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Wednesday | 1 October 2014

07.30~08.30

Registration 
 


08:30~10:10

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A-1B

Opening Plenary

Zakri Abdul Hamid
Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Kaveh Zahedi
Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Soichiro Seki
Vice-Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Youssef Nassef
Adaptation Programme Coordinator, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


10:10~10:40

Foyer

Coffee Break
 


10:40~12:40

PARALLEL PANELS 1


10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A

Panel 1.1 Mainstreaming and integrating  climate change adaptation in development

How can climate extremes and DRR be mainstreamed in the development process? What are the ways in which governments have tried to mainstream climate extremes and DRR in national policies and plans? What are the important lessons learnt from the experiences so far?

Moderated by Saleemul Huq,  International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) 

  • Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Jenna Jadin, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Masato Kawanishi, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Nguyen Khanh Toan, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Vietnam
  • Harjeet Singh, Action Aid

10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1B

Panel 1.2 Climate-sensitivities of the water, food and energy system

What are the most important sensitivities and links? Who is trying to address them and how? What lessons have been learnt about the significance of the “WFE nexus” for adaptation efforts?

Moderated by Young-il Song, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)

  • Dinesh C. Devkota, Integrated Development Society (IDS) Nepal
  • Margaret Yoovatana, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand
  • Nayanananda Nilwala, Ministry of Agriculture, Agrarian Development, Minor Irrigation, Industries and Environment, Western Province, Sri Lanka
  • Eric Kempt-Benedict, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Ahmad Rosly Abbas, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia

10:40~12:20

Johor Kedah Room 3

Panel 1.3 Long-term recovery following disasters

What lessons have been learnt from long-term recovery experiences following major disasters?  Was resilience enhanced? Or were errors repeated?  Who needs to be involved and how for recovery to be successful? What are the implications for adaptation planning?

Moderated by Mihir Joshi, Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), SEEDS India

  • Rajib Shaw,  Kyoto University, and SEEDS Asia
  • SVRK Prabhakar, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Maria Fellizar-Cagay, Center for Disaster Preparedness Philippines
  • Liam Fee, UN Habitat

10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2A

Panel 1.4 Ecosystem-based adaptation: principles and limits.

In what ways can ecosystems contribute to adaptation? What are the barriers to actors engaging in ecosystem-based adaptation? What has been learnt about limits?

Moderated by Keith Alverson, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Raji Dhital, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Erustus Kanga, Kenya Wildlife Services
  • Charles Rodgers, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Poh Poh Wong, University of Adelaide
  • Roland Treitler, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit  (GIZ)

10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2B

Panel 1.5 Climate resilient infrastructure and coastal development

What are key design considerations for making infrastructure and coastal development ‘climate resilient’?  Which stakeholders need to be involved, and how? What knowledge is needed for developing relevant standards or planning zones?

Moderated by Cinzia Losenno, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Richard Friend, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET-International)
  • Cuong Duc Luu, Institute for Urban-Rural Planning, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam
  • Md. Habibur Rahman, Bangladesh Water Development Board
  • Steven Wade, UK Met Office
  • Reenate Willie, Ministry of Public Works and Utilities, Kiribati

12:20~13:20

Mawar Room

Lunch Break
 


13:20~15:00

PARALLEL PANELS 2


13:20~15:00

Johor Kedah Room 3

Panel 2.1  Gender Sensitive Adaptation

What lessons have been learnt from efforts to address differences in needs, capacities, risk burdens and rights in adaptation interventions? 

Moderated by  Bernadette Resurreccion, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

  • Dilruba Haider, UN Women Bangladesh Country Office
  • Navirak Ngin, United Nations Development Programme
  • Esron Mark Vano,  Department of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Community Services, Vanuatu
  • Aditi Kapoor, Alternative Futures
  • Hina Lotia, Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A

Panel 2.2 Implications of hydropower for food security in a changing climate

How have the burdens and benefits of hydropower development been shared? What net influence has hydropower had on food security and how might this shift under a changing climate?

Moderated by  Priyanka Dissanayake and Angela Klauschen, Global Water Partnership South Asia (GWP SAS)

  • Naseer Ahmad Gillani, Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP)
  • Chhimi Dorji, Department of Renewable Energy, Bhutan
  • Amit Gupta, Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project
  • Xiaotao Cheng, Institute of Water Research and Hydropower Research, China

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1B

Panel 2.3 Knowledge foundations of loss and damage systems

What climate information and knowledge is needed to support effective loss and damage systems?  Which actors hold key knowledge and what are the constraints to sharing or accessing it?

Moderated by  Linda Anne Stevenson, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

  • Hiroshi Tsujihara, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
  • Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
  • Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Sanjay Vashist, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
  • Harjeet Singh, ActionAid
  • Yeora Chae, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2A

Panel 2.4 Community and ecosystem-based adaptation

What are the critical intersections between community- and ecosystem-based adaptation? What are the barriers to involving local knowledge holders and resource managers in adaptation actions and how can they be overcome?

Moderated by Doris Capistrano, ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC)

  • Regan Suzuki Pairojmahakij, RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests
  • Prasit Wangpakapattanawong, ICRAF Country Representative for Thailand
  • Louis Lebel, Chiang Mai University
  • Dhrupad Choudhury, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2B

Panel 2.5 Water supply and sanitation under increased climate

How do extreme events affect urban water supply and sanitation? What have different actors tried to do manage risks or adapt systems?

Moderated by  Jenna Jadin, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Watcharapong Noimunwai, Chulalongkorn University
  • Ron Slangen, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Justin Henceroth, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET-International)
  • Leticia Clemente, City Government of Baguio, Philippines
  • A. Madhan Kumar, DHAN Foundation

15:00~15:30

Foyer

Coffee Break
 


15:30~17:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A-1B

Plenary 2: Reflections on the 5AR

This second plenary will reflect on the key findings of the fifth IPCC assessment from the perspective of the Asia-Pacific region.

Moderated by Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia

  • Rachmat Witoelar, Executive Chair of the Indonesian National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Taikan Oki, University of Tokyo
  • Juan Pulhin, University of the Philippines Los Banos 

17:00~17:30

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A-1B

Officiating Ceremony 

Zakri Abdul Hamid
Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Kaveh Zahedi
Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Mah Siew Keong
Minister of the Prime Minister's Department


17:30~19:30

Foyer

Networking reception
 


 

Thursday | 2 October 2014

09:00~10:10

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A-1B

PLENARY 3: Interactions between public and private sector actors in adaptation

Moderated by Jonathan Shaw, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRCAP) - Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

This third plenary will focus on the private sector and how it has interacted with governments in adaptation actions.

  • Takashi Hongo, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
  • Peter King, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Ashvin Dayal, Rockefeller Foundation

10:10~10:40

Foyer

Coffee Break
 


10:40~12:20

PARALLEL PANELS 3


10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A

Panel 3.1 Role of NAP in Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation

How can National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) help advance integration of adaptation into development agenda?
What can we learn from early stages of implementing NAPs at national and sectoral levels from both LDC and non LDC perspectives?

Moderated by Youssef Nassef, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

  • Chea Chan Thou, Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia
  • Tri Dewi Virgiyanti, Ministry of National Development Planning / BAPPENAS, Indonesia
  • Gary W. Thesiera, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia (NRE)
  • Buddhi Marambe, National Expert Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Sri Lanka
  • Mozaharul Alam, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1B

Panel 3.2 Reducing vulnerability to droughts and floods   

How have local and national governments tried to deal with floods and droughts? Are these approaches appropriate and sufficient for adapting to climate change in the nexus? If not, what other strategies are required?  Are their major differences between food, energy and water-related sectors?

Moderated by Mariliza V. Ticsay, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

  • Neera Pradhan, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Syarifah Dalimunthe, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
  • Nyda Chhinh, Royal University of Phnom Penh
  • Qinxue Wang, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
  • Paul Hartman, DAI/USAID Mekong ARCC 

10:40~12:20

Johor Kedah Room 3

Panel 3.3 Engaging the private sector in adaptation

How have governments and communities engaged the private sector in adaptation?  Under what conditions does the private sector extend or transform conventional CSR practices or social enterprises to support adaptation? 

Moderated by  Saliha Dobardzic, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

  • Anthony Watanabe, Asia Clean Innovations
  • Perlyn Pulhin, the Oscar M. Lopez for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation
  • Jeongho Lee, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
  • Emilia Solomon Visco, University of the Philippines Los Banos

10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2A

Panel 3.4 Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation: Opportunities for Co-Benefits

What have been the experiences from the region in on-the-ground projects which address both mitigation and adaptation objectives? What have been the challenges experienced by project implementers and what have been best practices that could be replicated?
What are the enabling factors required for projects to be designed integrating co-benefits (ie. donor recognition, enabling policy and institutional environments)?

Moderated by  Regan Suzuki Pairojmahakij, RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests

  • Rebecca Nadin, Intasave
  • Nirmal BK Kumar, Forest Action Nepal
  • Minh Anh Nguyen, CARE Vietnam
  • Cenon Padolina, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2B

Panel 3.5 Coastal tourism

How is the coastal tourism sector likely to be effected by climate change? What approaches to adaptation are being considered or implemented? How have the multiple, divergent, interests been handled? What has been the role of multi-stakeholder processes?  Are there examples of successful public-private partnerships for addressing adaptation issues?

Moderated by Murray Simpson, Oxford University and Caribsave

  • Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, United Nations Development Programme
  • Justin Henceroth, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition
  • Er Ah-Choy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 
  • Trinh Thi Long, Southern Institute of Water Resources Research, Vietnam

12:20~13:20

Mawar Room

Lunch Break
 


13:20~15:00

PARALLEL PANELS 4


13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A

Panel 4.1 Adaptation financing

What roles do international and state actors have in adaptation financing? What has been learnt about building capacities of different actors to successfully access financing?

Moderated by Preety Bhandari, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Kong Chanthan Ministry of Interior, Cambodia
  • Tao Wang, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • Saliha Dobardzic, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Peter King, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1B

Panel 4.2 Adaptation, aquaculture and fisheries 

How do smallholder aquaculture and fisheries responded to climate-related risks? What promising efforts have been undertaken in the fisheries sector to adapt to climate change?

Moderated by Louis Lebel, Chiang Mai University

  • Jennifer Amparo, Australian National University / University of the Philippines Los Banos
  • Kao Sochivi, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia
  • Chinh Cong Ngo, Asian Management and Development Institute, Hanoi
  • Rowena Andrea Valmonte Santos, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Chanagun Chitmanat, Maejo University, Thailand

13:20~15:00

Johor Kedah Room 3

Panel 4.3 Climate, health and resilience

How is the resilience of development and impacts of climate on health related? How do heat waves impact health and how can those risks be managed? What actions have been taken to make health systems more resilient to climate variability and change? What are main lessons learnt so far about adaptation and health?

Moderated by Ho Kim, Seoul National University

  • Jongsik Ha, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
  • Daud Bin Abdul Rahim, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Tshering Tashi, Public Health Engineering Division, Bhutan
  • Abhiyant Tiwari, Indian Institute of Public Health 
  • Gajananda Prakash Bhandari, Nepal Public Health Foundation

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2A

Panel 4.4 Adaptation in the Mountains: Addressing Challenges and Harnessing Opportunities Exploring Solutions across Boundaries

What are the key challenges and opportunities due to climate change? How these challenges can be addressed and opportunities harnessed? What types of partnerships are initiated for successful adaptation and what are the key challenges faced? What are the lessons learnt and how it can be scaled out/scaled up beyond the region?

Moderated by Neera Shrestha Pradhan, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

  • Naseer Ahmad Gillani, Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP)
  • Su Yufang, Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies, ICRAF-China
  • Priyanka Dissanayake, Global Water Partnership (GWP)
  • Izhar Hunzai, Gilgit, Pakistan
  • Dhrupad Choudhury, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2B

Panel 4.5 Urban resilience

What makes an urban area more or less resilient? How have actors collaborated to increase resilience to a variable and changing climate?

Moderated by Anna Brown, the Rockefeller Foundation

  • Richard Friend, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET-International)
  • Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
  • Aniessa Sari, Mercy Corps Indonesia
  • Victorino Aquitania,  International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)

15:00~15:30

Foyer

Coffee Break
 


15:30~17:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A-1B

PLENARY 4 – Adaptation as a multi-stakeholder process

The fourth plenary session will reflect on what governments, public and private organizations and communities should do together for successful adaptation. This will give special attention to the roles of deliberation and coordination in multi-stakeholder adaptation processes.

Moderated by Kaveh Zahedi, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Farah Kabir, Action Aid, Bangladesh
  • Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
  • Johan Kuylenstierna, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

17:00~17:30

Wrap up/ report back from day 2
 


 

Friday | 3 October 2014

09:00~10:10

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A-1B 

PLENARY 5 -Mainstreaming climate change adaptation in ASEAN – Multiple actors and roles

Co-moderated by  Raman Letchumanan, ASEAN Secretariat, and Abdul Rahim bin Haji Nik, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Malaysia

The fifth plenary session will focus on ASEAN experiences and challenges on mainstreaming climate change adaptation. The focus will be on distilling what contributions regional cooperation have made and what more needs to be done to move adaptation efforts above and beyond what can be done by a country on its own.

Human Dynamics of Climate Change - Highlights on ASEAN

  • Rob Harrison, Met Office Singapore

Viewpoints: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation

  • Role of ASEAN-Japan Cooperation: Soichiro Seiki, Vice-Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of the Environment of Japan
  • Role of ASEAN Economic Community: J. Jayasiri, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
  • Role of Science, Technology and Academia: Rajib Shaw, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Role of the Media: Hilary Chiew, Third World Network

10:10~10:40

Foyer

Coffee Break
 


10:40~12:20

PARALLEL PANELS 5
 


10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A

Panel 5.1 Drivers of Transformation

What existing examples are there of transformation that can inform adaptation to climate change? What are roles of non-state and state actors in bringing about transformation for sustainability?

Moderated by ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia, and Ahmad Fauzi bin Hasan, Energy Commission Malaysia

Climate Risks in ASEAN: Challenges in Transformation

  • Andreas Schaffer, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technical University

Viewpoints: Transformation for alternate development pathways

  • Role of Green Technology: Nadzri bin Yahaya, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia (KeTTHA)  
  • Role of Construction Custodians: Judin Abdul Karim, Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia (CIDB)
  • Role of Commodity Custodians: Jalaluddin Harun, Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB)
  • Role of Communities: Juan Pulhin, University of The Philippines Los Banos
  • Role of Foresight and Futures Thinking: Rushdi Abdul Rahim, Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)

10:40~12:20

Johor Kedah Room 3

Panel 5.2 Experiencing water-food-energy nexus*

Moderated by Alexander Smajgl and John Ward, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Mekong Futures

*In this session, participants will be invited to partake in a role-playing game to experience and debate Nexus-related trade-offs and the complexities of understanding cross-sectoral links as dynamically changing connections. Participants will be taken through two decision-making situations, each followed by debriefing debates. Both examples will be framed in the climate adaptation context. This format departs from the traditional approach of presenting scientific papers. However, scientific evidence will be brought into the discussion, based on recent Nexus studies to structure the debate and based on historic experiences from the two particular case studies.
 


10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2A

Panel 5.3 Cross-regional knowledge sharing

What are important lessons which can be learnt from other regions for adaptation efforts in the Asia-Pacific Region, and vice-versa?

Moderated by Keith Alverson, United Nations Environment Programme, Global Adaptation Network (GAN)      

  • Akio Takemoto, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Jacinto Buenfil, UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNEP ROLAC)
  • Masataka Watanabe, Chuo University, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)
  • Aarjan Dixit, CARE International, Nepal

10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1B

 

Panel 5.4 Biodiversity conservation, ecosystem resilience and adaptation

How is biodiversity conservation important for adaptation?  How could improved knowledge of biodiversity contribute to adaptation efforts? Are there any lessons for managing knowledge important to adaptation in other sectors?

Moderated by Angela Klauschen, Global Water Partnership (GWP)

  • Naoki Nakayama, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Elina Young, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
  • Naoya Furuta, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Muchrizal Haris, Partners for Resilience (PfR)

10:40~12:20

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2B

 

Panel 5.5 Coastal adaptation and sea-level rise

What strategies will coastal planners need to manage retreat from coastlines as a result of sea-level rise? What is being explored or tried already? What lessons can be learnt for adaptation in low-lying coastal cities and towns in the Asia-Pacific region?

Moderated by Robert Kay, Adaptive Futures

  • Alice Howe, Lake Macquarie City Council
  • I nyoman Prayoga, Mercy Corps Indonesia
  • Salesa Nihmei, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  • Liam Fee, UN Habitat
12:20~13:20

Mawar Room

Lunch Break
 


13:20~15:00

PARALLEL PANELS 6
 


13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A

Panel 6.1 Climate extremes and disaster risk reduction 

What are the main ways different organizations have tried to mainstream climate extremes and DRR in their operations? What are the emerging hazards, how can they be mainstreamed into development and what are the implications for climate change adaptation?

Co-moderated by Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Louis Lebel, Chiang Mai University

Mainstreaming climate extremes and disaster risk reduction

  • Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab, National Security Council Malaysia

Emerging Issues and Priorities: Adapting to Climate Extremes and Slow Onset Disasters

  • Perspective from Cambodia: Sothun Nop, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
  • Perspective from Vietnam: Tran Dinh Trong, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IMHEN)
  • Perspective from Malaysia: Saim Suratman, National Hydraulics Research Institute of Malaysia
  • (NAHRIM)
  • Challenges in Assessing Loss and Damage of Disasters: SVRK Prabhakar and Yohei Chiba, Institute of Global Environmental Studies (IGES), Japan
  • Challenges in Assessing Non-economic Loss and Damage: Ainun Nishat, University of BRAC, Bangladesh

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2A

Panel 6.2 Moving from Planning to Implementation of sub-national adaptation. 

How can sub-national actors become leaders on adaptation and in particular, how can they move beyond planning to implementation?
What is the political economy of how to move from planning to implementation of adaptation actions at both city and provisional level?
What is the practical application of modalities, mechanisms and methodologies?

Moderated by Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

  • Abhiyant Tiwari, Indian Institute of Public Health 
  • Anil Gupta, National Institute of Disaster Management, India
  • Merdi Jean D. Arcilla, Partners for Resilience, Indonesia and Philippines
  • Elizabeth Gogoi , Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1B

Panel 6.3 Transformative change and adaptation readiness 

Where is transformative change necessary to significantly increase prospects of successful adaptation?  What do measures of adaptation readiness describe, and how could they be used to monitor progress?  Which actors need to engage?

Moderated by Alfred Rungol, Papua New Guinea Office of Climate Change and Development and Loreta Rufo, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Jim Jarvie, Mercy Corps
  • Cinzia Losenno, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Jagannath Joshi, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal
  • Arif Faisal, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Imelda V. Bacudo, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit  (GIZ) and Albert Salamanca, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

13:20~15:00

Room Dewan Tun Hussein Onn 2B

Panel 6.4 Low-carbon, climate-resilient society: Integration of mitigation and adaptation policies

What efforts have been made for the integration of mitigation and adaptation policies and measures for climate impacts in the Asia and Pacific region and beyond?  What is the value of an integrated approach in linking mitigation and adaptation?

Moderated by Saleemul Huq,  International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

  • Isao Endo, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Toshiyuki Iwado, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Nailya Mustaieva, Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)
  • Masataka Watanabe, Chuo University, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)
  • Perdinan, Bogor Agricultural University

13:20~15:00

Johor Kedah Room 3

Panel 6.5 Engaging the public and multiple stakeholders in  adaptation 

How have governments and non-state actors engaged the public and multiple stakeholders in adaptation? Which forms of communication and engagement are effective? 

Moderated by Catherine Diomampo, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)

  • Sanjay Vashist, Climate Action Network South Asia
  • Sharon Pope, Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Socheath Sou, Live & Learn Environmental Education Cambodia
  • Ahfi Wahyu Hidayat and Prakarma Raja Siregar, Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund

15:00~15:30

Foyer

Coffee Break
 


15:30~17:00

Room Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail 1A-1B

PLENARY 6 - Closing Plenary

Moderated by Mozaharul Alam, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Summary of Forum Discussions

  • Louis Lebel, Director, Unit for Social and Environmental Research (USER), Chiang Mai University

Concluding Remarks

  • Hironori Hamanaka, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Johan Kuylenstierna, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Jonathan Shaw, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRCAP) - Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Closing Ceremony

  • Susil Premajayanth
    Minister for Environment and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka
  • Keith Alverson
    Coordinator, Climate Change Adaptation and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Mohamed Thajudeen bin Abdul Wahab
    Secretary of the National Security Council, Malaysia

 

Forum Format

The mixture of plenary and panel discussions as well as diverse side events (Market Place booths, photo contest, etc.) will provide participants with an outstanding opportunity to interact and learn about the latest ideas and practices in adaptation to climate change.

The draft agenda is intended to give a sense of the organisation of this year’s Forum. Columns in parallel panel sessions correspond to five conference themes. The names of individual panel sessions are tentative. The exact focus for each session will be negotiated with session organisers. The terms ‘adaptation’ and ‘climate change’ are not repeated each time but relevant to all panels. A few panels will be on special topics that offer alternative stakeholder perspectives on adaptation – for instance, from youth, farmers, SMEs, and local community organizations.

If you are interested in sponsoring and leading a session, please don’t hesitate to contact the Forum organisers with your ideas and proposal. Please note that panel sessions should usually not just focus on findings of a single project but provide scope for interaction among different groups. Sessions should be oriented towards the questions about actors and conference themes as far as possible.

Session organisers are strongly encouraged to consider non-standard formats for their session although conventional panels of 4-5 speakers with Q&A may be suitable for some topics. Alternative formats may include facilitated speaker debates, facilitated participant roundtables, interactions including social media with virtual participants, and so on.  Creativity is welcome, especially, if it fosters greater deliberation and interaction among participants.