Workshop on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Planning and Investment Projects

Seminar / Training workshop

Workshop on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Planning and Investment Projects

Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, India
EVENT DATE: 27 June 2016 to 29 June 2016


17 June 2016

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

I. Aim of the Workshop

The workshop is designed to strengthen understanding of climate change risks and approaches to climate risk management in sector planning and investment projects.

Workshop participants will learn about and discuss (i) the nature of climate change risks to investment projects, including both slow onset phenomena and weather-induced extreme events, (ii) tools and methods for climate risk screening, (iii) approaches for climate risk and vulnerability assessment, (iv) identification and selection of adaptation options, including technical and economic evaluation, and (v) options for adaptation financing. Case studies will be presented to illustrate the challenges that climate change presents to specific investment projects, how these risks have been addressed in practice, and lessons learned. The training will also provide an opportunity for the participants to share their experiences in addressing climate risks in development planning and investment projects.

This workshop is offered through the capacity building program of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), and is organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) together with APAN, UK Met Office, and the Climate Action Network for South Asia (CANSA).

II. Who should attend

This training is designed to meet the needs of officials and professionals involved in planning, financing and implementing public investment projects with a focus on sectoral ministries including transport, energy, water, agriculture, and urban development, and cross-sectoral ministries such as finance, and planning. This training session is offered to participants from the following South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The total number of participants is anticipated to be approximately 100.

III. Workshop format

Each session of the workshop will focus on a specific aspect of the project risk management cycle. Day 1 activities will focus on applied climate science and the use of historical and model-simulated climate and hydrological information in climate impact assessment. Day 2 activities will focus on project vulnerability assessment, and Day 3 activities will emphasize identification and evaluation of adaptation options.  Ample opportunities for exchange with participants will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experience.

IV. Venue

Taj Palace Hotel 
Diplomatic Enclave, 2 Sadar Patel Marg 
New Delhi - 110021