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Work programme on loss and damage

Expert meeting on a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events

 

9 - 11 October 2012
Bridgetown, Barbados



Background
 

The SBI requested the secretariat to organize, before its thirty-seventh session, an expert meeting to address issues related to a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events, taking into consideration experience at all levels.

The expert meeting took into account the following questions in accordance with the mandate:

1. What is the full range of approaches and tools that can be used to address the risk of loss and damage, at all levels and for a broad range of sectors and ecosystems, considering both extreme weather events and slow onset events? Such approaches and tools include, inter alia, conventional, non-conventional and innovative instruments to address specific types of loss and damage in the context of this thematic area, especially those driven by the multiplying, magnifying and intensifying effects of climate change at the national, subnational and local levels. What is known about the relative cost-effectiveness of these tools?

2. What are the foundational resource requirements (e.g. budget, infrastructure, and technical capacity for implementation) in order for different strategies and tools to be effectively applied?

3. What are the lessons learned from existing efforts within both the public and private sectors, considering elements of design, limitations, challenges and best practices?

4. What are the links and synergies between risk reduction and other instruments such as risk transfer? How can comprehensive risk management portfolios or toolkits be designed?

5. How can risk management approaches be tailored to national contexts? How can
Parties and other stakeholders evaluate which tools might be most appropriate for their particular risks and circumstances?


Thematic areas of the work programme on loss and damage
 

The following broad thematic areas were considered in the implementation of the work programme on loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change:

I - Assessing the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change and current knowledge on the same

II - A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events, taking into consideration experience at all levels

III - The role of the Convention in enhancing the implementation of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change

For additional information see the SBI 34 report (paragraphs 106-116) and decision adopted by the COP at its 17th session.



Agenda, documents and logistical information
 

pdf-icon Agenda (25 kB)

pdf-icon Background paper (611 kB)

pdf-icon Information for participants (190 kB)

pdf-icon Compilation  (1087 kB) of the information sheets



Information sheets and presentations on a range of approaches to address loss and damage provided by participants of this meeting.
 

Click on the boxes below to access the information sheets by topic.


Info Sheets






Click on the boxes below to access the presentations made at the expert meeting.

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Info sheets provided by participants

A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts related to slow onset events

Info Sheet Party / Organization
pdf-icon Protect, expand and manage water resources on low lying coral atolls against slow onset of sea level rise (164 kB)                                 Strategic National Policy Unit and the Kiribati Adaptation Program, Office of the President, Kiribati


A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts at the local/subnational level

Info Sheet Party / Organization
pdf-icon Prepare I-Kiribati people for eventual relocation through targeted vocational trainings and labour mobility schemes (176 kB) Strategic National Policy Unit, Office of Te Beretitenti, Kiribati
pdf-icon Loss and damage associated with the adverse impacts of coastal erosion on housing in Kosrae, The Federated States of Micronesia (141 kB) Iris Monnereau (UNU-EHS)/ UWI-CERMES
pdf-icon Reinforcing an emergency shelter to withstand intensified wind speeds, ensuring functioning during and after a hurricane (128 kB) Sustainable Development and Environment Division,
Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology
NormanFrancis Building, Balata, Castries, Saint Lucia    
pdf-icon Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) (246 kB) Caribbean Risk Managers Ltd

A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts at the national level

Info Sheet Party / Organization
pdf-icon Cook islands emergency trust fund (134 kB) Cook Islands. Office of the Prime Minister, Climate Change Cook Islands Division
pdf-icon Adaptation to drought
Impacts of climate change on agriculture
(351 kB)
Dominican Republic
pdf-icon Environmental Protection Programme Dominican Republic (135 kB) United States (USAID/Dominican Republic)
pdf-icon Protecting lives, livlihoods and ecosystems in Jamaican communities (156 kB) United States (USAID/Jamaica)
pdf-icon Increasing resilience of water resources in Kiribati (125 kB) United States (USAID/Barbados)
pdf-icon Promoting healthy ecosystems in the Soloman Islands (124 kB) United States (USAID/Barbados)
pdf-icon ADAPT Asia-Pacific (128 kB) United States (USAID/Barbados)
pdf-icon Coastal community adaptation (C-CAP) in the Pacific (124 kB) United States (USAID/Barbados)
pdf-icon Support for Eastern Carbbean countries (136 kB) United States (USAID/Barbados)
pdf-icon Strengthening food security in the Pacific (128 kB) United States (USAID/Barbados)
pdf-icon Approaches in Grenada to address food security and agricultural issues associated with the adverse effects of climate change (210 kB) Grenada
pdf-icon Damage and Loss Assessment Framework (DALA) capacity building/Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financial Initiative (PCRAFI) (133 kB) Paula Holland, Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SPC-SOPAC)


A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts at regional/international levels

Info Sheet Party / Organization
pdf-icon Climate information services in the Pacific (124 kB) United States (USAID/Barbados)  
pdf-icon Risk Insurance through the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) (185 kB) Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Government of Trinidad and Tobago
pdf-icon Climate Risk Adaptation Insurance in the Caribbean (126 kB) Munich Climate Insurance Initiatice (MCII)
pdf-icon Reducing risk and loss and damage from extreme events and examination of loss and damage resulting from slow onset events to identify strategies, options, international mechanisms and programmes, to increase resilience and reduce the vulnerability of SIDS (152 kB) UNDP Barbados
pdf-icon Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financial Initiative (PCRAFI) (169 kB) Samantha Cook, Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SPC SOPAC) 
pdf-icon Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) (126 kB) Caribbean Risk Managers (Facility Supervisor of CCRIF)
pdf-icon Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) economics of climate adaptation study (120 kB) Caribbean Risk Managers (Facility Supervisor of CCRIF)
pdf-icon Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) Excess Rainfall Product (507 kB) Caribbean Risk Managers Limited(Facility Supervisors of CCRIF)
pdf-icon Regional Framework. Embedding risk assessment into decision-making and management systems across the region in finance and planning (154 kB) Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)
pdf-icon Enhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the Caribbean (ERC) (156 kB) Shawn Boyce (CIMH)

pdf-icon Harmonisation of work associated with disaster manangement - The G-Tool (167 kB)

pdf-icon Supporting publication: The Guidance Tool: A manual for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into the CDM country work programme (1914 kB)

CDEMA Coordinating Unit

pdf-icon Climate Smart Community Disaster Management (CSCDM) Programme (134 kB)

pdf-icon Supporting publication: Climate Smart Community Disaster Management Programme (1027 kB)

CDEMA Coordinating Unit

 


Presentations

Session 1 – Framing the discussion on loss and damage

Presenter and Party/Organization Presentation
Ms. Miwa Kato, UNFCCC pdf-icon Objectives and scope of the meeting (192 kB)
Mr. Sönke Kreft, United Nations University pdf-icon Overview of a range of approaches to address loss and damage currently in practice in the region: Key findings from the background paper (1066 kB)
Ms. Malia Talakai, Nauru pdf-icon AOSIS views on loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change (134 kB)


Session 2 – A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts related to slow onset events

Presenter and Organization Presentation
Dr. Murray C. Simpson, CARIBSAVE pdf-icon Overview of the issues relevant to impacts associated with slow onset events for the small island developing States (1126 kB)
Ms. Marianne Karlsen, Norway pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 1: Sea level rise, also including related salinization, coastal erosion and inundation (469 kB)
Ms. Katarina Veem, Stockholm International Water Institute pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 2: Increasing temperatures, land and forest degradation, loss of biodiversity and desertification, including their impacts on food security (51 kB)
Mr. Richard Merzian, Australia pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 3: Ocean acidification and related impacts (1598 kB)

 

Session 3 – A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the local and national levels

Presenter and Organization  Presentation
Mr. Espen Ronneberg, SPREP

pdf-icon Good practices in local-level approaches
(612 kB)
pdf-icon Paper: current approaches to adaptation and requirements for implementing loss and damage measures in the Pacific Island Region (117 kB)

Ms. Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, UNDP Barbados and the OECS pdf-icon Good practices in national-level approaches (166 kB)
Ms. Cristina Rosales Climent, Corporación OSSO pdf-icon Revealing the interaction between Society and Nature. DesInventar, disaster inventories for damage and loss assessment (412 kB)
Ms. Diann Black-Lane, Antigua and Barbuda  pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 1 (81 kB)
Mr. Ron Goodridge, Barbados  pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 2 (51 kB)
Ms. Linda Siegele, Cook Islands  pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 3 (63 kB)

 

Session 4 – A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the regional and international levels

 Presenter and Organization  Presentation
Ms. Sharon Lindo, CCCCC pdf-icon Good practices in regional/transboundary approaches (1594 kB)
Ms. Samantha Cook, SOPAC pdf-icon PCRAFI; Disaster risk assessment tools and applications (4410 kB)
Mr. Simon Young, CCRIF pdf-icon A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the micro level: Experiences and lessons learned from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) (585 kB)
Mr. Victor Cardenas, GlobalAgRisk pdf-icon Trans-boundary approaches for risk management: Catastrophe Risk financing for development (190 kB)
Ms. Sobiah Becker, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 1: A range of approaches at regional and international levels for Caribbean SIDS (173 kB)
Mr. Ewan Cameron, Cook Islands pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 2: A range of approaches at regional and international levels for Pacific SIDS (84 kB)
Mr. Soenke Kreft, United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) pdf-icon Report back from breakout group 3: A range of approaches at regional and international levels for African and Indian Ocean SIDS (78 kB)

 

Session 5 – Links and synergies between approaches, regional priorities and key messages

 Presenter and Organization  Presentation
Ms. Elizabeth Strange, ICF International and Mr Derek Pieper, United Nations Development Programme pdf-icon Rapporteurs report on the main discussion points from previous sessions (365 kB)
Dawn Pierre-Nathoniel, Saint Lucia pdf-icon Closing intervention (12 kB)
Tebao Awerika, Kiribati pdf-icon Closing intervention (23 kB)
Relevant previous workshops and expert meetings
Regional expert meetings under Thematic area II of the work programme on loss and damage:
Expert meeting under Thematic area I of the work programme on loss and damage. Tokyo, Japan, 26-28 March 2012

Workshop to identify challenges and gaps in the implementation of risk management approaches to the adverse effects of climate change. Peru, 10-12 October 2011

Workshop on integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and DRR strategies into national policies and programmes.
Cuba, 10-12 March 2009

In-session workshop on risk management and risk reduction strategies.
Poland, COP 14

Workshop on climate related risks and extreme events under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Egypt, 18-20 June 2007

Workshop on insurance and risk assessment in the context of climate change and extreme weather events. 12-13 May 2003

 
Relevant UNFCCC resources

Cancun Adaptation Framework

Work area on climate-related risks and extreme events under the Nairobi work programme

Technical papers:

  • Mechanisms to manage financial risks from direct impacts of climate change in developing countries.
  • Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and strategies for DRR into national policies and programmes.
  • Physical and socio-economic trends in climate-related risks and extreme events, and their implications for sustainable development
 
External links

pdf-icon Paper (1135 kB) prepared in the context of the "Loss and damage in vulnerable countries initiative".

Third World Network briefing papers on loss and damage:

 

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