UNFCCC Asian Regional Workshop on Adaptation
Beijing, China, 11 to 13 April 2007
The Department of Science, Technology & Education of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, aided by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, hosted the Asian regional workshop on adaptation to climate change. The workshop, which took place in Beijing from 11-13 April 2007, was organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Participants included representatives from countries across Asia (ranging from the Middle East to Southeast Asia), as well as representatives from developed countries, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.
Topics covered during the workshop included integrated impact and vulnerability assessments, and implementing adaptation actions at the local, national and regional level in a variety of sectors (such as agriculture, water resources and health) and in specific areas such as coastal zones and mountainous regions. The integration of adaptation into sustainable development was also discussed along with opportunities for the enhancement of relevant international collaboration in the region (North-South and South-South) and funding opportunities for adaptation measures.
The UNFCCC secretariat convened this workshop in accordance with decision 1/CP.10, under the guidance of the Chair of the Subsidary Body for Implementation.
Background paper on Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Asia