Report on the technical workshop on water and climate change impacts and adaptation strategies. Note by the secretariat.

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FCCC/SBSTA/2012/4

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Notes

Item 3 of the provisional agenda
Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

Abstract

This report provides a summary of the technical workshop on water and climate change impacts and adaptation strategies organized under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the National Water Commission of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico and was held in Mexico City, Mexico, from 18 to 20 July 2012. The workshop considered issues related to climate change impacts on water resources, including the multidimensional aspects of water in the context of livelihoods, related sectors and ecosystems, data and observation needs and opportunities, and adaptation planning and practices to reduce the vulnerability of water resources to climate change at multiple levels. Cross-cutting themes included the applicability of indigenous knowledge and coping strategies and the need for gender sensitivity when developing adaptation strategies involving water resources. The participants also discussed stakeholder engagement, knowledge-sharing and management, and collaboration at different levels, to enhance the resilience of water resources to climate change. The workshop report includes a summary of recommendations identified by the participants for follow-up and further consideration in the context of the Nairobi work programme

Conference

Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012

Session

SBSTA 37

Document Type

meeting papers

Topics

Nairobi work programme

Keywords

climate change impacts
adaptation strategies
Water
conferences
vulnerability

Corporate Author

UNFCCC. Executive Secretary

Date of publication