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Second Adaptation Forum


11:30 - 13:30


Panama City





Second Adaptation Forum



Second Adaptation Forum, organized by the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee “Institutional arrangements to build partnerships and strengthen regional networks” 

Panama, 7 March 2015, 10.30-12.30 

In conjunction with the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) Forum

Adaptation Forum is promoting regional cooperation for adaptationThe Adaptation Committee of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in collaboration with the Global Adaptation Network (GAN), hosts its second Adaptation Forum, on 7 March 2015. The event is part of the first global GAN Forum 6-7 March, in Panama City, Panama.

The first Adaptation Forum Adapting to a Changing Climate held on the sidelines of COP 19, December 2013, Warsaw, Poland, and the resulting video, advocated the importance globally of adaptation to climate change. With this second forum, the focus is on building partnerships and strengthening regional adaptation networks. 



Welcome and opening remarks
Moderator: Ms Imelda V. Abano

Introduction and background to the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee 
Mr Juan Hoffmaister, Adaptation Committee Co-chair
Presentation (11239 kB)

Institutional arrangements for national adaptation planning and implementation – 2014 AC Thematic Report
Ms Renske Peters, Adaptation Committee member
Presentation (158 kB)

Regional experiences: Interventions on institutional arrangements

Discussion: Building on regional experiences and institutional arrangements

  • What are the priority areas for cooperation to support improved regional institutional arrangements for adaptation?

  • How can partnerships be built and regional cooperation strengthened to support adaptation?

  • What actions undertaken through regional cooperation have been successful?

  • What can be done better? 

  • How can the AC engage more with regional networks and institutions?

Next steps and closing remarks
Moderator, Ms Imelda V. Abano; Mr Juan Hoffmaister, Adaptation Committee Co-chair

Further information

Adaptation Forum 2015 agenda  (562 kB)