ADFIAP speaks at climate adaptation planning workshop

climate change adaptation , bangkokADFIAP was invited to speak at the capacity-building workshop on “Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region: Needs and Challenges for Designing and Implementing Climate Actions” held on October 1-2, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, with 70 participants from 15 countries attending.

The event was organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) as part of the activities of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) and supported by the Ministry of Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Ms. Cora Conde, Group Head of ADFIAP Consulting, made a presentation on “Adaptation Finance Case Studies of ADFIAP-Member DFIs in the Asia-Pacific region”.

The workshop identified the status and needs of adaptation planning and climate change impact assessments at the national level. On Day 1, national adaptation planning and related activities as well as the needs and challenges were presented. On Day 2, approaches and technologies related to climate change impact assessments as well as resources and assistance for adaptation planning were discussed .

The outputs from the workshop provided a better understanding of the current situation and gaps in devising and implementing National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and other relevant policies. The information about ongoing and planned initiatives supported by other organizations were also shared. Through the exchange of experiences, best practices, views and relevant information, the workshop was able to enhance the capability of national government officials and other relevant stakeholders present during the sessions in developing and implementing NAPs and other related policies in their region.