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Title
Report on the workshop on climate-related risks and extreme events. Note by the secretariat.

Corporate Author
UNFCCC. Secretariat

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Abstract
This note provides a summary of the first workshop held under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, which focussed on climate-related risks and extreme events. The workshop was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 18 to 20 June 2007. Discussions focused on experience with assessment, prediction and management of climate-related risks and impacts, including those related to extreme events, in the agriculture and food security, coastal zones and health sectors. Discussions were also held on the contribution of traditional knowledge to understanding and managing climate-related risks and the implications for sustainable development. This note includes a summary of gaps, needs, opportunities barriers and constraints as well as a summary of recommendations and issues for follow-up and further consideration, including possible next steps under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

Notes
Item 3 of the provisional agenda

Document code
FCCC/SBSTA/2007/7

Publisher
United Nations Office at Geneva
Place of Publication
Geneva (Switzerland)
Publication date
19/09/2007
Call number
Master copy

Meeting
Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Twenty-seventh session, 3-11 December 2007, Bali, Indonesia

Keywords
adaptation to climate change
budget contributions
climate impacts
extreme weather events
Nairobi work programme
proceedings
risk
vulnerability