• 10
    Apr
    2019
Forum
2019 Adaptation Forum by the Adaptation Committee - Engagement of the private sector in adaptation planning processes, including NAPs: Challenges and opportunities

Time:

14:00 - 17:30

Room:

Ballroom A

Venue:

Songdo Convensia Convention Center

City:

Songdo

Country:

Republic of Korea

The AC convened a workshop in 2018 on fostering engagement of the agri-food sector in resilience to climate change, co-organized with the International Trade Centre. The Adaptation Forum will share the key outcomes of the workshop and facilitate dialogues on challenges and solutions with key actors from diverse perspectives.

The 2019 Adaptation Forum will be organized in two sessions, with the first one focusing on the challenges and the second one focusing on the opportunities in engaging the private sector in  adaptation planning processes, including the NAP process, in particular beyond the implementation phase:

Session 1 - Challenges:

  1. What are barriers for governments to include the private sector in adaptation planning processes? Can any of the government representatives present share an example of how the private sector has been involved beyond the implementation phase?
  2. What are the barriers for the private sector to get involved in adaptation planning processes? Is there a broad understanding by private sector representatives of the adaptation planning processes;
  3. What are concrete measures to overcome these challenges;

Session 2 - Opportunities

  1. How do governments benefit from including the private sector in the adaptation planning processes  beyond the implementation phase? What are good practices and lessons learned for mutually beneficial involvement?
  2. What role can international, business and civil society organizations play in this regard?

 

Preliminary Agenda

Time

What

Who

14:00

Session 1 - Challenges

5 min

Opening and framing of the Adaptation Forum

Moderator
Mr. Emerson Resende
Green Climate Fund

5 min

Overview of AC work and key outcomes from the private sector workshop

Ms. Cecilia da Silva Bernardo
Adaptation Committee member

15 mins

Engaging the private sector in national adaptation planning processes 
Launch of a new publication by the NAP Global Network

Link to the study

Mr. Alec Crawford
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Presentation

30 mins

Panel discussion on the challenges in engaging the private sector in the adaptation planning processes

Mr. Alec Crawford
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Mr. Antwi-Boasiako Amoah
Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana

Mr. Pablo Devis
Fondo Acción

35 mins

Breakout group session
Issues will be collected, and the audience will be divided into groups to discuss how to overcome the challenges

 

 

15:30

Coffee break

 

16:00

Session 2 - Opportunities

15 mins

Report back from the groups

Rapporteurs

15 mins

Success story
Involvement of the private sector in adaptation planning process based on the case of Red Stripe, Jamaica

Ms. Dianne Ashton-Smith
Red Stripe

Presentation

45 mins

Panel discussion on the opportunities in engaging the private sector in adaptation planning processes

Ms. Dianne Ashton-Smith
Red Stripe

Mr. Jason Spensley
Green Climate Fund

Ms. Lena Klockemann
GIZ

15 mins

Wrap up and next steps

Moderator
Mr. Emerson Resende
Green Climate Fund

Language:

English