SC 6.6 Linking climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and loss & damage: lessons toward resilient Asia-Pacific region

 Thursday 12 May, 13.45 – 15.30, Tokyo Room

Disaster resilience through science-based climate adaptation and loss and damage have become part of Climate Adaptation Framework of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research network. This was inspired by the UNFCCC Cancun Agreement for Adaptation (2011) and the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (2013). This session will present case studies and guidelines for strengthening adaptation and risk reduction plans from national to grassroots levels in the Asia-Pacific region. We will promote knowledge on approaches to respond to slow onset and extreme climatic events; economic and non-economic Loss and Damage; impacts on most vulnerable; and integrating slow onset events and extreme events into climate-resilient development processes.

Organised by Linda Stevenson, Communication and Scientific Affairs Division, Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Japan
Partner Stockholm Environment Institute-Asia (SEI-ASIA), Thailand
Chair Linda Stevenson, Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) Secretariat, Japan
Rapporteur Michael Boyland, Stockholm Environment Institute-Asia (SEI-ASIA), Thailand
Presentations

Twenty years of research and scientific capacity development in Asia Pacific Region: Integrating climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and loss and damage
Linda Anne Stevenson, APN Secretariat, Japan

An analysis of longer-term (5-10 years) recovery following major disasters in the Asia-Pacific region: lessons for resilient development
Michael Boyland, Stockholm Environment Institute-Asia (SEI-ASIA), Thailand

Assessing linkages between CCA, DRR and L&D: case studies in the floodplains of Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
Perlyn Pulhin, Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc., Philippines

Integrating climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and loss & damages to address emerging challenges due to slow onset processes
Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), Malaysia

Addressing non-economic losses and damages associated with climate change: Learning from recent past extreme climatic events for future planning
S.V.R.K Prabhakar, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

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