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Adaptation Knowledge Day II

“Mobilizing Knowledge for Enhanced Action and International Cooperation on Adaptation”

Saturday 11 June 2011
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI), Bonn

Draft Agenda:

 09:30 – 10:00 Coffee, tea and small snacks available

10:00 – 10:30 Opening and introductory remarks

Welcome and introduction to Adaptation Knowledge Days
– Tim Kasten, UNEP

Opening remarks
– Ana Fornells de Frutos, Chair of the Adaptation Fund Board (Spain)

Setting the UNFCCC context for Adaptation Knowledge Day II
– Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat

10:30 – 12:00 Session 1: Ecosystem-based Adaptation – Tools, methodologies and experiences on the ground

Ninni Ikkala, IUCN

Topics and panelists:

Building the scientific and socio-economic arguments for ecosystem-based adaptation in coastal areas
Imen Meliane, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Modelling tools for ecosystem-based adaptation: Related field experiences in coastal ecosystems in MexicoJulia Martinez, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico

Audience input

Case Studies (using short visual presentations) – Ecosystem-based adaptation in mountain ecosystems: Discussion
12:00 – 13:15 Session 2: The role of insurance in addressing loss and damage from the impacts of climate change

UNEP Finance Initiative
Remco Fischer, UNEP FI

Topics and panelists:

A blue print for public private climate risk transfer
Andreas Spiegel, Swiss Re

Climate insurance in the UNFCCC negotiations and in practice
Koko Warner, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

Perspectives from Annex I and Non-Annex I Party representatives:

  • Nora Ferm, United States
  • Mizan R. Khan, Bangladesh
  • Alexandra Borthwick, Australia
  •  Armi Susandi, Indonesia
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:45 Session 3: Financing adaptation – Experiences and emerging lessons, challenges and opportunities

World Bank
Kanta Kumari Rigaud, World Bank


Topics and panelists:

Adaptation Financing: An overview – Kanta Kumari Rigaud, World Bank

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience: Case of Nepal

– Purushottam Ghimire, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Nepal

International Climate Initiative: An innovative financing mechanism for climate protection
– Daniela Goehler, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany

"Decision-making on climate finance - engaging the private sector”: A simulated game to demonstrate the challenges of making decisions on adaptation financing - sources, designing priorities - through simulated game playing
– Koko Warner, United Nations University with Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre

15:45 – 17:00 Session 4: Networking and knowledge management for adaptation

Tim Kasten, UNEP

Topics and panelists:

Brief presentations introducing adaptation networks and knowledge management initiatives, lessons learnt so far and challenges for the future, followed by an open discussion.

Regional and Thematic:
17:00 – 17:30 Conclusions and closing remarks

Kaveh Zahedi, UNEP

17:30 Cocktail

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