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UNFCCC workshop on adaptation planning and practices under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
 

Rome, Italy
10-12 September 2007



Introduction and overview
 

The SBSTA requested the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, to organize, before its twenty-seventh session, a workshop with the participation of Parties, relevant organizations, business, civil society, decision makers and other stakeholders, to exchange information and views on existing adaptation practices, experiences, needs, gaps, opportunities, barriers and constraints, and on the contribution of traditional knowledge to the work on adaptation planning and practices taking into account the submissions from Parties and relevant organizations on this subject.

The workshop took place from 10 to 12 September 2007 in Rome, Italy. It was held in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  The workshop enabled around 150 experts representing developed and developing countries, along with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, to share their experience in adaptation planning and practices in the areas of agriculture and food security, water resources, coastal zones and health and on how to integrate and coordinate adaptation across different sectors and at different levels to contribute to the overall efforts to achieve sustainable development.  Discussions were held in plenary, breakout groups and in a poster session.

Participants identified gaps and needs which currently inhibit adaptation planning and implementation, and shared good practices for practitioners and decision-makers which can be replicated in a wide range sectors to enable countries and communities to better plan for and design adaptation to climate change.  Participants discussed how to take forward recommendations aimed at enhancing adaptation planning and practices. Many organizations outlined how they will pick up some of the recommendations - be it relating to tailoring data, methods and information for users, developing guidebooks on “how to” plan and implement adaptation, or supporting the development of legal and institutional frameworks to promote collaboration and integration across sectors and at different levels.



Agenda and report

 

pdf-icon Agenda (137 kB)

Report on the workshop on adaptation planning and practices

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) coverage of the workshop



Background documentation

 

(PDF) Decision 2/CP.11   
Five-year programme of work of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

(PDF) SBSTA 25 conclusions
Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

Submissions on adaptation planning and practices made by Parties and relevant organizations

Searchable database of the information contained in submissions on adaptation planning and practices

Synthesis of information and views on adaptation planning and practices submitted by Parties and relevant organizations

Synthesis report of the outputs of the work of the LEG, CGE and EGTT, relevant to adaptation planning and practices

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



Presentations

 

Introduction, scope and orientation

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Roberto Acosta UNFCCC secretariat (PDF)Recent, ongoing and expected developments on adaptation under the UNFCCC
Ms. Olga Pilifosova UNFCCC secretariat (PDF)Workshop on adaptation planning and practices under the Nairobi work programme
Ms. María Gutiérrez and Ms. Annett Möhner UNFCCC secretariat (PDF)Adaptation planning and practices: Submissions by Parties and organizations and relevant outputs from LEG, CGE and EGTT
Mr. Jeff Tschirley FAO (PDF)Climate change adaptation: Planning and practices

Adaptation planning and practices in different sectors


 

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Ms. Habiba Gitay and Mr. Ian Burton Facilitator

(PDF) Introduction to agriculture and food security

(PDF) Results from the break out group

Mr. Richard Klein and Mr. Leon Charles Facilitator

(PDF) Introduction to coastal zones

(PDF) Results from the break out group

Mr. Taulealeausumai L Malua and Mr. Khaled Abuzeid Facilitator

(PDF) Introduction to water resources

(PDF) Results from the break out group

Ms. Kris Ebi and Mr. Pablo Suarez Facilitator

(PDF) Introduction to health

(PDF) Results from the break out group

Adaptation planning and practices across different levels and sectors


 

Presenter

Organization/ Party 

Subject

Mr. Richard Muyungi Tanzania (PDF) Mainstreaming Climate change adaptation into poverty eradication processes: Tanzania’s experience
Mr. Roger Street UK (PDF) Adaptation planning and practices at the national level: UK's experience
Ms. Bo Lim UNDP (PDF) International and Regional Co-ordination and Integration or Changing the way we do business?
Ms. Rachel Berger Practical Action (PDF) Community based adaptation: the experience of Practical Action


Presenter

Organization

Subject

Ms. Habiba Gitay and Mr. Ian Burton Facilitator

(PDF) Results from the break out group on adaptation planning and practices at the national level

Mr. Richard Klein and Mr. Leon Charles Facilitator (PDF) Results from the break out group on coordination and integration across sectors
Mr. Taulealeausumai L Malua and Mr. Khaled Abuzeid Facilitator (PDF) Results from the break out group on coordination and integration
Ms. Kris Ebi and Mr. Pablo Suarez  Facilitator

(PDF) Results from the break out group on adaptation planning and practices at the sub-national level