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Workshop to identify challenges and gaps in the implementation of risk management approaches to the adverse effects of climate change
 
10-12 October 2011
Lima, Peru


Background
 

The SBI at its 33rd session requested the secretariat to organize, before its thirty-fifth session, a workshop to identify gaps and challenges in the implementation of risk management approaches to the adverse effects of climate change, building on the lessons learned and practical experience of international, regional and national organizations and the private sector. 

The workshop enabled representatives from Parties, relevant organizations, regional centres and networks, academia, civil society and the private sector, to share information on the current practices, approaches and institutional frameworks for different stages of managing climate-related risks at different levels, sectors and regions in order to identify region-specific gaps and challenges as well as those related to risk management cycle.  It also aimed to enhance understanding on a possible range of options to address various climate-related risks that countries are facing. 

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Agenda, logistical information and the report
 

The workshop took place at Sonesta Hotel El Oliver in Lima, Peru.

Pancho Fierro 194, San Isidro
Lima, Peru
Tel:  511.712.6000
Fax: 511.712.6099
Block booking for the workshop participants has been made at a preferential rate (see the Information for Participants for details).

pdf-icon Information for Participants

pdf-icon Agenda (135 kB)

Report on the workshop



Session 1 - Introduction:  Framing the discussion

pdf-icon Background notes (960 kB)  of the presentations, sessions and side event submitted to the UNFCCC secretariat.

Presenter and Organization Presentation
Ms. Miwa Kato
UNFCCC secretariat           
pdf-icon Evolution of the climate risk management in the context of the UNFCCC process (533 kB)
Mr. Allan Lavell, Programme for Disaster Risk Management Latin America Social Science Faculty
pdf-icon Disaster risk management: Concept and practice (717 kB)
Ms. Matilde Rusticucci, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
pdf-icon IPCC Special report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation (584 kB)  (SREX)
Ms. Rosa Morales Saravia
Peru
pdf-icon La gestión del riesgo en el marco de la planificación e inversión del desarrollo (2185 kB)

Mr. Olivier Overney and Mr. Roberto Mendez 
Switzerland 
pdf-icon Switzerland's approach and implementation in the integral risk management (2621 kB)

pdf-icon Switzerland's approach and interventions in the integral risk management.  At international level, examples of Andean initiatives (3761 kB)


Side event - Lunch time

Presenter and Organization Presentation
Mr. James Leslie 
UNDP Peru
Climate risk management in high Andean communities of Cusco and Puno - Peru (pdf-icon Spanish version (1637 kB)  - pdf-icon English version (1639 kB) )


Session 2 - Assessments for informed decision-making

Presenter and Organization Presentation
Mr. Omar-Dario Cardona  
Consortium Evaluación de Riesgos Naturales – America Latina (ERN-AL)
pdf-icon Disaster risk assessment and stratification using the hybrid loss exceedance curve (10708 kB)
Mr. Andrew Maskrey 
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UNISDR)
pdf-icon Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing risk - redefining development (2406 kB)  (GAR 2011)
Ms. Maryam Golnaraghi,
World Meteorlogical Organization (WMO)
pdf-icon Meteorological, hydrological and climate services for DRR and adaptation (5055 kB)
Mr. Carlos Fuller, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)

pdf-icon The development and use of the Caribbean risk management guidelines for climate change adaptation decision making (435 kB)

Ms. Pamela Kertland, Canada
pdf-icon The application of risk management tools in Canada (316 kB)


Session 3 - Risk reduction: Planning, preparation and decision-making

Presenter and Organization Presentation
Mr. Pablo Suarez, 
International Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent Climate Centre
pdf-icon Paying for preparedness: A game on disaster risks in a changing climate (1117 kB)
Mr. Jerry Collymore, 
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
pdf-icon Integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction: Intent and practice
Mr. Espen Ronneberg, 
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
pdf-icon Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management: Partnership in mainstreaming (1125 kB)
Mr. Jacob Tio, Philippines  pdf-icon National experience on tools/approaches on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: The Philippines experience (2156 kB)


Side event - Lunch time

Presenter and Organization Presentation
Ms. Koko Warner, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) pdf-icon What can insurance deliver for adaptation:
Frequently asked questions, opportunities, challenges
(468 kB)


Session 4 –Risk sharing, pooling and transfer: Relevance to adaptation and examples of current experience

Presenter and Organization Presentation
Ms. Koko Warner, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
pdf-icon Risk sharing, pooling and transfer: Relevance to adaptation and examples (269 kB)
Mr. Jerry Skees, Global AgRisk
pdf-icon Introduction to risk sharing and risk transfer with examples from Mongolia and Peru (748 kB)
Mr. Manuel Almenara, Willis Re Latin America and the Caribbean pdf-icon Roles for public and private sector in risk sharing, pooling and transfer (734 kB)
Mr. Simon Young, The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF)

pdf-icon CCRIF: Sovereign climate risk management in practice (1947 kB)
Ms. Fatima Kassam, African Risk Capacity
pdf-icon African Risk Capacity (ARC) : Africa transitioning from managing crises to managing risks (2561 kB)


Session 5 – Way forward
Presenter and Organization Presentation
Mr. Nicholas Silver, Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment
Mr. Rajib Shaw, Kyoto University
pdf-icon GET Framework for gaps and challenges and way ahead (236 kB)
Mr. Akio Takemoto, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
pdf-icon Contribution by APN (38 kB)


Side event - Lunch time
Presenter and Organization Presentation
Mr. Andres Velasquez, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UNISDR)
pdf-icon Accounting for loss and damage from climate related events - Spanish (2546 kB)
 
 
International week of climate risk management

The government of Peru hosted during the same week three events related to climate risk management

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Relevant UNFCCC resources

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Technical paper. Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and strategies for DRR into national policies and programmes.

In-session workshop on risk management and risk reduction strategies.
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Useful links

The Global Framework for Climate Services

Hyogo Framework for Action

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

Munich Climate Insurance Initiative

 

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