Development and Adaptation Days at COP12
11-12 November 2006 | Tsavo Room, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. Kenya
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Saturday, 11 November - Sunday, 12 November
The Adaptation Day included sessions on: science, tools and adaptation; community-based adaptation; experience with NAPAs and finished with a panel debate on adaptation in a post-2012 international climate regime.
Participants listen intently during the morning session on Science, Tools and Adaptation.
Anthony G Patt, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), spoke on applying meteorological data and climate forecasts to decision-making in Africa.
Anne Hammill, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), gave an overview of the development, structure and implementation of CRiSTAL, a tool for integrating climate change adaptation into field projects.
Pierre Mukheibir, University of Cape Town, described a Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP), developed for the City of Cape Town, South Africa.
Anna Taylor, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), presented a study on technology receptivity in adaptation projects, which seeks to draw together existing lessons on creating a local enabling environment to complement the international level work of the UNFCCC.
Mozaharul Alan, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, reported on a project on opportunities and risks from climate change and disasters (ORCHID).
Surushi Bhadwal, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), discussed policy design in a world of uncertainty change and surprise and vulnerability to climate variability, and change through an assessment of adaptation issues and options.
Community-Based Adaptation session panelists
L-R:
Jeff Woodke, Jemed, Niger; Firouz Ibrohimov, CARE Tajikistan; Mxolisi Sibanda, WWF Southern Africa Regional Programme Office (SARPO); Charles Nhemachena, University of Pretoria; Surushi Bhadwal, TERI; Moises Vicente Benessene, National Institute of Meteorology, Mozambique; Siri Eriksen, University of Oslo; Atiq Rahman, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies; Saleemul Huq, IIED (chaired this session).
Angie Dazé, CARE, Canada, presented a pilot project for strengthening institutional capacities to effectively respond to climate change in three communities in Tajikistan.
Jeff Woodke, JEMED, Niger, discussed adaptation and JEMED’s work with nomadic pastoralists in Niger and elaborated on how nomadic pastoralists have developed ideas to adapt their lives and livelihoods to climate change.
Charles Nhemachena, University of Pretoria, spoke on assessment of farmers’ adaptation strategies to climate change in southern Africa.
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L-R:
Surushi Bhadwal, TERI; and Marie Rarieya, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
Local organizers from the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS).
L-R: Brian Otiende; and Cynthia Awuor.

Afternoon Sessions: Experience with NAPAs

Experience with NAPAs session panelist
L-R: Mama Konate, Government of Mali; Nagmeldin Goutbi Elhassan, Sudan; Isabelle Niang-Diop, ENDA Senegal; Tom Downing, SEI (Co-chaired this session); and Babu Pateh Jallow, Least Developed Countries Expert Group, Gambia (Co-chaired this session).
Mohammad Reazuddin, Government of Bangladesh, discussed his country’s NAPA experience, explaining that it has prioritized agriculture, water, coastal zones and health, like other countries.
Isabelle Niang-Diop, ENDA Senegal, provided some insights into her experience with the NAPA process, explaining that it is the first initiative to link adaptation and development under the UNFCCC.
Nagmeldin Goutbi Elhassan, Sudan, outlined his country’s experience in preparing the NAPA and said the LDC funds will not solve all problems, and encouraged the integration of adaptation into national planning.

Panel Debate - Adaptation in post 2012 International Regime

Participants during the afternoon session panel debate on adaptation in post 2012 International Regime.
Roger Harrabin, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), session moderator, opened the debate on the merits, feasibility and scope of a possible legal instrument uniquely on adaptation under the UNFCCC.
Farhana Yamin, Institute for Development Studies (IDS), acknowledged the need for advancing the adaptation agenda, but argued that an independent legal instrument on adaptation would not be helpful.
Benito Muller, Oxford Climate Policy, spoke in support of a separate legal instrument to support adaptation.
John Drexhage, IISD, discussed how mitigation and adaptation are critically linked responses to climate change.
Saleemul Huq, IIED, reiterated that climate change exists in a world far removed from the negotiating process, adding that perceptions and perceived solutions have also evolved over time.
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Saturday, 11 November - Sunday, 12 November
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