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11th Focal Point Forum of the Nairobi Work Programme:
Human Settlements and Adaptation
 
Bonn, Germany 
 8th November, 2017
18:30-21:00 in the Bula zone
 

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The 11th Focal Point Forum of the Nairobi work programme (NWP) will be held under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA in conjunction with the 47th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 47) in Bonn, Germany.

Focus of the 11th Focal Point Forum

The 11th Focal Point Forum will focus on the topic of human settlements and adaptation, in accordance with the outcomes of pdf-icon SBSTA 44 (cf. paragraph 15b of the SBSTA 44 report). The Focal Point Forum will be informed by submissions contributed by Parties, NWP partner organizations and other relevant organizations, on the following topics:

  • Assessing sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change;
  • Integrating both short-term and long-term climate considerations (including both extreme and slow onset events) into planning;
  • The role of national governments in supporting adaptation at the local level;
  • City-to-city partnerships on climate change adaptation;
  • Cross-cutting issues and linkages to the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs).

The 11th Focal Point Forum will provide an interactive space for information-sharing and the informal exchange of views among NWP partner organizations, Parties and other relevant organizations, as well as facilitate collaboration and partnerships among NWP partner organizations, Parties and other relevant organizations. Such partnerships contribute to translating the key findings and gaps identified into concrete adaptation actions.

The 11th Focal Point Forum will be structured as follows:

18:30 - 18:35
Introductory remarks by the Chair of the SBSTA
18:35 - 18:50
Keynote address
18:50 - 19:05
UNFCCC secretariat's presentation of the key findings of the submissions
19:05 - 19:25
Q/A sessions
19:25 - 20:25
Focus group discussions around the main topics of the submissions:
  • Assessing sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change;
  • Integrating both short-term and long-term climate considerations (including both extreme and slow onset events) into planning;
  • The role of national governments in supporting adaptation at the local level, including linkages to the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs);
  • City-to-city partnerships on climate change adaptation.
20:25 - 20:45
Reporting on the outcomes of the focus group discussions
20:45 - 21:00
Concluding remarks

If you plan on participating in SBSTA 47 and are interested to register for the 11th Focal Point Forum, please click here.

 
Submissions 
 

The deadline of the call for submissions is 20 September 2017.


Submissions are preferably concise documents gathering information on recent activities and research, which can include good practices, lessons learned, as well as available tools and methods. For each topic addressed in the submission, Parties and organizations are invited to provide the following information:

  • Description of relevant activities;
  • Key results;
  • Description of lessons learned and good practices;
  • Description of key challenges;
  • Planned next steps (as appropriate)
  • Relevant hyperlinks for further information.

For more information, please download the following submission template in English, Spanish or French.

Parties are invited to submit information online while organizations (e.g. universities, research centres, non-governmental organizations, private companies and local governments) should send their submissions as one Word document to secretariat@unfccc.int and nwp@unfccc.int.

To access submissions contributed by Parties, click here

To access submissions contributed by NWP partners and relevant organizations, click here.

The key findings of the submissions, including good practices and lessons learned, as well as the outcomes of the Focal Point Forum discussion, will be captured in a synthesis report. This synthesis report will be considered by Parties at SBSTA 48 (May 2018).

 
Useful links

Information on activities on human settlements and adaptation under the NWP: Here

Summary report on initiatives in the area of human settlements and adaptation: Here

Information on past Focal Point Forums: Here