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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technical Workshop on Increasing
Economic Resilience to Climate Change and
Reducing Reliance on Vulnerable Economic
Sectors through Economic Diversification

28-30 April 2009 | Cairo, Egypt

Highlights for Tuesday, 28 April 2009

On Tuesday, 28 April 2009, El-Sayed Sabry Mansour Nasr, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, welcomed workshop participants. After hearing some opening statements, participants engaged in a session on the scope of the workshop and introduction of the topic. In the afternoon, a session on understanding existing approaches, measures and tools was held, which was composed of a sectoral perspective (agriculture and food security), and a case study on the Caribbean perspective.
Daily highlights
Tuesday, 28 April - Wednesday, 29 April - Thursday, 30 April
A view of the dais during the opening ceremony. L-R: Helen Plume, SBSTA Chair; Maged George, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Egypt; and Youssef Nassef, Manager, Adaptation Subprogramme, UNFCCC Secretariat.
L-R: Helen Plume, SBSTA Chair; Maged George, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Egypt; and Youssef Nassef, Manager, Adaptation Subprogramme, UNFCCC Secretariat
Maged George, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Egypt
Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat
Participants during the workshop.
Helen Plume, SBSTA Chair
El-Sayed Sabry Mansour Nasr, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Delegates prior to the start of the workshop.
Minister George speaks to the press.
Participants during the workshop.
Daily highlights
Tuesday, 28 April - Wednesday, 29 April - Thursday, 30 April
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Outline of the workshop
Information note
Workshop on the Needs and Options of non-Annex I Parties for Economic Diversification, and on Support Programmes by Annex II Parties to Address these Needs, 18-19 October 2003, Tehran, Iran
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