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Technical workshop on advancing the integration of approaches to adaptation planning
 

Bangkok, Thailand
12-14 October 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 31 (December 2009) and involve representatives from Parties, relevant organizations, communities and experts. It should be held with a view to making informed decisions on integrated practical adaptation actions and measures at various levels and for various sectors and livelihoods.

The workshop will enable around 100 experts representing developed and developing countries, along with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, to share information on approaches to and experiences in integrating and expanding adaptation planning and action at national, subnational, community and local levels and views on lessons learned, good practices, gaps, needs, barriers and constraints to adaptation.

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”.  



 Agenda and logistical information
 

The meeting will take place in the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

The United Nations Building
Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Tel.:  +66 (0) 288 1234
Fax.:  +66 (0) 288 1000
Web-site:  http://www.unescap.org/

Workshop report

NWP workshop pdf-icon concept note (186 kB)

pdf-icon Final Agenda (111 kB)

pdf-icon Logistical information for participants (363 kB)



Background documentation
 

Submissions (available in document FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.4) by Parties and relevant organizations on:

  • Views and information on approaches to and experiences in integrating and expanding adaptation planning and action at national, subnational, community and local levels, including scaling up of local and community-based adaptation
  • Views on lessons learned, good practices, gaps, needs, barriers and constraints to adaptation, including implementation of adaptation projects

SBSTA 28 conclusions (FCCC/SBSTA/2008/6), including activities for the second phase of the Nairobi work programme, up to the end of 2010

SBSTA 29 (FCCC/SBSTA/2008/12) conclusions, including relevant information and advice to the SBI emerging from the implementation of the Nairobi work programme in its first phase



Presentations
 

DAY 1

Opening
Xianfu Lu  UNFCCC Secretariat pdf-icon An overview of the Nairobi work programme and background information on this workshop (800 kB)
Setting the Scene
Golam Rabbani BCAS pdf-icon Advancing the integration of approaches to adaptation planning: practical perspectives (333 kB)
Heather McGray WRI pdf-icon Integration of Approaches to Adaptation Planning (2377 kB)
Festus Luboyera UNFCCC Secretariat pdf-icon A synthesis of views on approaches to and experiences in integrating and expanding adaptation planning and action (132 kB)
Integration of approaches to adaptation planning across levels
Lorena Santamaría R. Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development, Columbia pdf-icon Colombia – Integration of adaptation across different administrative levels (1611 kB)
Chris West UK Climate Impacts Programme pdf-icon Nested Adaptation in the United Kingdom - Integration across administrative levels (1901 kB)
Shardul Agrawala OECD Environment Directorate pdf-icon Integrating Adaptation Across Different Administrative Levels (2724 kB)
Rachel Berger Practical Action pdf-icon Linking adaptation planning and implementation from community level to national level (554 kB)
Integration of approaches to adaptation planning across economic sectors
Jacqui Yeates Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand pdf-icon Integrating climate change adaptation across sectors in New Zealand (2236 kB)
 Ajith Silva Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka pdf-icon Climate Change and Sri Lanka (3017 kB)
Armi Susandi National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia pdf-icon Integration of adaptation planning across economic sectors: Indonesia Experiences (6145 kB)
Louis Bockel FAO pdf-icon Agriculture sector experiences in integrating adaptation planning at national and community level (1257 kB)
Carlos Fuller CCCCC pdf-icon Advancing the integration of approaches to adaptation planning - The Caribbean Experience (423 kB)

 DAY 2

Integration of approaches to adaptation planning across hazard types
Klaus Radunsky Austria pdf-icon Integration across hazards - Austria (1315 kB)

A. Vladimir Guevara Velazco

Cuba pdf-icon The Cuban experiences in adaptation to weather and climate hazards (1826 kB)
Julio Garcia ISDR pdf-icon Climate change is a new problem.  Disasters are not! (1167 kB)
Gernot Laganda UNDP pdf-icon Integration of adaptation planning into the management of different hazard types (1136 kB)

DAY 3

Reporting back from Breakout Groups
Group A - pdf-icon Integration of Approaches across Levels (85 kB)
Group B - pdf-icon Integration of Approaches across Sectors (464 kB)
Group C - pdf-icon Integration of Approaches across Hazards (68 kB)

Perspectives for Adaptation Planning
Helen Plume SBSTA Chair pdf-icon Gender (75 kB)  
Mozharul Alam UNEP Ecosystem Management (Oral presentation)
Espen Ronneberg SPREP  pdf-icon Stakeholder Engagement (840 kB)

Fred Onduri Machulu

Chair of the LEG  pdf-icon NAPAs (148 kB)

 

Previous workshops under the work area: Adaptation planning and practices

Workshop on "Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and disaster risk reduction strategies into national policies and programmes", Cuba, 10–12 March 2009

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

 

 
Useful links

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

Calls for Action on:

5. pdf-icon Adaptation Planning and Practices (across different levels)
6.pdf-icon  Adaptation Planning and Practices (in and across sectors)
8. pdf-icon Adaptation planning and practices and climate related risks and extreme events

Leaflets on the Nairobi work prorgamme

Brochure: pdf-icon 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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