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Technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change

 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
21-23 March 2013


Background
 

The COP at its seventeenth session (Decision 6/CP.17) requested the secretariat to organize a technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change, in collaboration with Nairobi work programme partner organizations and other relevant organizations, before the thirty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice.

The workshop took into account the role of ecosystems, including forests, in adaptation; vulnerability and impacts in ecosystems; the implementation and benefits of ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation; and lessons learned, including through the three Rio Conventions.

The workshop was informed by:

  • Compilation of information on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.8)
  • Information contained in Annex I to the report of the SBSTA on its thirty-fourth session (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/2) and subsequent views of Parties.

The workshop included indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation and gender-sensitive tools and approaches as cross-cutting issues.



Information for participants
 

pdf-icon Agenda (128 kB)

Logistical Information

Report of the workshop



Statements
 
pdf-icon Mr. Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary (115 kB)


Presentations
 
Session 1 - Framing session
Presenter, Party and/or Organization Presentation
Ms. Rojina Manandhar, UNFCCC pdf-icon Background of the Nairobi work programme and context of the workshop (674 kB)
Mr. Christopher Magadza,
IPCC
pdf-icon Understanding vulnerability, impacts and risks of climate change on ecosystems (4422 kB)
Ms. Musonda Mumba,
UNEP
pdf-icon A brief EbA background of the EbA Journey (1235 kB)
Mr. Richard Kangalawe,
Tanzania
pdf-icon National perspectives on ecosystem-based approaches (EbA): A case of Tanzania (400 kB)


Session 2 - Principles and benefits of ecosystem-based approaches (EbA)
Presenter, Party and/or Organization Presentation
Mr. Ian Noble (GAIN)
on behalf of
Ms. Habiba Gitay,
World Bank
pdf-icon Essential component of climate resilient development (1467 kB)


Session 3 - Planning and practices of EbA in adaptation policies and programmes
Presenter, Party and/or Organization   Presentation
Ms. Mandy Barnett,
South Africa
pdf-icon Integration of EbA into national (adaptation) planning and programmes in South Africa (850 kB)
Ms. Karen O. Silverwood-Cope,
Brazil
pdf-icon The brazilian national adaptation planning process (180 kB)
Ms. Shereen D'Souza,
USA
pdf-icon Lessons learned from implementation of Ecosystem based Adaptation: Climate ready estuaries case study (631 kB)
Ms. Sakhile Koketson, CBD pdf-icon Integration of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, ecosystem restoration and sustainable land management in EbA in the context of the Rio Conventions (457 kB)
Mr. Victor Castillo,
UNCCD
pdf-icon Integration of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, ecosystem restoration and sustainable land management in EbA in the contexts of Rio Conventions: UNCCD perspective (847 kB)
Ms. Rocio Cordoba, IUCN
Mr. Edmund Barrow, IUCN
pdf-icon EbA working from local to global solutions: Some lessons & experiences from IUCN (439 kB)
Mr. Paul DONOHOE,
SPREP
pdf-icon Summary breakout group 1: National Integration (211 kB)
Ms. Emilia PRAMOVA,
CIFOR
pdf-icon Summary breakout group 2: Rio Conventions (102 kB)
Ms. Euster KIBONA,
ICCCAD
pdf-icon Summary breakout group 3: Gender and indigenous knowledge (120 kB)


Session 4 - Methodological, technical and scientific aspects of EbA
Presenter, Party and/or Organization Presentation
Mr. Ravic Nijbroek, Conservation International
Ms. Shyla Raghav, Conservation International
pdf-icon Lessons Learned from Vulnerability Assessments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation for terrestrial, marine and coastal regions: The CI experience (1572 kB)
Ms. Caroline Petersen, UNDP pdf-icon Tools for EBA: UNDP experience (1337 kB)
Mr. Paul Nteza,
UNDP
pdf-icon Development of vulnerability impact assessment and its application (787 kB)
Ms. Musonda Mumba, UNEP
Mr. Robert Munroe,
UNEP
pdf-icon EbA tools, evidence-base and gaps in knowledge and activities (397 kB)
Ms. Guadalupe Durón, STAP (GEF) pdf-icon STAP perspectives and GEF guidelines on ecosystem-based adaptation (764 kB)

Mr. Ravic NIJBROEK,
Conservation International

pdf-icon Summary breakout group 1: Coastal and marine ecosystem (211 kB)

Ms. Sarshen SCORGIE, Conservation South Africa

pdf-icon Summary breakout group 2: Forest, drylands, croplands/grasslands (220 kB)
Mr. Ian NOBLE,
GAIN    
pdf-icon Summary breakout group 3: Mountain and inland waters (211 kB)


Session 5 - Knowledge management and stakeholder engagement
Presenter, Party and/or Organization Presentation
Mr. Klaus Radunsky,
Austria
pdf-icon Knowledge management and stakeholder engagement in Austria and in the EU (376 kB)
Mr. Paul Donohoe,
SPREP 
pdf-icon Community & Stakeholder Engagement –EbAinitiatives in the Pacific Islands (1051 kB)
Ms. Vera Coelho,
Wetlands International
pdf-icon Innovative partnerships for  integrating ecosystem-based approaches in adaptation planning (844 kB)
Ms. Karen Sutherland,
CDKN
pdf-icon Knowledge management and stakeholder engagement in climate change adaptation: CDKN's insights and lessons learned from Africa (624 kB)
Mr. Edmund Barrow, IUCN pdf-icon Facilitator's summary of session 2 (206 kB)
Ms. Caroline Petersen, UNDP pdf-icon Facilitator's summary of session 3 (278 kB)
Mr. Chris Gordon, PROVIA pdf-icon Facilitator's summary of session 4 (255 kB)
Relevant UNFCCC resources

Decision 6/CP.17

Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: Compilation of information. Note by the secretariat. FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.8

Database on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation

 
Useful links

Workshops and meetings undertaken under the Nairobi work programme

Knowledge resources and publications

Submissions on potential future areas of work of the Nairobi work programme: