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UNFCCC expert meeting on socio-economic information under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
10 to 12 March 2008

Introduction and overview 
 
The SBSTA requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the Chair of SBSTA, an expert meeting, before its twenty-eighth session, on ways and means to improve the integration of socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments, including as they relate to adaptation planning.  The SBSTA requested the secretariat  to take into into account information and views from Parties and relevant organizations on matters relating to the availability of information on the socio-economic aspects of climate change and improving the integration of socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments, including information on the development of socio-economic scenarios and for understanding adaptive capacity, including:

  • Existing approaches and available data
  • Needs, gaps, barriers and constraints
  • Ways and means to improve availability and access to relevant information, including information on costs and benefits, as well as its better integration into impact and vulnerability assessments

pdf-icon Final agenda (147 kB)

pdf-icon Background paper (192 kB)

Report on the expert meeting

International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD coverage of the meeting

 

Submissions from Parties and organizations

FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.21 and Add.1
Information and views on socio-economic information. Submissions from Parties.

FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.22
Information and views on socio-economic information. Submissions from relevant organizations.

Submissions from admitted non-governmental organizations

Presentations

Introduction and overview

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Youssef Nassef UNFCCC secretariat pdf-icon Recent, ongoing and expected developments on adaptation under the UNFCCC (33 kB)
Mr. Festus Luboyera UNFCCC secretariat pdf-icon The Nairobi work programme and socio-economic information (40 kB)
Mr. Hugh Pitcher IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA) pdf-icon Overview on socio-economic information (338 kB) in the context of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to the climate change

Stocktaking on what socio-economic information and approaches are available and in use

  • At different spatial scales

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Alex de Sherbinin Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) pdf-icon Regional scale (1124 kB)
Mr.  Ainun Nishat The World Conservation Union - IUCN  pdf-icon National Scale (379 kB)
Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) pdf-icon Local scale (172 kB)
  • In different sectors and systems 

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Emil A. Cherrington Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) pdf-icon Water resources (8245 kB)  
Mr. Albert Binger Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) pdf-icon Agriculture and food security (207 kB)
Mr. Hans-Martin Füssel Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) pdf-icon Health (1777 kB)
Mr. Espen Ronneberg Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) pdf-icon Coastal zones (265 kB)
Mr. Peter Poschen  International Labour Organization (ILO) pdf-icon Employment and incomes (210 kB)

Ways and means to improve availability, accessibility and effectiveness of information on socio-economic aspects of climate change 

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Ms. Heather McGray World Resources Institute (WRI) pdf-icon Framing socio-economic data priorities for impact and vulnerability assessments (68 kB)
Mr. Alex de Sherbinin Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) pdf-icon Gaps and needs - an information provider perspective (460 kB)
Ms. Malgosia Madajewicz International Research Institute for Climate and
Society
pdf-icon Information needs and gaps for assessing progress on adaptation (49 kB)
Ms. Pasha Carruthers Cook Islands pdf-icon Gaps and needs - a user perspective (918 kB)
Mr. Ken Johm African Development Bank pdf-icon Current gaps and needs of information on socio-economic aspects of climate change from the perspective of the information user (391 kB)

Integrating socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Ms. Fernanda Zermoglio Stockholm Environment Institute pdf-icon Integrating socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments (744 kB)
Mr. Lawrence Flint Environnement et développement du tiers-monde
(ENDA-TM)
pdf-icon Integrating socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments (657 kB)
Ms. Martha Yvette de Aguilar El Salvador pdf-icon Experience from El Salvador (443 kB)

Ms. Maggie Opondo

Kenya pdf-icon Experience from Kenya (200 kB)

Discussions and recommendations

  • On ways and means to improve availability, accessibility and effectiveness of information on socio-economic aspects of climate change 

    Group 1 on the pdf-icon provider perspective (231 kB)  facilitated by Ms. Sharon Hutchinson, Trinidad and Tobago
    Group 2 on the pdf-icon user perspective (31 kB) facilitated by Ms. Beth Lavender, Canada 


  • On integrating socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments

    pdf-icon Group 1 (53 kB) facilitated by Ms. Heather McGray, WRI
    pdf-icon Group 2 (31 kB) facilitated by Mr. Lawrence Flint, ENDA-TM