ADPC’s findings on climate change adaptation featured in UN document

SERVIR-Mekong News

The Nairobi Work Programme’s report outlining best practices across regions by Government and agencies in climate change and adaptation initiatives features inputs from case studies submitted by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center. 

The report titled “Activities undertaken by regional centres and networks on adaptation planning processes and processes and structures for linking national and local adaptation planning comes from 68 submissions contributed by regional centers and networks, international organizations and partners of the Nairobi Work Programme.

The Nairobi Work Programme , which was established under the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11), works to bring together an accumulated knowledge base around climate change adaptation. Their aim is to foster an environment of idea sharing and innovation.

As climate change initiatives continue to scale up, it is important for Government and agencies to coordinate and exchange knowledge and ideas to promote the dynamic approach needed to minimize the impacts of climate change. ADPC will continually seek to work with partners to share ideas and innovations to strengthen the collective effort on climate change adaptation.

ADPC’s initiatives highlighted throughout the document

Each of the efforts highlighted in the document show ADPC’s strength in linking technology with national and local systems with a focus in building capacity across all levels to ensure risk informed development.

Mainstreaming Climate Information Application for Enhancement of Agro-Ecosystem Services and Functions

This project focused on the application of research and development to integrate DRR and CCA into river basin management in Sri Lanka and Vietnam. This approach focused on coordination with relevant Government partners and national organizations and developing appropriate livelihood options for CCA. 

Training on Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

This initiative strengthened the capacity of professionals working in basin development in protecting and restoring agro-ecosystem to maximize its protective function. This includes training of relevant professionals and introducing training and demonstration programs. 

A Needs Assessment of Geospatial Data and Technologies in the Lower Mekong Region

SERVIR-Mekong, funded by USAID and NASA and based in ADPC, carried out a needs assessment to inform the programs strategic focus with an emphasis in strengthening the application of geospatial data and technologies for decision making. The Needs Assessment can be accessed here.

The finalized document that includes synthesized information from all 68 submissions can be found here.


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