SP 8.5 Developing action plans and assessing costs and benefits for prioritising, programming and financing adaptation in developing countries

Tuesday 10 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Zaal Staal

While climate finance is increasing, it will fall short of needs. Given this gap, it is important to prioritise adaptation, but this involves several challenges. These can be addressed by using a policy-orientated approach and mainstreaming, considering the timing and phasing of adaptation (iterative approaches), and assessing costs and benefits to help prioritisation and financing. This session presents the latest thinking on action plans and economic assessment. It presents two case studies from less developed countries that have gone from prioritisation to early implementation. An open session is included for other examples, followed by a panel discussion on building networks and capacity.

Organised by Paul Watkiss, Paul Watkiss Associates/ECONADAPT, United Kingdom
Partners South South North, South Africa
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
Chair Paul Watkiss, Paul Watkiss Associates/ECONADAPT, United Kingdom
Rapporteur Jean-Pierre Roux, South South North, South Africa

Using iterative risk management and economics for action planning, prioritisation, appraisal and climate finance
Paul Watkiss, Paul Watkiss Associates, United Kingdom

Mainstreaming climate adaptation into Rwanda’s agriculture sector development plan
Anita Wreford, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Scotland/New Zealand
Ritwika Sen, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Rwanda
Simon Martin, Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Rwanda

Developing and financing an adaptation action plan for Zanzibar
Federica Cimato, independent, Italy
Nassir Tahir Ali, Department of Environment, Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar,
United Republic of Tanzania
Alistair Hunt, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Alina Tepes, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Spain

Discussion on adaptation economics experience
Moderator: Sam Fankhauser, London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom