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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 Wednesday, 29 April 2009

On Wednesday, 29 April, a session on ways and means to facilitate the development and dissemination of approaches, measures and tools was held in the form of three breakout groups, which were introduced by Helen Plume, SBSTA Chair. The first group addressed increasing economic resilience at the community level, while the second dealt with the national level. The third breakout group focused on reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors to climate change.

In the morning, the breakout groups identified gaps, needs and challenges. In the afternoon, participants formulated options for further action.
Daily highlights
Tuesday, 28 April - Wednesday, 29 April - Thursday, 30 April
L-R: Workshop Chair Helen Plume and Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat
Breakout groups met throughout the day on Wednesday, 29 April.
Lawrence Flint, ENDA, chaired the breakout group on increasing economic resilience and reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors to climate change, including through economic diversification, at the community level.
L-R: Lawrence Flint, ENDA; Lydia Elewa (Egypt); Elizabeth Fajber, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition; and Miwa Kato, UNFCCC Secretariat
Daily highlights
Tuesday, 28 April - Wednesday, 29 April - Thursday, 30 April
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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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