• 10
    Mar
    2008
  • 13
    Mar
    2008
Expert meeting
Expert meeting on socio-economic information under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

Port of Spain

City:

Port of Spain

Country:

Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
10 to 12 March 2008


Introduction and overview  
The SBSTA requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the Chair of SBSTA, an expert meeting, before its twenty-eighth session, on ways and means to improve the integration of socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments, including as they relate to adaptation planning.  The SBSTA requested the secretariat  to take into into account information and views from Parties and relevant organizations on matters relating to the availability of information on the socio-economic aspects of climate change and improving the integration of socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments, including information on the development of socio-economic scenarios and for understanding adaptive capacity, including:

  • Existing approaches and available data

  • Needs, gaps, barriers and constraints

  • Ways and means to improve availability and access to relevant information, including information on costs and benefits, as well as its better integration into impact and vulnerability assessments

 Final agenda (147 kB)
 Background paper (192 kB)
Report on the expert meeting
International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD coverage of the meeting

Submissions from Parties and organizations

FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.21 and Add.1
Information and views on socio-economic information. Submissions from Parties.

FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.22
Information and views on socio-economic information. Submissions from relevant organizations.

Submissions from admitted non-governmental organizations

Presentations
Introduction and overview

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Youssef Nassef

UNFCCC secretariat

 Recent, ongoing and expected developments on adaptation under the UNFCCC (33 kB)

Mr. Festus Luboyera

UNFCCC secretariat

 The Nairobi work programme and socio-economic information (40 kB)

Mr. Hugh Pitcher

IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA)

 Overview on socio-economic information (338 kB) in the context of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to the climate change

Stocktaking on what socio-economic information and approaches are available and in use

  • At different spatial scales

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Alex de Sherbinin

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

 Regional scale (1124 kB)

Mr.  Ainun Nishat

The World Conservation Union - IUCN 

 National Scale (379 kB)

Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 Local scale (172 kB)

  • In different sectors and systems 

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Emil A. Cherrington

Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC)

 Water resources (8245 kB)  

Mr. Albert Binger

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)

 Agriculture and food security (207 kB)

Mr. Hans-Martin Füssel

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

 Health (1777 kB)

Mr. Espen Ronneberg

Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

 Coastal zones (265 kB)

Mr. Peter Poschen 

International Labour Organization (ILO)

 Employment and incomes (210 kB)

Ways and means to improve availability, accessibility and effectiveness of information on socio-economic aspects of climate change 

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Ms. Heather McGray

World Resources Institute (WRI)

 Framing socio-economic data priorities for impact and vulnerability assessments (68 kB)

Mr. Alex de Sherbinin

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

 Gaps and needs - an information provider perspective (460 kB)

Ms. Malgosia Madajewicz

International Research Institute for Climate and
Society

 Information needs and gaps for assessing progress on adaptation (49 kB)

Ms. Pasha Carruthers

Cook Islands

 Gaps and needs - a user perspective (918 kB)

Mr. Ken Johm

African Development Bank

 Current gaps and needs of information on socio-economic aspects of climate change from the perspective of the information user (391 kB)

Integrating socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Ms. Fernanda Zermoglio

Stockholm Environment Institute

 Integrating socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments (744 kB)

Mr. Lawrence Flint

Environnement et développement du tiers-monde
(ENDA-TM)

 Integrating socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments (657 kB)

Ms. Martha Yvette de Aguilar

El Salvador

 Experience from El Salvador (443 kB)

Ms. Maggie Opondo

Kenya

 Experience from Kenya (200 kB)

Discussions and recommendations

  • On ways and means to improve availability, accessibility and effectiveness of information on socio-economic aspects of climate change 
    Group 1 on the  provider perspective (231 kB)  facilitated by Ms. Sharon Hutchinson, Trinidad and Tobago
    Group 2 on the  user perspective (31 kB) facilitated by Ms. Beth Lavender, Canada 

  • On integrating socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments

     Group 1 (53 kB) facilitated by Ms. Heather McGray, WRI
     Group 2 (31 kB) facilitated by Mr. Lawrence Flint, ENDA-TM

Language:

English