ADFIAP was invited to participate in the workshop entitled, “Capacity Building on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region: Technical Review of Background Assessment for Climate Change Adaptation,” held on January 27-28, 2016 in Manila, Philippines with 60 participants from 15 countries attending.
The event is one of the series of events organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) www.iges.org 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).
Following the previous workshop on “Capacity Building on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia- Pacific Region: Needs and Challenges for Designing and Implementing Climate Actions” in Bangkok, Thailand on October 1-2, 2015, this workshop focused on the necessary background assessments for climate change adaptation (CCA) which can be categorized into three distinct types: assessment of climate change scenarios and impacts; assessment of risks, hazards and vulnerabilities associated with climate change impacts; and assessment of effectiveness of CCA countermeasures. These are aimed at identifying action plans of the CCA background assessments at the subnational and/or national levels on the key sectoral and/or cross-sectoral bases, e.g., agriculture, water resources, health, etc.
The workshop provided for a better understanding and identification of effective and feasible tools of CCA background assessments and the best practices. Through the exchange of views and relevant information, the workshop has increased capacity-building of national government officials and other relevant stakeholders engaged in developing and implementing National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and the impact assessments in the region.
ADFIAP was represented by Ms. Cora D. Conde, Group Head of ADFIAP Consulting.