ADFIAP invited to ADB-APAN climate risk management workshop

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Climate Risk Management in Planning and Investment ProjectOn invitation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), ADFIAP represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, participated and moderated a session in the one-and-a-half day workshop on “Climate Risk Management Workshop in Planning and Investment Projects” held at the ADB Headquarters on February 9-10, 2015 with 40 participants from mostly Southeast Asian countries attending.

The workshop was designed to strengthen understanding of climate change risks and approaches to climate risk management in sector planning and investment projects. Workshop participants learned and discussed: (1) the nature of climate change risks to investment projects (2) tools for climate risk screening (3) approaches for climate risk and vulnerability assessment, including technical and economic evaluation of adaptation options and (4) options for adaptation financing. Case studies were presented to illustrate the challenges that climate change presents to specific investment projects, how these risks have been addressed in practice and lessons learned. The workshop also provided an opportunity for the participants to share their experiences in addressing climate risks in development planning and investment projects.

This workshop was offered through the capacity building program of APAN and was organized by the ADB together with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the Southeast Asia Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

The mission of APAN is to build climate change resilient and sustainable human systems, ecosystems and economies through the mobilisation of knowledge, enhanced institutional capacity and informed decision making-processes, and facilitated access to finance and technologies.

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