• 10
    Feb
    2015
  • 12
    Feb
    2015
Workshop
Enhancing observations to support preparedness and adaptation in a changing climate - Learning from the IPCC fifth Assessment Report

Room:

Konferenzraum 1 (F-030)

Venue:

United Nations Campus, Altes Abgeordneten-Hochhaus

City:

Bonn

Country:

Germany

Workshop by GCOS in collaboration with IPCC and UNFCCC

Workshop Goals:

  1. Assessing the key findings and recommendations of the IPCC in the context of data availability to inform implementation of adaptation planning and strategies.

  2. Defining of the core sets of data, data characteristics, and information technologies needed to maintain the minimum acceptable level of stewardship in the management of resources and infrastructure.

  3. Characterizing the climate data needs of the key sectors including the financial services and development sectors.

  4. Assessing the adequacy of national and regional networks and records for detection of climate trends to inform global, regional and national assessments of climate change and for developing regional and national climate risk profiles.

  5. Identifying paths for addressing institutional and local capacities (including NHMS) needed to observe, monitor, rescue, archive and process and sustain climate data and networks.

Agenda

Final report

List of participants

The SBSTA at its forty-first session (FCCC/SBSTA/2014/L.19, para 6) noted that the workshop would identify ways to enhance systematic observation and related capacity, especially in developing countries to support preparedness and adaptation in a changing climate. The GCOS secretariat will provide a report on the workshop before the forty-third session of the SBSTA.

Presentations and Discussion points

Day 1: Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Session 1. (Facilitators: Stephen Briggs and Tomasz Chruszczow)

Workshop Goal 1. “Assessing the key findings and recommendations of the IPCC in the context of data availability to inform implementation of adaptation strategies"

Presenter

Title of presentation

Link

Stephen Briggs,
GCOS SC

Brief introduction to the GCOS Programme

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Carolin Richter,
GCOS Secretariat

Outcomes of the ‘GCOS Workshop on Observations for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change’, held in February 2013 in Offenbach, Germany

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Gian-Kasper Plattner,
IPCC WGI TSU

IPCC WG I reporting on the outcome of the IPCC/WCRP Workshop of WG I AR5 findings “Research Needs on Observations – focusing on WCRP’s Grand Challenges”, held in September 2014 in Bern, Switzerland

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Konrad Steffen, 
IPCC WG I

Summary/overview on identified observational needs from AR5 WG I

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Gerrit Hansen, 
IPCC WG II

IPCC AR5 WG II, Chapter 18 Detection and Attribution of Observed Impacts

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Discussion: Questions and Challenges

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Session 2. (Facilitators: Ken Holmlund and Albert Klein-Tank)

Workshop Goal 2. "Defining the core sets of data, data characteristics, and information technologies needed to maintain the minimum acceptable level of stewardship in the management of resources and infrastructure."

Presenter

Title of presentation

Link

Adrian Simmons,
GCOS

Talk 1: Introductory Talk on Essential Climate Variables and the GCOS assessment process,

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Barbara Ryan,
GEO Secretariat

Talk 2: Overview Talk on activities in regard to GEO SBA Climate, and GEO Data Sharing/Management Principles

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Hans-O. Pörtner,
IPCC WG II

New needs in observing technologies: Ocean and acidification

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Martin Herold,
GOFC-GOLD

New needs in observing technologies: Land

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John Bates,
CEOS-CGMS

Needs in data quality, data access, stewardship, etc

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Discussion: Questions and Challenges

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Day 2: Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Session 3. (Facilitators: Gerhard Adrian and Carolin Richter)

Workshop Goal 3. “Characterizing the climate data needs of the four identified key sectors, including the needs for the financial and/or development sectors”

Presenter

Title of presentation

Link

Gerhard Adrian,
GFCS Management Committee

Brief introduction: Global Framework for Climate Services

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Bruce Hewitson,
IPCC WG II

Introductory Talk 1: Summary/overview on observational needs for different regions

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Roger Pulwarty,
IPCC SREX

Introductory Talk 2: Summary on the IPCC Special Report on extreme events

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Sector-related Talks

 

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Freshwater

 

Heike Bach,
Vista GmbH

Food security and production

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Tania Osejo Carrillo,
WFP

How climate information is helping food insecure populations to build resilience through a comprehensive approach

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Joern Birkmann,
IPCC WGII

Disaster risk reduction

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Bettina Menne,
WHO

Health

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Christos Mitas,
Risk management solutions

Risky business - Observational needs

 

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Economics of adaptation - Opportunities and needs

 

 

Discussion: Questions and Challenges

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Session 4. (Facilitators: Stefan Roesner and Florin Vladu)

Workshop Goal 4: “Assessing the adequacy of national and regional networks and records for detection of climate trends to inform global, regional and national assessments of climate change and for developing regional and national climate risk profiles.”

Presenter

Title of presentation

Link

 

Adaptation Strategies across climate timescales

 

Roger Pulwarty,
IPCC WGII

Adaptation planning and implementation

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Joern Birkmann,
IPCC WGII

Information needs in the DRR management community

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Mario Hernandez, Future Earth

Future Earth – Observational needs

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Discussion: Questions and Challenges

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Day 3: Thursday, 12 February 2015

Continuation of Session 4. (Facilitators: Stefan Roesner and Florin Vladu)

Presenter

Title of presentation

Link

Florin Vladu, UNFCCC secretariat

Introduction

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Party perspectives focusing on national and regional needs

 

Brazil

Brazil status

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China

The challenge for national observations in support of preparedness and adaptation to climate change in China

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European Commission

The Copernicus Climate Change (C3) Service

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Germany

Climate observations in Germany

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Norway

Climate change adaptation activities in Norway

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Mali

Mali-Meteo and the challenge of enhancing systematic observations

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Russian Federation

Systematic climate observations

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Solomon Islands

Enhancing observations in Solomon Islands and the region to support preparedness and adaptation in a changing climate

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Introduction to relevant UNFCCC work

 

Abias Huongo,
LEG

Needs for data and climate observations emerging in support of the NAPs and the work of the LEG

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Klaus Radunsky,
Adaptation Committee

Linkages between systematic observation and the work of the Adaptation Committee

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Miwa Kato,
UNFCCC secretariat

Linkages between systematic observation and the work of the Executive Committee on Loss and Damage

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Discussion: Questions and Challenges

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Session 5. (Facilitators: Carlos Martin Novella, Stephen Briggs and Stefan Roesner)

Workshop Goal 5: “Identifying paths for addressing institutional and local capacities (including NMHSs) needed to observe, monitor, rescue, archive and process and sustain climate networks"

Ed Harrison and
Roger Pulwarty
GCOS

Discussion: Toward Smart Practices

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Summary (Facilitators: Carlos Martin Novella, Stephen Briggs and Stefan Roesner)

 

 Summary of the main findings of the workshop

 

Information for Participants

Information for participants

 

Background Material

GCOS

Introduction to GCOS and the Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)

The Concept of Essential Climate Variables in Support of Climate Research, Applications, and Policy, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95, 1431–1443

Report of the GCOS Workshop on Observations for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change, Offenbach, Germany, 26–28 February 2013

Report of the joint GCOS/GOFC-GOLD Workshop on Observations for Climate Change Mitigation, Geneva, Switzerland, 5-7 May 2014

Workshop on IPCC AR5: Lessons Learnt for Climate Change Research and WCRP, International Space Sciences Institute, Bern, Switzerland, 8-10 September 2014

 

UNFCCC

COP 19, Warsaw 2013, Side Event:  Dialogue with the systematic observation community on activities relevant to the Convention

Review of the Long Term Global Goal to reduce GHG emissions so as to hold the increase in global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels

National Adaptation Plans

Work programme on Loss & Damage

National Communications

 

IPCC

Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5):

 

Language:

English