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    Jun
    2012
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    Jun
    2012
Expert meeting
Work programme on loss and damage - Expert Meeting II

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

Menelik II Avenue

City:

Addis Ababa

Country:

Ethiopia

Expert meeting on a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events

 

13-15 June 2012
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


   Background  

Parties requested the secretariat to organize, before its thirty-sixth session, an expert meeting to address issues related to a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events, taking into consideration experience at all levels.

The expert meeting took into account the following questions in accordance with the mandate:

1. What is the full range of approaches and tools that can be used to address the risk of loss and damage, at all levels and for a broad range of sectors and ecosystems, considering both extreme weather events and slow onset events? Such approaches and tools include, inter alia, conventional, non-conventional and innovative instruments to address specific types of loss and damage in the context of this thematic area, especially those driven by the multiplying, magnifying and intensifying effects of climate change at the national, subnational and local levels. What is known about the relative cost-effectiveness of these tools?

2. What are the foundational resource requirements (e.g. budget, infrastructure, and technical capacity for implementation) in order for different strategies and tools to be effectively applied?
3. What are the lessons learned from existing efforts within both the public and private sectors, considering elements of design, limitations, challenges and best practices?
4. What are the links and synergies between risk reduction and other instruments such as risk transfer? How can comprehensive risk management portfolios or toolkits be designed?
5. How can risk management approaches be tailored to national contexts? How can
Parties and other stakeholders evaluate which tools might be most appropriate for their particular risks and circumstances?

Thematic areas of the work programme on loss and damage  

Broad thematic areas to be considered in the implementation of the work programme on loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change:

I - Assessing the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change and current knowledge on the same

II - A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events, taking into consideration experience at all levels

III - The role of the Convention in enhancing the implementation of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change

For additional information see the SBI 34 report (paragraphs 106-116) and decision adopted by the COP at its 17th session.

Agenda (101 kB)

Logistical information for participants (275 kB)

Background notes (176 kB)

Session 1 - Framing the discussion on loss and damage from the African perspective

Presenter and Party/organization

Presentation

Ms. Balgis Osman Elasha, IPCC

Climate-related risks that are most relevant to the African context(2471 kB)

Mr. Tom Owiyo,
UNECA-ACPC

Priority areas of concerns, sectors and systems, and types of loss and damage envisaged in the region (353 kB)

Ms. Koko Warner,
UNU

Overview of a range of approaches to address loss and damage currently in practice in Africa - Key findings from the literature review (990 kB)

Mr. Ladislaus Kyaruzi, Republic of Tanzania

Significance of addressing loss and damage for Africa and important elements of the work programme on loss and damage for COP 18 (313 kB)

Session 2 - Approaches for risk reduction

Presenter and organization

Presentation

Mr. Gilbert Ouma,
University of Nairobi/
IGAD Climate Prediction
and Applications Centre

Early warning systems: a risk reduction strategy for local communities(606 kB)

Mr. Ron Cadribo,
UNISDR/Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor to the African Union Commission

Flood risk reduction and management in Mozambique: national and sub-regional dimension (329 kB)

Mr. Dula Shanko,
WMO

WMO Statement for the UNFCCC expert meeting on a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change,including impacts related to extreme weather and slow onset events (236 kB)

Session 3 - Approaches for risk retention and risk transfer

Presenter and organization

Presentation

Mr. Daniel Osgood,
International Research Institute
for Climate and Society,
Columbia University

An example of risk transfer measures at the micro level (385 kB)

Mr. Animesh Kumar,
WFP

Risk management and transfer: the Ethiopian experience (544 kB)

Ms. Fatima Kassam,
Africa Risk Capacity

An example of risk transfer measures at the macro level (605 kB)

Session 4 - Approaches for addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts related to slow onset events

Presenter and organization

Presentation

Mr. Jonathan Davies,
IUCN

Managing loss and damage in African drylands (1102 kB)

Mr. Amadou Sall,
Centre de Suivi Ecologique

Findings from vulnerability assessment for coastal erosion in Senegal (1067 kB)

Mr. Leuleseged Tadesse,
Desta, OSS

Perspective from a regional centre (336 kB)

Session 5 - Links and synergies between approaches, and the roles of different stakeholders

Presenter and organization

Presentation

Mr. Laban Ogallo,
IGAD-ICPAC

Regional perspective on post disaster loss assessments related to climate extremes in greater horn of Africa (1268 kB)

Contextualizing discussion points by rapporteurs of Days 1 and 2:
Mr. Amanuel Zenebe, University of Mekelle, Mr. Ernest Molua, University of Buea, Mr. Joseph Daron, University of Cape Town, Mr. Clavery Tungaraza, Sokoine University of Agriculture.
Session 1 (532 kB) , session 2 (74 kB) , session 3 (86 kB) , session 4 (51 kB)

Language:

English