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Adaptation Knowledge Day I


Time: 2:30 pm - 7:15 pm, Tuesday 8 June 2010

Venue: Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn

The first Adaptation Knowledge Day took place on 8 June 2010 in the margins of the Bonn Climate Change Talks, in partnership with the World Bank and the UNFCCC Secretariat. It succeeded in bringing together over 100 participants and about 15 partner organizations to share experiences on adaptation and to exchange views on the way forward. >> Agenda


14:30 – 15:00    Opening: The Importance of Knowledge for Adaptation Action

        • Welcome and introduction to Adaptation Knowledge Day – Kaveh Zahedi, UNEP Climate Change Coordinator
        • Knowledge-sharing in the context of the UNFCCC: Present and future– Mama Konaté, Chair of the SBSTA
        • Knowledge needs for adaptation – William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu,
          Government of Ghana

15:00 – 16:00    Session 1: Providing Adaptation Science for Development Policy and Planning


16.00 – 16.15    Coffee break

16:15 – 17:45     Session 2: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Knowledge to Action     


17:45 – 19:00     Session 3: Nairobi Work Programme: the Way Forward        

          Coordinating agency: UNFCCC Secretariat
          Facilitator: Youssef Nassef

          A panel discussion on

        • Priorities, needs and gaps for knowledge development, dissemination and application in support of adaptation in the future;
        • Possible roles that mechanisms such as the NWP could play in addressing these priorities, needs and gaps
        • With views from:

          Delegates from Parties:
          NAI Party representative
           Klaus Radunsky, Government of Austria

          Representative from Intergovernmental Organization
          Espen Ronneberg, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

          Representatives of Civil Society
           Rachel Berger, Practical Action
          Yunus Arikan, ICLEI
          Koko Warner, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative
          Others (tbc)

19:00 – 19:15     Closing: Conclusions and next steps

                         Ambassador Collin Beck, Solomon Islands

19:15                 Cocktail


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