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


Background
 

Activities in the area of climate related risks and extreme events under the Nairobi work programme are undertaken in line with the objective in the annex to decision 2/CP.11 to advance sub-theme a (iv), “Promoting understanding of impacts of, and vulnerability to, climate change, current and future climate variability and extreme events, and the implications for sustainable development”.

The SBSTA requested the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, to organize a workshop with the participation of Parties, experts and relevant organizations and institutions on the following issues

  1. Experience with assessment and management of current and future climate-related risks and impacts, including those related to   extreme events and in specific sectors;
  2. Ability, gaps, needs, opportunities, barriers and constraints to predicting climate variability, impacts and extreme events across regions and hazards;
  3. Contribution of traditional knowledge to understanding and managing climate-related risks;
  4. Implications for sustainable development in relation to 1 to 3 above;
  5. Promoting understanding of impacts of, and vulnerability to, climate change.

(PDF) Background paper "Assessing, predicting and managing current and future climate variability and extreme events, and implications for sustainable development"



Report and agenda  
 

Report on the workshop on climate-related risks and extreme events

(PDF) Agenda 



Presentations
 

Background

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Ms. Olga Pilifosova UNFCCC secretariat The (PDF) Nairobi work programme (86 kB) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
Ms. Annett Möhner  UNFCCC secretariat (PDF) Background paper and structure of the workshop (517 kB)

Implications for Sustainable Developement

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Glenn Dolcemascolo UNEP On addressing assessment, prediction and management of climate-related risks and extreme events in (PDF) coastal zones (99 kB)
Ms. Rebecca McNaught Red Cross/Red Crescent Centre on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction On addressing assessment, prediction and management of climate-related risks and extreme events in the (PDF) health sector (2306 kB)
Mr. Khaled Abuzeid Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe On addressing assessment, prediction and management of climate-related risks and extreme events in the water sector
Relevant programmes, activities and views on the issues relating to climate related risks and extreme events. Submissions from Parties 

Submissions from Argentina, Australia, EU, India, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Uzbekistan (PDF) MISC.4

Submission from the USA (PDF) MISC.4/Add.1

Submission from AOSIS (PDF) MISC.4/Add.2

 
Relevant programmes, activities and views on the issues relating to climate related risks and extreme events. Submissions from organizations 
Submissions from FAO, ISDR, WMO, IFRC, OECD, CARE Canada, Practical Action, German Committee for Disaster Reduction, Global Fire Monitoring Center (PDF) MISC.5