• 04
    Mar
    2008
  • 08
    Mar
    2008
Expert meeting
NWP Expert meeting on methods and tools and on data and observations

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

conference room

City:

Mexico City

Country:

Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico
4-7 March 2008


Introduction and overview

The SBSTA requested the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, to organize an expert meeting, before the twenty-eighth session of the SBSTA, with the participation of Parties, users and developers of methods and tools, relevant organizations, and representatives from sectoral and other communities to advance consideration of methods and tools. The SBSTA also requested the secretariat to include consideration of relevant matters on data and observations in this expert meeting. 
 Baseline paper (168 kB)  


Agenda and report

 Final agenda (129 kB)
Report on the expert meeting
International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD coverage of the meeting


Presentations
Introduction and scope

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Roberto Acosta

UNFCCC secretariat

 Adaptation (140 kB) - current and future within the broader context of the UNFCCC

Ms. Olga Pilifosova 

UNFCCC secretariat

Nairobi work programme -  methods and tools (105 kB)

Ms. Rocio Lichte 

UNFCCC secretariat

Nairobi work programme -  data and observations (98 kB)

Ms. María Gutiérrez

UNFCCC secretariat

 Background information (78 kB) on methods and tools and data and observations

Methods and tools for impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessment and improvement of adaptation planning, measures and actions

A. Application and applicability of methods and tools  

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Joel Smith

Stratus Consulting

 Overview of frameworks, methods and tools (418 kB)

Mr. Balisi J. Gopolang

Botswana

 Methods and tools used in Botswana (638 kB)

Mr. Ahmad J. Shaaban

Malaysia

 Malaysian experience (1479 kB) in fine resolution of regioanl climate projection for vulnerability assessment and adaptation in the wake of climate change

Ms. Habiba Gitay

World Bank

 Resources for managing climate change (795 kB)

B. Development of methods and tools

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Daniel Murdiyarso

START secretariat

 The need for further development of methods and tools(78 kB)

Mr. Iñigo J. Losada

Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental “IH Cantabria”

 A methodology for impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessment in the coastal zone (8147 kB)

Mr. Yvan Biot

United Kingdom

 Methods and tools in action (390 kB) - Screening UK development programmes for risks from climate change

Mr. Sergei Chicherin

Russia

 Quantification, ranking and mapping of climate resources potential (303 kB)

C. Dissemination of methods and sharing experience

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Ms. Xianfu Lu

UNDP

 Existing practices in dissemination of methods and tools and sharing experiences (477 kB)

Mr. José Ramón Picatoste Ruggeroni

Ibero-American Network of Climate Change Offices

 Sharing experiences in regions (286 kB)

Ms. Donye Numa

Cook Islands

 Experience from the Cook Islands (346 kB)

Discussions and recommendations on methods and tools

  •  Group 1 (55 kB) on assisting with application of tools and methods
  •  Group 2 (56 kB) on advancing dissemination and sharing experiences
  •  Group 3 (52 kB) on promoting development and improvement
  •  Group 4 (30 kB) on improving the knowledge of available tools for informed decision-making

Data and observations relevant to impact and vulnerability assessments

A. Promoting implementation and improvements of observations, including the monitoring of climate variability  

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. William Westermeyer

GCOS

 An overview of the global climate observing system (GCOS) and its interaction with the UNFCCC (148 kB)

Mr. Amir Delju

WMO

 Improved understanding of climate variability for adaptation(1755 kB)

Mr. Joseph Intsiful

Met Office Hadley Centre, UK

 PRECIS (1498 kB) : Facilitating capacity building and technology transfer to enable climate change mitigation and adaptation activities worldwide

B. Collection, management and use of observational data

Presenter

Party

Subject

Ms. Constanta Boroneant

Romania

Collection, management and use of observational data in Romania (1518 kB)

Mr. Mamadou A. Diallo

Mali

 Perspective nationales (989 kB) - collecte, gestion et utilisation des données d’observation 

Mr. Abel Afouda 

Benin

Collection, management and use of observational data -  a regional perspective (1378 kB)

C. Exchange and access to observational data and information  

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Francis Zwiers

Environment Canada

 Observational data and information (1171 kB)

Ms. Cecilia Conde

Mexico, on behalf of IPCC TGICA

IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis ( TGICA (273 kB) )

Mr. Qamar-Uz-Zaman Chaudhry

Pakistan

 NMHSs role in facilitating climate change adaptation at national levels (2014 kB)

D. Gaps and deficiencies in data and observations, opportunities and recommendations

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Carlos Fuller

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

 Experiences on data and observational requirements in the Caribbean (134 kB)

Ms. Manola Brunet

Univeristy Rovira I Virgili, Spain

Data, capacity and user needs for impacts and vulnerability assessments in support of adaptation: assessing availability and needs for the development of historical climate datasets - the WMO MEDARE initiative (2794 kB)

Ms. Lyudmila Skripnikova

Uzbekistan

 Gaps and needs in data and observations (101 kB) , opportunities and recommendations for impacts and vulnerability assessment in support of adaptation in Uzbekistan

Mr. Roger Rivero

Cuba

 Climate change scenarios and impact assessments in the Caribbean (82 kB) : agriculture and water resources

Discussions and recommendations on data and observations

  •  Group 1 (91 kB) on promoting implementation and improvements in data and observations
  •  Group 2 (147 kB) on improving capacity for collection, management and use of observational data
  •  Group 3 (65 kB) on exchange and access to observational data and information, including stakeholder needs

Background documentation

Methods and Tools
Submissions from Parties and relevant organizations

Synthesis report

  • FCCC/SBSTA/2007/8
    Synthesis of information and views on methods and tools submitted by Parties and relevant organizations

Data and Observations
Submissions from the WMO and its member States and other relevant organizations

Language:

English