Adaptation Strategies / Adaptation-Mitigation Nexus

Adaptation Strategies / Adaptation-Mitigation Nexus(540)
Mainstreaming adaptation measures into development plan is an important step in policy making in response to climate change. Many policy makers are looking at no-regret options or ones that can generate multiple benefits.
14 October 2013
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03 December 2015

Professional skills are needed to adapt to climate change. The knowledge base and competencies required are rapidly changing as organisations gear up programmes and communities engage in action. GCAP and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford bring together world experts in a programme that integrates the technical and leadership skills needed to take forward adaptation. Our senior team has a proven track record in delivering leadershipbased capacity building through the Oxford Adaptation Academy.

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University of Oxford, UK
01 December 2015

Adaptation to the climate change impacts is a knowledge intensive undertaking.  While much knowledge exists for adaptation, it is often fragmented and not always accessible by those who need it.  The Global Adaptation Network (GAN) of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is at the forefront in addressing these issues, working with the four existing regional networks (AAKNet, APAN, REGATTA, and WARN-CC).  GAN aims to catalyze adaptation action through intra-regional and cross regional knowledge exchange.   

At the COP21 in Paris, GAN will be strategically hosting a side event at the Japan Pavilion, on on Friday 4th Dec 2015,at 10.00 AM to 11.30 AM.  GAN will be conducting a discussion on the strides it has made in improving adaptation knowledge exchanges, the challenges faced, and the opportunities to achieving adaptation knowledge sharing and exchanges globally, cross-regionally and intra-regionally.

Japan Pavilion, Paris, France
22 September 2015


“The Workshop for Capacity Building on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region: Needs and Challenges for Designing and Implementing Climate Actions” was held on 1-2 October 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. This was the first workshop in the series of events related to adaptation planning and climate change impact assessment by the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) and Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The workshops were designed for a better understanding of the current situation, exchanging views and relevant information, and enhancing human resource development on climate change impact assessments and adaptation planning in the Asia-Pacific Region.

This workshop aimed to identify the status and needs of adaptation planning and climate change impact assessments at the national level. On Day I, national adaptation planning and related activities, as well as the needs and challenges were presented. On Day II, approaches and technologies related to climate change impact assessments, as well as resources and assistance for adaptation planning were discussed. Approximately 60 participants were invited to the workshop, including those who are engaged in the field of climate change adaptation (e.g., national government officials, policy makers, practitioners, and researchers) in the Asia‐Pacific region.

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Bangkok, Thailand


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