• 27
    Aug
    2012
  • 30
    Aug
    2012
Expert meeting
Work programme on loss and damage - Expert Meeting IV

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

United Nations Conference Centre

City:

Bangkok

Country:

Thailand

27 - 29 August 2012
Bangkok, Thailand


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).

Agenda and Logistical information

 Agenda (169 kB)
The meeting took place in the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

United Nations Conference Centre
UNESCAP, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 2288 1976, Fax: +66 (0) 2288 3022
Web-site: http://www.unescap.org/uncc/
 Information for participants (365 kB)

Information sheets on a range of approaches to address loss and damage provided by participants of the meeting 

Information on approaches contributed by Parties

A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the local/sub-national level

 Combination of structural and non-structural(bioengineering) measures for reduction of risk from flooding/flash flooding (158 kB)

Georgia                                   

 Plantation of windbreaks for prevention of land degradation and aridization of agricultural soils (80 kB)

Georgia

 Crop insurance (118 kB)

Thailand

A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the national level

 Assessing impact of climate change and quantifying loss and damages in the water and agriculture sectors of Nepal (129 kB)

Nepal                                       

 Realization of adaptation measures to climate change at the national level (46 kB)              

Ukraine                                    

 Central Agency’s study of the Economic of Climate Change for Malaysia: Water Resources Sector (226 kB)

Malaysi

Information on approaches contributed by organizations

A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts related to slow onset events

 Range of approach for managing the risk of sea level rise at the sub-national level (173 kB)

BRAC University, Bangladesh

 Approach to address the potential risk of agricultural production and food security from future climate change (77 kB)

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

 Research and monitoring of glaciers, rivers and lakes (86 kB)

ZOI Environment Network

 A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the local-subnational level

 Afat Vimo (Disaster Insurance) (133 kB)

All India Disaster Mitigation Institure (AIDMI)

 A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the national level

 Reducing loss and damage associated with weather and climate extremes through climate risk management initiatives (68 kB)

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

 Mainstreaming scientific knowledge into the formulation and implementatoon of adaptqqation plans at national and sub-national scales (116 kB)

APN Secretariat

 The Adapting to Climate Change in China Project (ACCC) (244 kB)

DFID China

 Development of Natural Disaster Risk Atlas (interactive web-based and hardcover Atlas) for Georgia (88 kB)

Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) 

 Post-disaster damage and loss assessment (DaLA) and post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) (93 kB)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

 Coping with the impact of climate change on agriculture and food and nutritional security (61 kB)

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

 Approach by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (141 kB)

International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

 Development of the Methodology for Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Risk Assessment (133 kB)

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

 Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Risk Reduction of Tsho Rolpa Glacial Lake, Nepal (85 kB)

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the regional and international levels

 Reducing vulnerability to extreme floods and climate change in the Dniester river basin (124 kB)

ZOI Environment Network

 Assisting national planning bodies to understand and assess the expected impacts of climate change, the interactions with rapid development and the adaptation needs/scopes suited for the Mekong River Basin Mekong River Commission Secretariat (57 kB)

Mekong River Commission Secretariat

 Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Initative (130 kB)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

 Lessons from the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (143 kB)

The Asia Pacific Adapation Network (APAN)

Compilation document (717 kB)

Presentations from the expert meeting

Session 1 - Framing the discussion on loss and damage

Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow, Chair of the SBI

 Objectives and scope of the meeting (143 kB)

Mr. Bach Tan Sinh, IPCC

 Climate change related risks that are most relevant to the region based on the SREX results (1836 kB)

Ms. Koko Warner, UNU

 Overview of a range of approaches to address loss and damage currently in practice in region: Key findings from the background paper (102 kB)

Session 2 - A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts related to slow onset events

Mr. Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD

 Key issues relevant to impacts associated with slow onset events in the region (154 kB)

Breakout group discussion 1 to share experience and lessons learned associated with climate change impacts related to slow onset events, with a view to identifying regional priorities

 Group 1: Glacier retreat and its related impacts

 Report to plenary (58 kB)

 Group 2: Land degradation and desertification

 Report to plenary (59 kB)

 Group 3: Loss of biodiversity, including ocean acidification

 Report to plenary (121 kB)

 Group 4: Sea level rise and salinization

 Report to plenary (74 kB)

Session 4 - A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the national level

Mr. Charles Rogers, ADB

  Economics for climate change adaptation: case for action (3788 kB)

Mr. Sanny Jegillos, UNDP

  Key elements for consideration in adressing loss and damage from climate changet impacts for countries in the region (606 kB)

Breakout group discussion 2 - Sharing experiences at the national and subnational levels

 Group 1: Risk transfer, including insurance, risk retention

  Report to plenary (51 kB)

 Group 2: Risk prevention/adaptation measures

  Report to plenary (98 kB)

 Group 3: Institutional governance relevant to loss and damage

  Report to plenary (56 kB)

Session 5 - A range of approache to address loss and damage at the regional and international levels

Mr. Olivier Mahul, World Bank

 Disaster risk financing solutions in addressing the loss and damage associated with climate change impacts for the region (3155 kB)

Mr. Anthony Green, Mekong River Commission,

 Good practices in approaches on transboundary river basin management in the context of climate change impacts: perspectives from Mekong River Commission (2683 kB)

Ms. Lesya Nikolayeva, Zoi Environmental Network

 Good practices in approaches on transboundary river basin management in the context of climate change  impacts: Perspectives from Zoi Environmental Network: (3228 kB)

Breakout group discussion 3 - Identifying priorities for the region in addressing loss and damage

Group 1 - addressing mainly experiences and priorities of Central Asia and Eastern Europe

  Report to plenary (57 kB)

Group 2 - addressing mainly experiences and priorities of South Asia

  Report to plenary (88 kB)

Group 3 - addressing mainly experiences and priorities of South East Asia

  Report to plenary (57 kB)

Session 6 - Links and synergies between approaches and regional priorities

Mr. Roger Jones, Victoria University

 Relevant elements to address questions of the session (265 kB)  

Rapporteurs:
Mr. Sönke Kreft, Ms. Erin Roberts and Mr. Akhilesh Surjan

 Summary of key discussion points (132 kB)   

Contextualization of key issues discussed according to the COP question, facilitators of the previous session: Session 3 (91 kB) (Ms. Koko Warner);  Session 4 (94 kB) (Mr. Richard Merzian);  Session 5 (46 kB) (Mr. Mozaharul Alam)

Session 7 - Available support and key messages

Ms. Marina Maiero                                                                                           WHO

 WHO perspectives (105 kB)

Language:

English