Parallel sessions underway now.

The first round of parallel sessions for today are underway. These are as follows.

I. Formulating medium- to long-term implementation strategies facilitated by Bubu Jallow, The Gambia 

  • Defining national criteria for prioritizing implementation of adaptation, Ugyen Tshering, Bhutan
  • Quantifying costs of adaptation, Isatou Camara, The Gambia
  • Lessons learned from developing adaptation programmes under the GEF, Roland Sundstrom, GEF

In Plenary room

II. Integrating climate change adaptation in development planning facilitated by Beth Lavender, Natural Resources Canada 

  • National strategies on integrating climate change adaptation, Minh Nhat LE, Vietnam
  • Fostering existing coordination mechanism for implementing adaptation actions, TBD
  • Setting up national climate funds and budget codes, Ram Prasad Lamsal, Nepal

In the Queen’s Suite on the 5th Floor

III. Adaptation across scales: temporal and spatial perspectives, facilitated by Shyla Raghav, CI

  • Achieving coherence across levels and scales, TBD
  • Integrated assessment approaches, Jacob Tio, Philippines
  • Consideration of temporal scale in adaptation, Philip Gwage, Uganda

In the Chairman’s Suite

IV. Regional approaches and NAPs facilitated by Johnson Nkem, Africa Climate Policy Centre

  • Joint National Adaptation Plans (JNAPs), Brian Philips, Vanuatu
  • Transboundary Water Resources, Andrew Takawira, Global Water Partnership
  • PAN African Initiative, Elena Villalobos, World Health Organisation

In the King’s Suite