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Workshop on integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and disaster risk reduction strategies into national policies and programmes
 

Havana, Cuba
10–12 March 2009

Background

The SBSTA requested the secretariat to organize this workshop under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, to take place before SBSTA 30 (June 2009) and involve representatives from Parties, relevant organizations and experts with a view to facilitating the identification of successful examples of using tools and integrating practices for climate risk assessment and management and disaster risk reduction strategies into national policies and programmes.

The workshop will be held in collaboration with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and enable around 100 experts representing developed and developing countries, along with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, to share their practices and lessons-learned in the integration at  international, regional, national and subnational levels, and to identify gaps and needs and how to overcome barriers in order to facilitate successful integration.

The workshop is held under the Nairobi work programme work area of adaptation planning and practices with the objectives, as contained in the annex to decision 2/CP.11, to advance sub-themes b (ii), “Collecting, analysing and disseminating information on past and current practical adaptation actions and measures, including adaptation projects, short- and long-term adaptation strategies, and local and indigenous knowledge” and b (iv) “Facilitating communication and cooperation among and between Parties and relevant organizations, business, civil society, and decision makers, and other stakeholders”.



pdf-icon Final agenda (187 kB)

pdf-icon Information note (203 kB)

Workshop report

Earth Negotiations Bulletin report of the workshop

 


Background documentation
 

Technical papers:

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

SBSTA 28 conclusions   Activities for the second phase of the Nairobi work programme, up to the end of 2010

pdf-icon SBSTA 29 conclusions, including relevant information and advice to the SBI emerging from the implementation of the Nairobi work programme in its first phase

pdf-icon UNISDR workshop webpage with links to relevant publications



Presentations
 

DAY 1. Tuesday 10th March

Session 1:  Introduction

Presenter                       Organization  Subject                             
Ms. Xianfu Lu UNFCCC Secretariat pdf-icon Objectives of the Nairobi Work Programme, background and expected outcomes of the Workshop (459 kB)
Mr Andrew Maskrey
Coordinator, Global Risk Assessment Report
UNISDR secretariat pdf-icon Disaster risk and poverty in a changing climate: the policy challenge (2314 kB)

Mr. Paul Venton

Mr. Jeremy Collymore

Co-authors of the technical paper
"Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and DRR strategies into national policies and programmes"

pdf-icon Introduction to the technical paper
“Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and disaster risk reduction strategies into national policies and programmes”
(136 kB)

Session 2:  Available tools and experiences from current practices for facilitating integration

A. International and regional experiences

Presenter                           Organization                        Subject                             
Ms. Maryam Golnaraghi
Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction Division
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pdf-icon Integrating Climate Risk Management and DRR Strategies (3339 kB)

Ms. Bo Lim
Principal Technical Advisor, Capacity Development and Adaptation

Ms. Susan McDade
Resident Coordinator, Cuba country office

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) pdf-icon UNDP’s experience integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and DRR strategies into national policies and programmes (462 kB)
Mr. Christpher Oludhe
Climate Scientist
IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) pdf-icon Activities at ICPAC on Climate Risk Assessment, Management and Disaster Risk Reduction within the GHA Sub-region (847 kB)
Mr. Mozaharul Alam
Research Fellow
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) pdf-icon Experiences of Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) (3058 kB)
Mr. Carlos Fuller
Deputy Director
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) pdf-icon Tools & Current Practices on Integration of Climate Change Risk Assessment & Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies (1508 kB)

B. National experiences

Presenter                       Organization/ Party                                        Subject                             
Mr. Ramon Pérez
Head of Climate Centre
Meteorological Institute, Cuba pdf-icon Climate monitoring and extreme climate events (2336 kB)
Mr. Guy Midgley
Chief Director
Climate Change and BioAdaptation, Kirstenbosch Research Center, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa pdf-icon Integrating climate risk assessment/ management/ DRR into national policies, programmes and sectoral planning (1674 kB)
Mr. Dadang Hilman
Head of Division Adaptation to Climate Change, Ministry of Environment
Indonesia pdf-icon National experiences on integrating climate risk assessment (CRM) and DRR into national policies and programmes (1961 kB)
Mr. Gerd Tetzlaff
Chairman of the scientific advisory board and 2nd Chairman of the Committee
German Committee for Disaster Reduction, Germany  

Session 4:  Recommendations and possible next steps

A. Reporting back from breakout sessions

 Presenter                                                                                                   Group
Mr. Leon Charles              pdf-icon Group 1:  Integration of climate risk assessment/management and DRR into national policies and programmes in the context of different climate-related hazards (3732 kB)
Mr. Don Lemmen pdf-icon Group 2:  Integration of climate risk assessment/management and DRR into national policies and programmes in the context of sectoral planning (150 kB)
Ms. Anne Hammill pdf-icon Group 3:  Integration of climate risk assessment/management and DRR into national policies and programmes in the context of different levels (141 kB)

B. Working together:  Catalysing action by Nairobi work programme partner organizations

 Presenter
Mr. Julio Garcia, UNISDR pdf-icon Action Pledge (137 kB)
Mr. Lawrence Flint, ENDA pdf-icon Progress on the implementation of ENDA's Action Pledge and ideas on scaling up of NWP Focal Point activities (71 kB)
Mr. Vicente Barros, IPCC pdf-icon Information on the scoping meeting on possible special report on 'Extreme events and disasters: Managing the risks' (401 kB)
Previous related workshops under the Nairobi work programme

Workshop on climate-related risks and extreme events, Cairo, Egypt, 19-20 June 2007

Workshop on adaptation planning and practices,  Rome, Italy, 10-12 September 2007

 
pdf-icon Useful information for participants (370 kB)
 
Useful links

pdf-icon Bali Action Plan
Decision 1/CP.13

Report on workshop on climate-related risks and extreme events
Cairo, Egypt, 18-20 June 2007

Calls for Action on:

pdf-icon Climate related risks and extreme events (122 kB)
pdf-icon Adaptation Planning and Practices (across different levels) (127 kB)
pdf-icon Adaptation Planning and Practices (in and across sectors) (128 kB)

Leaflets on the Nairobi work prorgamme:

  • An Overview
    pdf-icon English (559 kB)
    pdf-icon Spanish (1226 kB)
  • Work area 4
    Climate related risks and extreme events

    pdf-icon English (966 kB)
  • Work area 6
    Adaptation planning and practices

    pdf-icon English (800 kB)
    pdf-icon Spanish (1070 kB)

Brochure: pdf-icon Nairobi work programme - The second phase (518 kB)

Action Pledges

Adaptation practices interface
Resource on adaptation practices being carried out worldwide

Local coping strategies database

 

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