SP 8.9 Exploring the adaptation potential of technologies

Tuesday 10 May, 13.30 – 15.15, New Orleans Room

It has proven a challenge to promote the transfer and diffusion of technologies for climate change adaptation. This session addresses that challenge. It is structured around the question: “Can the discourse on technology transfer for adaptation be reframed to emphasise action and opportunity, rather than support and barriers?” It combines experience and perspectives from policy, practice, the private sector and research, and includes discussion of improved measurement of technology effectiveness, enabling environments of technology implementation, and technology investment opportunities.

Organised by Sara Traerup, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) DTU Partnership, Denmark
Partners Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden
Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), Denmark
Chair Jason Spensley, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), Denmark
Rapporteurs Skylar Bee, Caroline Schaer,  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) DTU Partnership, Denmark
Presentations

Assessing technologies for adaptation, existing and proposed metrics
Sara Traerup, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) DTU Partnership, Denmark

Technologies for adaptation: part of the solution or part of the problem? Examples from the coastal sector 
Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Germany

Case Study: coastal infrastructure protection using a combination of hard and soft engineering technologies in Mauritius
Sanju Deenapanray, Ecological Living In Action Ltd, Mauritius

Panel discussion

Facilitated by Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Germany

Anne Olhoff, United Nations Environment Programme DTU Partnership
Youssef Nassef, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (tbc)
Rasoul D. Mikkelsen, Lifelink, Grundfos (tbc)
Patrick Pringle, United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (tbc)Vladimir Stenek, International Finance Corporation (IFC) (tbc)

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE