• 22
    Jun
    2010
  • 25
    Jun
    2010
Workshop
NWP workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

City:

Madrid

Country:

Spain

Dates: 22-24 June 2010
Madrid, Spain


Background  

The SBSTA at its 28th session requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA and before SBSTA 32 (June 2010), a technical workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options involving representatives from Parties, relevant organizations, communities and experts with a view to facilitating the identification of appropriate adaptation practices and measures and avoiding maladaptation.

The workshop will take into account:

  • Submissions (available in document FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.9/Rev.1) by Parties and organizations on efforts undertaken, including methods used to assess the costs and benefits of adaptation options, as well as their views on lessons learned, good practices, gaps and needs
  • Synthesis report on efforts undertaken to assess the costs and benefits of adaptation options, and views on lessons learned, good practices, gaps and needs based on above submissions and other relevant sources (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/3)
  • Technical paper reviewing the existing literature on the potential costs and benefits of adaptation options (FCCC/TP/2009/2

The workshop will be held under the area of socio-economic information, under which activities are undertaken with a view to advancing sub-theme a (v) of the Nairobi work programme, “Promoting the availability of information on the socioeconomic aspects of climate change and improving the integration of socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments”.


Agenda and report  

 Final agenda (163 kB)
 List of participants (215 kB)
Summaries of efforts undertaken by Parties and organizations to assess the costs and the benefits of adaptation options
Report on the workshop


Presentations  

Session 1 - Introduction

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Ms. Annett Möhner

UNFCCC

Background on the Nairobi work programme, the context of assessments of costs and benefits of adaptation options and the scope of the workshop (322 kB)

Mr. Paul Watkiss 

Watkiss Associates

  Overview of the technical paper and the synthesis report (444 kB)

Session 2 - Methodologies

Overview

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Anil Markandya

Basque Center for Climate Change

 Main methodological issues, including related to the assessments of costs and the assessments of benefits (411 kB)

Mr. Juan-Carlos Ciscar

Spain

 Assessing costs of climate change impacts and adaptation options: the PESETA project (1915 kB)

Approaches to appraise adaptation options

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Michael Mullan

United Kingdom

 Cost-Benefit Analysis (1175 kB)

Mr. Taito Nakalevu

Secretariat of the Pacific-Regional Environment Programme

 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (567 kB)

Mr. Birama Diarra

Mali

 Multi-Criteria Analysis (560 kB)

Session 3 - Assessments of costs and benefits in different sectors

Group 1:  Agriculture and ecosystem/biodiversity
 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Xin Ma

China

A brief introduction of Adapation in China (3451 kB)

Ms. Verónica Gutman

Instituto Torcuato di Tella

Assessing investment and financial needs for adaptation in the Agriculture and Biodiversity Sectors: experiences in Latin America (140 kB)

Mr. Sergio Margulis

World Bank

Assessment of Costs and Benefits in Agriculture in Mozambique (589 kB)

Group 2:  Water resources and health

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Felix Ankomah Asante

Ghana

Asessment of Adaptation Options in Ghana: Case Study of the Health Sector (145 kB)

Ms. Irina Atamuradova

Turkmenistan

Adaptation Costs of "Water facility" Sector under Adverse Climate Change Impacts in Turkmenistan (443 kB)

Mr. Guy Hutton

World Health Organization

Protecting Health from Global Climate Change: Economic Analysis to Enhance Policy and Design Support to Member States (423 kB)

Group 3:  Coastal zones, settlements and infrastructure

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Ms. Sandra Santamaria Rojas

Colombia

Colombia-Coastal Zones, Settlements and Infrastructure (2907 kB)

Ms. Elena Akentyeva

Russian Federation

Risk Management and Assessment of Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options for Selected Economy Sectors in Russian Federation (1650 kB)

Mr. Carlos Fuller

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

Special Adaptation to Climate Change (SPACC) Project-Caribbean (927 kB)

Language:

English