on linkages livelihoods and economic diversification to build resilience in the context of planning, prioritizing and implementing climate change adaptation (4388 kB) (World Bank - Ms. Kanta Kumari) 

 

pdf-icon Presentation on national adaptation plans (420 kB) (LEG - Mr. Batu Uprety)

Reporting back from break-out groups
pdf-icon Group A (125 kB) - Facilitator: Ms. Vositha Wijenayake / Rapporteur: Mr. Max Buege
pdf-icon Group B (107 kB) - Facilitator: Ms. Anna Colom / Rapporteur: Ms. Srilata Kammila
pdf-icon Group C (107 kB) - Facilitator: Mr. Julio Garcia / Rapporteur: Ms. Masroora Haque

pdf-icon Group D (106 kB) - Facilitator: Ms. Diana Madson / Rapporteur: Mr. David Kaluba

Session 5 - Conclusions and recommendations

REPORT
pdf-icon Final report
 
Organization of work

pdf-icon Agenda (349 kB)
as of 7 September 2015

 
Background information

pdf-icon Scoping paper for an expert meeting on promoting livelihoods and economic diversification

Short case studies of relevant initiatives on livelihoods and economic diversification in the context of adaptation to climate change

Additional resources from expert participants