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Workshop on increasing economic resilience to climate change and reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors, including through economic diversification
 

Cairo, Egypt
28–30 April 2009



Background

 

The SBSTA requested the secretariat to organize, before SBSTA 30 and under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, a technical workshop on increasing economic resilience to climate change and reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors, including through economic diversification, with the participation of representatives from Parties, business, communities, and experts.   The workshop should be held with a view to promoting understanding and the development and dissemination of measures, methodologies and tools for increasing economic resilience, including the understanding of social aspects. It must take into account:

(a) The submissions from Parties and organizations on additional information on examples of measures, methodologies and tools on increasing economic resilience to climate change and reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors, including through economic diversification (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.6);

(b) Previous submissions from Parties and relevant organizations on this matter and the synthesis report thereon (FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.15 FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.15/Add.1, FCCC/SBSTA/2007/14).

The workshop is held under the Nairobi work programme work area of economic diversification with the objectives, as contained in the annex to decision 2/CP.11, to advance sub-theme b (v), “Promoting understanding and the development and dissemination of measures, methodologies and tools including for economic diversification aimed at increasing economic resilience and reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors, especially for relevant categories of countries listed in Article 4, paragraph 8, of the Convention".



Workshop report

pdf-icon Final agenda (128 kB)

pdf-icon Information note (88 kB)

Earth Negotiations Bulletin report of the workshop

 

 

Background documentation

Submissions from Parties and relevant organizations
FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.6
Measures, methodologies and tools for increasing economic resilience to climate change and reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors.

Previous submissions
FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.15 and Add.1
Information on economic diversification. Submissions from Parties.

FCCC/SBSTA/2007MISC.16
Information on economic diversification. Submissions from relevant organizations. 

pdf-icon Submission from an admitted non-governmental organization (25 kB)

Synthesis report

The SBSTA also requested the secretariat to prepare a synthesis report based on the submissions:
Synthesis of information on economic diversification submitted by Parties and relevant organizations. Note by the secretariat (FCCC/SBSTA/2007/14



Presentations

Session 1:  Scope of the workshop and introduction of the topic

 Presenter                                                Organization                                             Subject
Ms. Xianfu Lu UNFCCC Secretariat  pdf-icon The objective of the Nairobi work programme and background of the workshop (475 kB)  
Mr. Mizan Khan North South University, Bangladesh  pdf-icon Linkages of adaptation and economic resilience (155 kB)  
Ms. Elizabeth Fajber  Institute for Social and Environmental Transition  pdf-icon Social dimensions of economic diversification in the context of climate change (138 kB)

Session 2:  Understanding existing approaches, measures and  tools

 Presenter                                                                               Party                                  Subject
Mr. El-Sayed Sabry Mansour Nasr Egypt   pdf-icon Perspective of the host goverrnment (1521 kB)   
 

A.  Sectoral perspective – agriculture and food security

 Presenter                             Organization                                                                 Subject
Mr. Louis Bockel Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations pdf-icon Increasing economic resilience of agriculture sector to climate change (846 kB)                                                          
Mr. Aaron Oxley  MicroEnsure  pdf-icon Microinsurance – The Last Mile.  An introduction (2312 kB)  
Ms. Marjorie Victor   Oxfam America  pdf-icon Drought Micro-insurance in Ethiopia:  An Innovative Model to Increase the Resilience of the Poorest Households (653 kB)  

B.  Case study – the Caribbean experience

 Presenter                           Party/Organization                                                  Subject
Mr. Garfield Barnwell  CARICOM secretariat   

pdf-icon Increasing Economic Resilience to Climate Change and Reducing Reliance on Vulnerable economic sectors, including through economic diversification
– The case of CARICOM
(1761 kB)

Ms. Gisela Alonso Dominguez    Cuba  pdf-icon Cuba:  Confronting Climate Change (4608 kB)  
Ms. Jasmine Gopaul   Trinidad and Tobago  pdf-icon National strategies, current practices and lessons learned on reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors:  A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago (589 kB)  

Session 4: Possible next steps and conclusions

A.  Recommendations from breakout groups

Group      Presenter                                                                              Theme
   1     Ms. Lydia Elewa pdf-icon Increasing economic resilience and reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors to climate change at community level (100 kB)  
   2      Ms. Emily Massawa  pdf-icon Increasing economic resilience to climate change at national level (3174 kB)  
   3 Ms. Jasmine Gopaul pdf-icon Reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors to climate change at the national level, including through economic diversification (683 kB)

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

Presenter                         Organization                                    Theme
Mr. H. R. Shalaby  African Development Bank  
Ms. Cassandra De Young   Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
Mr. Benjamin Collier  GlobalAgRisk  
Ms. Liz Fajber  Institute for Social and Environmental Transition pdf-icon Statement by ISET on relevant activities in support of the Nairobi work programme (67 kB)
Ms. Ana Belen Sanchez  International Labour Organization pdf-icon ILO contribution to the workshop (243 kB)  
Ms. Helle  Damgaard Nielsen International Trade Union Confederation pdf-icon ITUC Action Pledge: Equity, justice and solidarity in the fight against climate change (98 kB)
Ms. Marjorie Victor  Oxfam  
Ms. Julia Wolf 
United Nations Development Programme  
Ms. Emily Ojoo Massawa  United Nations Environment Programme
 
Mr. Asif Niazi 
World Food Programme  

 

pdf-icon Useful information for participants (156 kB)

 

 
Useful links

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

Action Pledges by

Adaptation practices interface

Local coping strategies database

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

Leaflets:

Workshop on Economic Diversification
"The needs and options of non-Annex I Parties for economic diversification, and on support programmes by Annex II Parties to address these needs"
Tehran, Iran, 18–19 October 2003