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Report - UNFCCC Technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change

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Date of publication: 2013-05-16

Associated Organization: UNFCCC

Themes: Poverty and vulnerability

Regions: Africa

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Summary:

The overall objective of the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change is to assist all Parties, in particular developing countries, including least developed countries and small island developing States, to improve their understanding and assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, and to make informed decisions on practical adaptation actions and measures to respond to climate change on a sound scientific, technical and socioeconomic basis, taking into account current and future climate change and variability.

The Conference of the Parties (COP), at its seventeenth session, requested the secretariat to organize, in collaboration with partner organizations of the Nairobi work programme and other relevant organizations, a technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change, before the thirty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), taking into account the role of ecosystems, including forests, in adaptation; vulnerability and impacts in ecosystems; and the implementation and benefits of ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation and lessons learned, including through the three Rio Conventions.

The COP indicated that the workshop would be informed by the information contained in annex I to the report of the SBSTA on its thirty-fourth session,3 and subsequent views of Parties, and would include, as cross-cutting issues, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, and gender-sensitive tools and approaches.

The COP further requested the secretariat to prepare a report on the workshop, to be made available by the thirty-eighth session of the SBSTA.

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