SC 8.15 Tracking adaptation to climate change for MRE

Thursday 12 May, 11.00 – 12.45, Tokyo Room

This session brings together scholars and practitioners with different backgrounds to discuss in an interactive session the conceptual, methodological and empirical challenges of tracking adaptation actions. We aim to stimulate an active discussion in the panel and with the audience around some pertinent questions, including: what makes adaptation Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation (MRE) distinctive from the established Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) practices and theories? Who are the main audiences of adaptation MRE? What can be tracked as key metrics indicative of adaptation success? Do we need different conceptualisations and metricises of adaptation across scales, sectors and regions in the world? We would like to hear your ideas, arguments and lessons learned to address these challenges and advance the debate on adaptation MRE.

Organised by Robbert Biesbroek, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands
James Ford, Department of Geography, McGill University, Canada
Joyce Coffee, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, USA
Chair Jean Palutikof, Griffith University, Australia
Rapporteur Sumit Vij, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands

Tracking adaptation: an overview of key challenges
Robbert Biesbroek, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands and/or James Ford, McGill University, Canada

National-level progress on adaptation among high-income countries
Alexandra Lesnikowski, McGill University, Canada

ND-GAIN country index
Ian Noble, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), USA