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UNFCCC expert meeting on methods and tools and on data and observations, under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

 

Mexico City, Mexico
4-7 March 2008

Introduction and overview
The SBSTA requested the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, to organize an expert meeting, before the twenty-eighth session of the SBSTA, with the participation of Parties, users and developers of methods and tools, relevant organizations, and representatives from sectoral and other communities to advance consideration of methods and tools. The SBSTA also requested the secretariat to include consideration of relevant matters on data and observations in this expert meeting. 


pdf-icon Baseline paper (168 kB)  


Agenda and report
 

pdf-icon Final agenda (129 kB)

Report on the expert meeting

International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD coverage of the meeting



Presentations
 

Introduction and scope

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Roberto Acosta UNFCCC secretariat pdf-icon Adaptation (140 kB) - current and future within the broader context of the UNFCCC
Ms. Olga Pilifosova  UNFCCC secretariat Nairobi work programme - pdf-icon methods and tools (105 kB)
Ms. Rocio Lichte  UNFCCC secretariat Nairobi work programme - pdf-icon data and observations (98 kB)
Ms. María Gutiérrez UNFCCC secretariat pdf-icon Background information (78 kB) on methods and tools and data and observations

Methods and tools for impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessment and improvement of adaptation planning, measures and actions

A. Application and applicability of methods and tools  

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Joel Smith Stratus Consulting pdf-icon Overview of frameworks, methods and tools (418 kB)
Mr. Balisi J. Gopolang Botswana pdf-icon Methods and tools used in Botswana (638 kB)
Mr. Ahmad J. Shaaban Malaysia pdf-icon Malaysian experience (1479 kB) in fine resolution of regioanl climate projection for vulnerability assessment and adaptation in the wake of climate change
Ms. Habiba Gitay World Bank pdf-icon Resources for managing climate change (795 kB)

B. Development of methods and tools

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Daniel Murdiyarso START secretariat pdf-icon The need for further development of methods and tools (78 kB)
Mr. Iñigo J. Losada Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental “IH Cantabria” pdf-icon A methodology for impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessment in the coastal zone (8147 kB)
Mr. Yvan Biot United Kingdom pdf-icon Methods and tools in action (390 kB) - Screening UK development programmes for risks from climate change
Mr. Sergei Chicherin Russia pdf-icon Quantification, ranking and mapping of climate resources potential (303 kB)

C. Dissemination of methods and sharing experience

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Ms. Xianfu Lu UNDP pdf-icon Existing practices in dissemination of methods and tools and sharing experiences (477 kB)
Mr. José Ramón Picatoste Ruggeroni Ibero-American Network of Climate Change Offices pdf-icon Sharing experiences in regions (286 kB)
Ms. Donye Numa Cook Islands pdf-icon Experience from the Cook Islands (346 kB)

Discussions and recommendations on methods and tools

  • pdf-icon Group 1 (55 kB) on assisting with application of tools and methods
  • pdf-icon Group 2 (56 kB) on advancing dissemination and sharing experiences
  • pdf-icon Group 3 (52 kB) on promoting development and improvement
  • pdf-icon Group 4 (30 kB) on improving the knowledge of available tools for informed decision-making

Data and observations relevant to impact and vulnerability assessments

A. Promoting implementation and improvements of observations, including the monitoring of climate variability  

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. William Westermeyer GCOS pdf-icon An overview of the global climate observing system (GCOS) and its interaction with the UNFCCC (148 kB)
Mr. Amir Delju WMO pdf-icon Improved understanding of climate variability for adaptation (1755 kB)
Mr. Joseph Intsiful Met Office Hadley Centre, UK pdf-icon PRECIS (1498 kB) : Facilitating capacity building and technology transfer to enable climate change mitigation and adaptation activities worldwide

B. Collection, management and use of observational data

Presenter

Party

Subject

Ms. Constanta Boroneant Romania Collection, management and use of observational data in pdf-icon Romania (1518 kB)
Mr. Mamadou A. Diallo Mali pdf-icon Perspective nationales (989 kB) - collecte, gestion et utilisation des données d’observation 
Mr. Abel Afouda  Benin Collection, management and use of observational data - pdf-icon a regional perspective (1378 kB)

C. Exchange and access to observational data and information  

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Francis Zwiers Environment Canada pdf-icon Observational data and information (1171 kB)
Ms. Cecilia Conde Mexico, on behalf of IPCC TGICA IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (pdf-icon TGICA (273 kB) )
Mr. Qamar-Uz-Zaman Chaudhry Pakistan pdf-icon NMHSs role in facilitating climate change adaptation at national levels (2014 kB)

D. Gaps and deficiencies in data and observations, opportunities and recommendations

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Carlos Fuller Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre pdf-icon Experiences on data and observational requirements in the Caribbean (134 kB)
Ms. Manola Brunet Univeristy Rovira I Virgili, Spain Data, capacity and user needs for impacts and vulnerability assessments in support of adaptation: assessing availability and needs for the development of historical climate datasets - pdf-icon the WMO MEDARE initiative (2794 kB)
Ms. Lyudmila Skripnikova Uzbekistan pdf-icon Gaps and needs in data and observations (101 kB) , opportunities and recommendations for impacts and vulnerability assessment in support of adaptation in Uzbekistan
Mr. Roger Rivero Cuba pdf-icon Climate change scenarios and impact assessments in the Caribbean (82 kB) : agriculture and water resources

Discussions and recommendations on data and observations

  • pdf-icon Group 1 (91 kB) on promoting implementation and improvements in data and observations
  • pdf-icon Group 2 (147 kB) on improving capacity for collection, management and use of observational data
  • pdf-icon Group 3 (65 kB) on exchange and access to observational data and information, including stakeholder needs


Background documentation
 

Methods and Tools

Submissions from Parties and relevant organizations

Synthesis report

  • FCCC/SBSTA/2007/8
    Synthesis of information and views on methods and tools submitted by Parties and relevant organizations

Data and Observations

Submissions from the WMO and its member States and other relevant organizations

Previous workshops and events on methods and tools

Side event on Adaptation: From Assessment to Action - UNFCCC Compendium on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation Methods, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 7 December 2004 more>>

Workshop on the status of modelling activities to assess the adverse effects of climate change, Bonn, Germany, 16 to 18 May 2002 more>>

Workshop on methodologies on climate change and adaptation, Montreal, Canada, 11 to 14 June 2001 more>>

 

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