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Workshop
Climate-related risks workshop Egypt 18-20 June 2007

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

conference room

City:

Cairo

Country:

Egypt

Cairo, Egypt
18-20 June 2007


Background  

Activities in the area of climate related risks and extreme events under the Nairobi work programme are undertaken in line with the objective in the annex to decision 2/CP.11 to advance sub-theme a (iv), “Promoting understanding of impacts of, and vulnerability to, climate change, current and future climate variability and extreme events, and the implications for sustainable development”.

The SBSTA requested the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, to organize a workshop with the participation of Parties, experts and relevant organizations and institutions on the following issues

  1. Experience with assessment and management of current and future climate-related risks and impacts, including those related to   extreme events and in specific sectors;

  2. Ability, gaps, needs, opportunities, barriers and constraints to predicting climate variability, impacts and extreme events across regions and hazards;

  3. Contribution of traditional knowledge to understanding and managing climate-related risks;

  4. Implications for sustainable development in relation to 1 to 3 above;

  5. Promoting understanding of impacts of, and vulnerability to, climate change.

 Background paper "Assessing, predicting and managing current and future climate variability and extreme events, and implications for sustainable development"


Report and agenda    

Report on the workshop on climate-related risks and extreme events
 Agenda 


Presentations  

Background

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Ms. Olga Pilifosova

UNFCCC secretariat

The  Nairobi work programme (86 kB) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

Ms. Annett Möhner 

UNFCCC secretariat

 Background paper and structure of the workshop (517 kB)

Implications for Sustainable Developement

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Glenn Dolcemascolo

UNEP

On addressing assessment, prediction and management of climate-related risks and extreme events in  coastal zones (99 kB)

Ms. Rebecca McNaught

Red Cross/Red Crescent Centre on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

On addressing assessment, prediction and management of climate-related risks and extreme events in the  health sector (2306 kB)

Mr. Khaled Abuzeid

Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe

On addressing assessment, prediction and management of climate-related risks and extreme events in the water sector

Language:

English