• 05
    Feb
    2007
  • 08
    Feb
    2007
Expert meeting
UNFCCC expert meeting on adaptation for small island developing States (SIDS)

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

Kingston

City:

Kingston

Country:

Jamaica

Part I for Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean SIDS
5 to 7 February 2007, Kingston, Jamaica

Presentations

Session 1: Introduction and Background

Recent developments on adaptation under the UNFCCC

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Kishan Kumarsingh

Chair of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)

The Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change (NWP)

Ms. Annett Möhner

UNFCCC Secretariat

Other recent developments on adaptation under the UNFCCC

Objectives and Background 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Festus Luboyera

UNFCCC Secretariat

Decision 1/CP.10 and the objectives of the expert meeting 

Mr. Clifford Mahlung, on behalf of Mr. Graham Sem 

Jamaica

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in SIDS

 

Session 2: Integrated vulnerability and adaptation assessments

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Arthur Rolle

Bahamas

Integrated vulnerability and adaptation assessments 

Mr. Abel Centella Artola

Cuba

Impacts and vulnerability studies in Cuba 

Mr. Kam-biu Liu

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Hurricane risk and societal vulnerability in the Caribbean region 

 

Session 3: Adaptation planning and implementation

Adaptation planning and implementation

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Edmund Jackson

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Adaptation planning and implementation 

Mr. Oliver Hillel

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Biodiversity and climate change adaptation in tourism 

Ms. Ana Treasure 

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Climate variability: Health effects 

Community-based adaptation approaches 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Earl Green

CARICOM Climate Change Center (CCCCC)

Community-based adaptation approaches   

Mr. Espen Ronneberg

Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Community-based adaptation in the Pacific (Presentation ) (Paper )

Support for adaptation in the context of sustainable development 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Ms. Charmaine Gomes

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Support for adaptation to climate change in SIDS 

Mr. Rawleston Moore, on behalf of Ms. Bonizella Biagini

GEF

GEF support to adaptation 

Mr. David Smith

UNDP

UNDP climate change adaptation strategy 

Ms. Seraphine Haeussling

World Bank

Adaptation to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean 

Linkages with the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation 

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Espen Ronneberg

Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Linkages with the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation 

Mr. Festus Luboyera

UNFCCC Secretariat

Current agenda items under the UNFCCC   

 

Session 4: Risk management and risk reduction

Risk management and risk reduction

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Leo Brewster  

Barbados

Coastal Erosion Risk Mitigation Strategies applied in a SIDS: The Barbados Model 

Mr. Carlos Fuller

Belize

Warning system in the Caribbean 

Ms. Nicole Alleyne

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)

Climate change and disaster risk management and reduction

Ms. Patricia Ramirez

UN-ISDR

Adapting to climate change and reducing disaster risk  

Roundtable on Insurance

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Nick Silver

United Kingdom

Climate change, SIDS and insurance 

Ms. MJ Mace

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD)

Insurance mechanisms for SIDS to address the impacts of climate change   

Mr. Al Binger and Ms. Christine Duncan

Jamaica

Insurance coverage in Caribbean SIDS and implications for adaptation to climate change 

 

Session 5: Regional collaboration

Roundtable on regional SIDS collaboration

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Mr. Michael Taylor

Jamaica

Lessons from the PRECIS Caribbean Climate Change Project

Mr. Emil Cherrington

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

The role of data and information infrastructures in supporting climate change adaptation in Latin America and the Caribbean 

Mr. Espen Ronneberg  

Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Adaptation activities in the Pacific region 

Ms. Kakuko Nagatani

UNEP/ROLAC

Regional collaboration

Roundtable on North-South collaboration

Presenter

Party/Organization

Subject

Ms. Pascale Babillot 

France

France’s support to North-South collaboration for adaptation to climate change 

Mr. Adrian Butt

United Kingdom

North-South collaboration on climate change adaptation 

Mr. John Furlow 

United States of America

Collaboration and capacity-building

Language:

English