• 26
    Mar
    2012
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    Mar
    2012
Expert meeting
Expert meeting on assessing the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change

Time:

09:00 - 18:30

Venue:

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

City:

Tokyo

Country:

Japan

Background  

Parties requested the secretariat to organize, before its thirty-sixth session, an expert meeting to address issues related to assessing the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change.

The expert meeting  took into account the following questions in accordance with the mandate:

1. What are the data and information requirements for assessing impacts and climate risk, at different levels and for a broad range of sectors and ecosystems? What data are available and where are the gaps? 

2. What methods and tools are available  for risk assessment, including their requirements, strengths and weaknesses, and can they address social and environmental impacts? 

3. What are the capacity needs for applying risk assessment methods on the ground, including for facilitating their application in developing countries? 

4. How can the results of risk assessments be optimally formulated in order to support decision-making? What are the desired methods for presenting the results of risk assessment exercises so that they drive decision-making? 

The meeting took into account inputs from relevant organizations and other stakeholders, and drew on expertise within and outside the Convention, with a view to generating an adequate knowledge base for the discussion on a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events (thematic area 2).

Thematic areas of the work programme on loss and damage  

Broad thematic areas to be considered in the implementation of the work programme on loss and damage associate with the adverse effects of climate change

I - Assessing the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change and the current knowledge on the same

II - A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events, taking into consideration experience at all levels

III - The role of the Convention in enhancing the implementation of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change

For additional information see the SBI 34 report (paragraphs 106-116) and decision adopted by the COP at its 17th session.

Information for participants
Agenda (195 kB) (final version)
Logistical information (346 kB)
Background paper - Executive summary (106 kB) - Full version (1551 kB)

Session 1 - Framing the discussion

Presenter and Organization

Presentation

Mr. Nobuo Minura, Ibaraki University

Relevant research initiatives from Japan on assessing the loss and damage  associated with the adverse impacts of climate change (1786 kB)

Mr. Andrew Maskrey, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Disaster risk reduction perspective of assessing the loss and damage  associated with the adverse impacts of climate change (2372 kB)

Ms. Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative

Loss and damage from weather variability: the role of risk sharing and transfer (3118 kB)

Mr. Paul Clements-Hunt, The Blended Capital Group

Financial Risk Management Perspective on assessing the loss and damage  associated with the adverse impacts of climate change (441 kB)

Mr. Thinley Namgyel, Bhutan, on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG)

National adaptation plans process – where does loss and damage fit in (335 kB)

Session 2 - Data, information requirements for assessing impacts and climate risk

Presenter and Organization

Presentation

Ms. Estefania Jimenez, Meteorological National Institute, Costa Rica

Opening remarks (86 kB)

Mr. Yoshinori Oikawa, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan

Opening remarks (89 kB)

Mr. Stefan Roesner, National Meteorological Service, Deutscher Wetterdiens (DWD)

Opening remarks (164 kB)

Mr. James Beedle, Willis Japan Insurance Broker K.K.

Willis Research Network: developing new science supply chains through the modeled world (2543 kB)

Session 3 - Methods and tools for risk assessment: requirements, strenghts, weakness, can they address socio-environmental impacts?

Presenter and Organization

Presentation

Ms. Swenja Surminski, London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Key findings from the background paper (281 kB)

Mr. Adthaporn Sinhawichai, Thailand Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Research and International Cooperation Bureau

Flood management and risk assessment approaches, including in the context of the Natural Catastrophe Insurance Fund: Thailand 2011 Flood Experience (2400 kB)

Mr. Steve Wade, HR Wallingford, Water and Climate Change

Summary of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2012 & reflections on methods and tools for addressing social and environmental impacts (4546 kB)

Ms. Litea Biukoto, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative: better Information for Smarter Investments (9859 kB)

Mr. Joseph Daniel Intsiful, Africa Adaptation Programme

Current practice and lessons learned from the Africa Adaptation Programme (1197 kB)

Mr. Murray Simpson, University of Oxford

Economic cost assessment in the context of sea level rise (1192 kB)

Mr. Jostacio M. Lapitan, World Health Organization

Human health and climate change (1209 kB)

Language:

English