The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

April 2017

UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference

The Bonn Climate Change Conference is less than two weeks away. The forty-sixth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) as well as the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3) will take place from 8 to 18 May 2017, in Bonn, Germany. The conference will cover a range of issues related to climate change adaptation as well as loss and damage. The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a number of documents in preparation for the upcoming conference.
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What (is) next for Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation?

This webinar will focus on the progress made in recent years on the topic of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). It will discuss the advances on the policy front by considering the perspectives of the climate change, DRR, sustainable development and conservation communities. It will also discuss advances on the scientific front and give examples of implementation activities on the ground. In order to do this, examples and/or debates on the approaches from Japan (tsunami context), and from coastal erosion in Indonesia will be considered. Finally, ideas emanating from various fora on what the next steps are to accelerate the uptake of Eco-DRR/CCA approaches globally will be presented.
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Vertical Integration in NAP Processes: Linking national and sub-national adaptation planning

Another installment of the NAP Global Network's webinar series is coming up later this month. This event will focus on efforts of countries to link national and sub-national adaptation. One of the two objectives of the national adaptation plan (NAP) process is to integrate climate change adaptation into new and existing development planning across sectors and levels. This webinar will explore approaches to vertical integration—the process of creating intentional and strategic linkages between national and sub-national adaptation planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation (M&E).
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