Awareness creation workshop to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts of implementation of response measures
Venue: Maldives
 
Date: 27-29 August 2019

Agenda and presentations:

Day 1 sessions

08:45 – 9:30

Registration

9:30 –10:00

Opening remarks

H.E Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Minister of Environment, Maldives

Mr. William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, Manager, UNFCCC

Ms Simrin Singh, Country Director, ILO

Mr. Arvind Mathur, WHO Representative & UN Resident Coordinator a.i.

10:00 –10:30

Coffee break

10:30 –12:00

Session 1: Understanding the impacts of the implementation of response measures

Moderated by:   Ali Shareef

This session aims to create awareness about impacts of implementation of response measures. It will provide an introduction to the topic and progress made till date under the Convention and its related instruments, including outcomes of negotiations at COP 24.  It is expected that participants will be more informed about response measures, the ongoing work of the forum, its importance and relevance to the Asia-pacific region.

 

Moderated Discussion

12:00 – 12:30

Session 1: (contd.) Moderated by:   Ali Shareef

Moderated Discussion

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 –15:00

Session 2:  Understanding the work programme areas to address the impacts of implementation of response measures

Moderated by: Albara Tawfiq

This session will elaborate on the current work programme areas of the forum on impact of implementation of response measures (i.e. the economic diversification and transformation and just transition of work force and quality jobs) and understanding of role of “methodologies and tools” for assessment and analysis of impacts of response measures.

 

 

Moderated Discussion

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 –16:15

Session 3:  Break Out groups: Understanding the impacts of response measures in context of Asia-Pacific region

Breakout group work: Payal Ghosh

In this session, participants will have discussion in breakout groups to share their understanding on response measures, their possible impacts through an exercise wherein participants would:

  • Identify one main sector of the economy which is impacted by the implementation of response measures in the region
  • Identify impacts which are due to actions taken outside their jurisdictions or actions undertaken within their own jurisdiction that have impact (s) on this sector.
  • Identify those social /economic /environmental impacts

 

The breakout groups will select rapporteurs to present the outcomes in a world café style.

 

Break-out group discussions

16:15 – 17:30

Session 4: Impact assessment and reporting of response measures

Moderated by: Ama Essel

This session provides an opportunity to introduce requirements and methodologies for reporting of impacts of implementation of response measures.

 

Moderated discussion

17:30

Wrap up of the day

Day 2 sessions

09:30 – 11:00

Session 5: Economic diversification  Opportunities and challenges for Asia-Pacific region

Moderated by: Camilla Roman

This session aims to share the experiences, best practices and lessons learnt from countries to plan and implement economic diversification strategies

Moderated discussion

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Session 6: Case studies on assessing and managing economic impacts of response measures

Moderated by:  Peter Govindasamy

This session will look at some of the qualitative and quantitative tools for analyzing economic diversification.   This session provides an opportunity to understand key sectors in the Asia-Pacific region that has potential to be impacted and share experiences to identify, assess impacts of mitigation actions and integrate them in the national planning process. 

 

 

Moderated discussion

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45

Session 7: Break out groups Understanding the economic impacts of response measures in context of Asia-Pacific region

 

Breakout group work – Payal Ghosh

In this session, participants will have discussion in breakout groups to share their understanding on economic diversification. The breakout groups will select rapporteurs to present the outcomes in a world café style.

Break out group discussions

14:45 – 15:45

Session 8:  Understanding Just transition, decent work and quality Jobs

Moderated by:  Angelina Mensah

This session will introduce basic concepts and approaches to just transition and look into transitions in labour markets,  effective policy instruments and the roles of different stakeholders.

 

Moderated discussion

15:45 –16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:00

Session 9: Case studies on Just Transition

Moderated by: William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu 

 

This session will further look at experiences of just transition in developed and developing country contexts to learn the challenges

 

 

Moderated discussion

17:00

Wrap up of the day

Day 3 sessions

09:30–10:45

Session 10: Case studies on use of modelling tools to assess work force impacts of Just Transition

Moderated by: Eduardo Calvo

This session will look at some of the tools to assess the impacts of policies on employment and jobs and will showcase some case studies from the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Moderated discussion

10:45-11:30

Session 11:  Break-out Group work on key sectors for Asia-Pacific and potential impact from response measures and follow up actions

Breakout group workManal Shehabi.

This session will be held in break out groups for participants to further discuss on the issues relating to just transition. The breakout groups will select rapporteurs to present the outcomes in a world café style.

Break-out group discussions

11:30–11:45

Coffee break and networking

11:45-12:45

Section 12: Policy coherence for sustainable transition

Moderated by: Fatima Al Saffar

Moderated discussion

12:45–13:30
 

 

Session 13: Summing up the outcomes and closing remarks

Moderated by:  Tomasz Chruszczow

  • Knowledge Acquisition, Kusum Lata, UNFCCC
  • Feedback from participants
  • Closing remarks – Maldives, ILO, UNFCCC