SC 8.14 The role of PROVIA: identifying key future challenges across scales

Wednesday 11 May, 13.30 – 15.15, New Orleans Room

PROVIA, the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation, has been instrumental in identifying research gaps in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA). Tools and materials have been developed that bridge the science-policy gap and help practitioners in taking action. Since PROVIA's inception the prominence of adaptation has increased considerably in the past years. The Paris agreement provides the clearest evidence. This session brings together leading experts, including members of the PROVIA Scientific Steering Committee, to discuss research gaps and PROVIA's readiness in a changed adaptation landscape with increased ambitions. An important part of the session is dedicated to input from the VIA communities on these issues. The outcome of the session will be used to inform the PROVIA future work plan.

Organised by Philip Drost, PROVIA Secretariat, Kenya
Partners United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Kenya
Griffith University, Australia
Chair Jean Palutikof, Griffith University, Australia, PROVIA SSC co-chair
Rapporteur Janak Pathak, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Kenya

Global research challenges in climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA, PROVIA SSC member 

Future direction of adaptation research: an exploration
Kristie Ebi, University of Washington, USA, PROVIA SSC member 

Evolving messages of the IPCC on adaptation
Yinlong Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, PROVIA SSC member