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Adaptation Knowledge Day V

"Climate Change Adaptation Gaps"  Presentations  

13:30 – 13.45    UNEP - Merlyn van Voore  

Adaptation Committee: Klaus Radunsky and Fred Kossam


        Klaus Radunsky and Fred Kossam Adaptation Committee  Presentation 

13:45 – 15.00
       Session 1: Knowledge Gaps

The Climate Change Adaptation gap is real and it enhances the vulnerability of the environment and people to changes in the climate. Access to adaptation knowledge is a crucial aspect in encouraging a resilient environment and resilient communities. This session will discuss the different adaptation knowledge gaps that exist and will invite the audience to interact with the speakers about ways to ll the knowledge gaps.


Ali Raza IUCN  Presentation
     Rojina Manandhar, UNFCCC  Presentation

     Alexandre Meybeck FAO  Presentation
     Saleemul Huq PROVIA Presentation

15:00 – 16:15       Session 2: Financial Gaps

This session will deal with the finance gap regarding climate change adaptation and will assess and express the gap in adaptation action in monetary terms and options to bridge it.


      Roland Sundstrom  The GEF  Presentation
      Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, UNDP  Presentation  

16:30 – 17:45       Session 3: Technological Gaps

What is adaptation technology? Which technology gaps exist? And what is the bridge between technology and capacity building? This session offers answers to these questions.


     Anne Ollhof  UNEP RISØ CENTRE  Presentation
     Karina Larsen, UNDP  Presentation

17:45 – 18:00   Conclusions and closing remarks by Organisers

                         Mr Satoshi Tanaka, Deputy Director-General, Global Environment Affairs Ministry of the Environment, Japan

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