SP 8.12 Climate risk information for development, disaster risk reduction, and conservation

Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Van Oldenbarnevelt Room

New paradigms are emerging for integrating climate information into conservation, disaster risk reduction, and sustainable development strategies. The session will present cutting-edge scientific approaches to developing and using climate risk information for development, conservation and disaster risk reduction practitioners. The Adaptation for Development and Conservation (ADVANCE) partnership between World Wildlife Fund and the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University will provide case studies and approaches based on experience with stakeholders in Myanmar, Colombia and Central Asia. The BRACED programme is helping people become more resilient to climate extremes in the Sahel, East Africa and Asia and will present case studies from these regions. The session will identify opportunities and constraints, and share practices and lessons from the ADVANCE and BRACED countries on the application of climate risk information.

Organised by Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University, USA
Partners Center for Climate Systems Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA
World Wildlife Fund, USA
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Thailand
Chair Anita van Breda, World Wildlife Fund, USA
Rapporteur Ryan Bartlett, World Wildlife Fund, USA

Stakeholder-driven climate risk information products for conservation, development and disaster risk reduction
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University, USA

Climate services application experiences in BRACED Asian and African countries
Atiq Kainan Ahmed, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Thailand

Local perspectives on integrating climate risk information into village-scale ecosystem based adaptation in Tajikistan
Umed Bulbulshoev, Camp Tabiat, Tajikistan

Adaptation for development and conservation (ADVANCE) partnership: lessons from Myanmar, Colombia and Central Asia
Shaun Martin, World Wildlife Fund, USA