SP 10.2 Liquid assets and adaptation futures

Tuesday 10 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Antwerp Room

Wetlands help mitigate and adapt to impacts of climate change, yet find limited mention and integration in climate change policies and programes. Better recognition of wetland values in adaptation planning can help generate significant co-benefits for all key actors and stakeholders. Bridging the science-policy-practice divide will enable translating the evidence base on wetland ecosystem service values into improved adaption policy and investment practices. Through case studies and moderated discussion, the session will explore pathways for better recognition of wetland values in adaptation planning by government, private sector and investors.

Organised by Ritesh Kumar, Wetlands International
Partner Institute for European Environment Policy, United Kingdom
Chair Ritesh Kumar, Wetlands International
Rapporteur Julie Mulonga, Wetlands International
Presentations

Wetlands as natural capital
Patrick ten Brink, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), United Kingdom

Case studies
Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Tana River Basin: implications for climate change adaptation and basin development
Peter Odengho, Government of Kenya, Kenya

Economic values of wetland ecosystem services: the implications and challenges for climate change adaptation planning and implementation
J.R.Bhatt, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India

Bringing the value of ecosystems into corporate decision-making
Joppe Camwinckel, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Switzerland

Natural capital financing facility
Katarina Malmnäs, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Panel

Patrick ten Brink, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), United Kingdom
Peter Odengho, Government of Kenya, Kenya
J.R.Bhatt, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India
Joppe Camwinckel, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Switzerland

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