Hotel Mont Gabriel, St. Adele, Nr. Montreal, Canada
11 — 14 June 2001
The UNFCCC workshop on methodologies on climate change impact and adaptation is organized in response to a
mandate of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its thirteen session. The
SBSTA requested the secretariat to organise a workshop with participation of experts from the IPCC and the
user community, after acceptance of the IPCC Third Assessment Report. The workshop will explore:
The experience in applying current impact and adaptation methodologies and their emerging needs;
The current state of the art of methodologies as identified in the IPCC Third Assessment Report, and
how these apply to the specific circumstances of developing countries;
Options for improving the quality and dissemination of information on impact and adaptation
The UNFCCC workshop will be conducted back-to- back with the UNDP-GEF workshop on an Adaptation Policy
Framework as identified in the provisional agenda. The UNDP-GEF workshop will:
Participants of the workshops will include experts from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention,
as well as from a number of Annex I Parties, IPCC experts and representatives of the United Nations
organisations, and a number of non-governmental organizations.
The workshops will provide an opportunity: (i) to exchange experiences between national experts from
developing and developed countries, and IPCC experts in applying current methodologies, (ii) to discuss
limitations of the current methodologies and (iii) to identify solutions and the direction of future work.
The workshops will contribute to the overall objectives of the UNFCCC and UNDP-GEF in relation to
assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, and implementation of adaptation measures. The output
of the UNFCCC workshop will be a report to the SBSTA for consideration at its fifteenth session. The output
of the UNDP-GEF workshop will be recommendations or developing an Adaptation Policy Framework and
The workshops are sponsored by the UNFCCC, UNDP-GEF, in cooperation with Environment Canada.
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