2019 WIM Review Event

1 December 2019
Room 13 - Hall 9

IFEMA Feria de Madrid - Madrid, Spain

Agenda
Time Session
9:30 - 09:45

Opening

  • Opening remarks

             Mr. Emmanuel Dumisani Dlamini, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)

             Mr. Paul Watkinson, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)

             Mr. Andres Landerretche, Incoming COP Presidency

09:45 - 10:30

Session 1: Setting the scene

  • Introduction to the event

             Mr. Alf Wills, Mr. Donald Lemmen, co-facilitators

             Ms. Dawn Pierre-Nathoniel, co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

10:30 - 13:00

Session 2: Enhanced cooperation and facilitation in relation to slow onset events, non-economic losses, human mobility
 

  • Introduction to the session and an overview of actual outputs related to thematic areas on slow onset events, non-economic losses, human mobility, to serve as an introduction to ‘what has been done’

             Mr. Alf Wills, Mr. Donald Lemmen, co-facilitators

  • What have been the key highlights, successes achieved, and lessons learned within the context of these thematic areas? - insights from the Excom perspective

             Mr. Malcolm Ridout, member of the Executive Committee

  • Panel on the case of the Task force on displacement (TFD)

             Ms. Pepetua E. Latasi, Member of the Executive Committee - presentation
             Ms. Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
             Mr.  Atle Solberg, Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD)
             Ms. Kaat Landuyt, International Labour Organization (ILO)
             Ms. Madeline Garlick, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
             Ms. Pilar Bueno, Co-Chair of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee

             The TFD will explain its work, and how it has been contributing to enhancing understanding, improving a knowledge-base, and enhancing action and support in developing countries. The TFD will also share perspectives on what has been working well, what are the challenges encountered so far, what difference has it made, what are the synergies, coherence, collaboration within the UNFCCC and with ongoing efforts outside of the UNFCCC.

  • Questions and answers

Breakout group discussion from 11:45 to 13:00

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break 
14:00 - 16:30

Session 3: Enhanced cooperation and facilitation in relation to comprehensive risk management, action and support

  • Introduction to the session and an overview of actual outputs  related to comprehensive risk management, and action and support, to serve as an introduction to ‘what has been done’

             Mr. Alf Wills, Mr. Donald Lemmen, co-facilitators

  • What have been the key highlights, successes achieved, and lessons learned within the context of these thematic areas? - insights from the Excom perspective

              Ms. Le-Anne Roper, member of the Executive Committee - presentation

  • Panel on different modalities of collaboration on the case of the Technical Expert Group on Comprehensive Risk Management (TEG-CRM), collaboration with UNFCCC bodies and an example of collaboration with external partners in relation to comprehensive risk management, action and support.

             The TEG-CRM will explain the convening power and how the TEG-CRM work, and share perspectives on synergies, coherence, collaboration, and add-value of the TEG-CRM.

             Speakers share their perspectives on how engagement with the Executive Committee has helped broaden and/or scale up their work, within respective mandates, to assist developing countries in managing risks comprehensively in the context of averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts.

         Mr. Christoph Von Stechow, Member of the Executive Committee and the TEG-CRM
         Ms. Linda Ann Siegele, Technical member of the TEG-CRM
         Ms. Tuga Alaskary, InsuResilience Secretariat
         Ms. Adelle Thomas, member of the Technology Executive Committee - intervention 
         Mr. Mattias Frumerie, member of the Standing Committee on Finance

  • Questions and answers

Breakout group discussion from 15:15 to 16:15

16:30 - 17:45

Session 4: Opportunities for improving future work

  • Reporting back from breakout groups from Sessions 2 and 3 on key points raised
     
  • Plenary discussion on its long-term vision that guides ways in which the Warsaw International Mechanism may be enhanced and strengthened, and opportunities for improving future work
17:45 - 18:00  Closing

 

Guide for breakout group discussions

In the context of the WIM Review Event, breakout group discussions will help stimulate interactive and participatory discussions, in line with the Terms of Reference of the review, on progress on implementing the workplan of the Executive Committee of the WIM, as well as its long-term vision that guides ways in which the Warsaw International Mechanism may be enhanced and strengthened, as appropriate. Breakout group discussions will feed into a broader discussion in plenary, which will in turn help inform the review undertaken by the subsidiary bodies.

Breakout group discussions will take place during sessions 2 and 3 of the event, which will be facilitated by a moderator. Individuals will be randomly assigned to a group in order to ensure that all discussions benefit from a diversity of views. Each breakout group is asked to address all three guiding questions within the time allotted.

Groups will have the opportunity to report back during session 4. To facilitate this process, each breakout group is requested to nominate a rapporteur to report highlights of the discussion during session 4.

Session 2: Enhanced cooperation and facilitation in relation to slow onset events, non-economic losses, human mobility [Breakout groups to take place in the second half of the session]

Guiding Questions

Which workplan activities and outputs have had greatest impact, and which have worked less well?

How can we build on these past activities and outputs to enhance and strengthen these thematic works moving forward?

What are key gaps, if any, that remain to be addressed as part of these workstreams?

Session 3: Enhanced cooperation and facilitation in relation to comprehensive risk management, action and support [Breakout groups to take place in the second half of the session]

Guiding Questions

Which workplan activities and outputs have had greatest impact, and which have worked less well?

How can we build on these past activities and outputs to enhance and strengthen these thematic works moving forward?

What are key gaps, if any, that remain to be addressed as part of these workstreams?

Background

Decision 4/CP.22 provides recommendations regarding the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts.

The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will undertake the review at SB 51 (December 2019) based on the terms of reference they adopted at their 50th sessions (June 2019) and forward the output of the review to the appropriate body or bodies.*1

*1 Nothing in the terms of reference prejudices Parties’ views or prejudges outcomes on matters related to the governance of the Warsaw International Mechanism.

Inputs

Technical Paper

Technical paper on sources of and modalities for accessing financial support, as provided through and outside the Financial Mechanism, for addressing loss and damage, as referred to in paragraph 2(f) of decision 4/CP.22.

 

Reports and Outputs 

Annual reports of and outputs by the Executive Committee and the reports of its substructures. 

 

Relevant Submissions

The SBI and the SBSTA invited Parties and other stakeholders to submit via the submission portal by 16 October their views on the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism on the basis of the terms of reference for consideration at SB 51.

Parties

Belize on behalf of Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Bhutan on behalf of Least Developed Countries

Guatemala on behalf of AILAC Group

Finland on behalf of Finland and the European Commission on behalf of the European Union and its Member States

Philippines

United Nations System

United Nations University (UNU) on behalf of United Nations University (UNU)

Admitted non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Christian Aid

Climate Action Network International on behalf of Climate Action Network International

Practical Action on behalf of Practical Action on behalf of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance

Non-admitted entities (NAEs)

The Grantham Research Institute as a ‘Non-party stakeholder without observer status’

 

Views and inputs on possible elements to be included in the terms of reference for the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism referred to in decision 4/CP.22, paragraph 2(d), taking into account the outcomes of the implementation of the work of the Executive Committee.

Parties

Indonesia

Egypt on behalf of African Group of Negotiators (AGN) on Term of Reference (TOR)

Belize on behalf of Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Bhutan on behalf of the Least Developed Group of Countries (LDCs)

Norway

European Union

Admitted non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Climate Action Network International on behalf of Climate Action Network

Non-admitted entities (NAEs)

Mercy Corps and Practical Action on behalf of Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA)

 

Workplan 

The workplan  of the Executive Committee.

 

Relevant decisions

Relevant decisions and the Paris Agreement.