RT 6 National Adaptation Planning: linking across scales

 Thursday 12 May, 08.45 – 10.30, Town Hall

National adaptation planning can strengthen local adaptation responses and local actions can in turn inform national adaptation planning. This round table session will explore in what ways, and feature ongoing initiatives and experiences at the national, sectoral, and local levels that involve mainstreaming climate risk in planning and budgeting. Both good practice and examples of maladaptive practices will be discussed. Participants and audience members will discuss:

  • Entry points in national and local plans and budgets for mainstreaming climate risk
  • Prioritisation of adaptation actions
  • Institutional challenges in coordinating between national, sectoral and local levels
  • Transboundary issues, shift of risks
  • Learning from each other and from mistakes

Speakers include policymakers, practitioners and researchers from both developed and developing countries.

Organised by European Commission, Directorate General DG Climate Action
Partners United Nations Development Programm
Moderator Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Rapporteur Max Linsen, European Commission, DG Climate action

David Bresch, Head, Business Development, Global Partnerships at Swiss Re, Switzerland
Sirkku Juhola, Associate professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki and Department of Built Environment, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Ignacio Lorenzo, Executive Secretary, National Climate Change Response System of Uruguay
Hermen Borst, Deputy Delta Commissioner, the Netherlands
Tbd, Least Developed Countries Experts Group, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change