Risk Assessments: Webinars on 24 October and 2 November 2017

Safe the date! The international EbA Community in collaboration with the SNRD Asia Climate Change Adaptation Working Group are delighted to invite you to a series of two webinar on

Webinar 1: Risk assessments in the adaptation policy context, 24 October 2017, 8.00-9.00 CET

  • GIZ’s new Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook
  • Country insight: Reconciling risk & vulnerability assessment for land use planning in the Philippines

Webinar 2: Risk assessments in the context of Ecosystem-based Adaptation, 2 November 2017, 15.00-16.00 CET

  • Community NEWS: 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop, 21-24 August 2017
  • How to assess risks in an EbA context

The registration links will be posted here in brief!

Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook

The Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook (PDF) introduces the IPCC AR5 risk concept and provides guidelines on how to conduct risk assessments using the Vulnerability Sourcebook’s approach.

The Vulnerability Sourcebook (PDF) provides step-by-step guidelines to conduct robust vulnerability assessments according to the IPCC concept of vulnerability. Since its publication in 2014, it has been widely used for vulnerability assessments in the framework of climate change adaptation planning from the local to the national level. The Fifth IPCC Assessment Report (AR5) moved from focusing on vulnerability to focusing on risk of climate-related impacts that may harm a system. To account for this change, in 2017 this Risk Supplement has been developed.

For more information please click here.

Largest expert meeting worldwide on Ecosystem-based Adaptation in 2017 took place in Bangkok

What are the recent developments at global and national level and experiences on mainstreaming ecosystem-based adaptation? What are promising entry points for mainstreaming EbA? How to measure success of EbA to demonstrate and communicate EbA impacts? Which public and private options are available to sustainably finance EbA? And how to best generate and use evidence on EbA effectiveness?

At the 2nd International EbA Community of Practice Workshop, around 80 experts from governments, research and policy institutions, and civil society from 22 countries came together to exchange on selected topics defined during the 1st workshop in June 2016. The workshop was structured around plenary and parallel discussion sessions that aimed to contribute to four core objectives: Identifying entry points for EbA mainstreaming; monitoring and evaluation of EbA; financing challenges and opportunities; evidence of EbA effectiveness.

The documentation will be made available on the EbA subsection on www.AdaptationCommunity.net.

The workshop was organized by the global BMUB IKI-funded project “Mainstreaming EbA – Strengthening ecosystem-based adaptation in planning and decision-making processes” implemented by GIZ.

Guidance Note on Financing National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

Financing is needed throughout the entire National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process – from its initiation to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of prioritized adaptation actions. Many countries need assistiance with determining how to secure the financing for their NAP processes. Therefore, the NAP Global Network has recently published a new Guidance Note, increasing the likelohood of securing finance from different sources for countries and their governments. Entitled ‘Financing National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes: Contributing to the achievement of nationally determined contribution (NDC) adaptation goals’, the publication:

  • Presents a range of potential financing sources (domestic and international, public and private)
  • Identifies which sources are appropriate for different phases within the NAP process
  • Suggests practical steps for countries to take throughout the NAP process
  • Provides a number of concise case studies from a diverse group of countries

The guidance note was commissioned and co-authored by GIZ’s Climate Policy Support Program (co-authors Michael Brossmann & Sascha Oppowa) in cooperation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The publication is available in English and will become available in French and Spanish by November 2017.

Guidance for M&E of community-based adaptation

A new book chapter outlines M&E of community-based adaptation. The chapter presents results from the 9th Community-based Adaptation conference (CBA9) in Nairobi. Entitled Key considerations for monitoring and evaluation of community-based Adaptationit:

  • Introduces four considerations for the development of an adaptation M&E system (purpose, content, target audience, capacities & resources)
  • Discusses principles, frameworks and trade-offs for M&E of CBA
  • Recommends a theory of change approach such as GIZ’s “Adaptation made to measure
  • Outlines how M&E of CBA can be linked to national Adaptation M&E systems

The chapter offers an introduction for practitioners working at the community level who are interested in advancing their knowledge about Monitoring & Evaluation. It also serves as background reading for GIZ’s adaptation M&E training course. Authored by Timo Leiter from the project “Effective Adaptation Finance (M&E Adapt)” funded by BMZ, the chapter is part of the book “Enhancing adaptation to climate change in developing countries” published by the African Centre for Technology Studies Press.  

NAP-GN webinar: “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process”

This webinar, which took place on the 14th June 2017, explores how countries are developing national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems for adaptation in context of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. Results of a survey of country needs and experiences regarding M&E from the NAP Global Network are presented along with the country example of  South Africa’s national adaptation M&E system.

You can watch the recording and view the presentations online at the NAP Global Network website.

NAP Global Network’s webinar series

The webinar series will deal with different topics related to the national adaptation plan (NAP) process, insights from the Network’s activities, as well as specific country experiences.

Sector Integration in the NAP Process
A NAP Global Network Webinar Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 | 10am-11am EST (3pm-4pm GMT)

Agenda:

– Introduction to the NAP Global Network and Webinar Series
– A Spectrum of Approaches to Sector Integration (Hayley Price-Kelly, NAP Global Network Secretariat)
– The Case of Jamaica: A hybrid approach to sector integration (Dr. Orville Grey, Jamaica’s Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation)
– Q&A
– Next steps and closing

Please register here.

For further information please contact the Network’s Secretariat (info@napglobalnetwork.org).

Evidence of EbA measures: Webinars in collaboration with UNEP-REGATTA/Practical Solutions

Why is it relevant to have evidence on the effectiveness of EbA, how to generate this evidence and communicate it to the target groups?

We are delighted to invite you to our webinar series on “Evidence of the effectiveness of Ecosystem-based Adaptation” in collaboration with the EbA Community of Practice of UNEP-REGATTA, managed by Practical Solutions.

The invitation for the online discussion and first webinar on 2nd March 9.00 – 11.00 am (Lima, Bogotá, Quito) is now available here.

Discussion series on EbA-relevant tools and methods: Outcome paper and further sources now online

We need effective and field-proven tools and methods to support adaptive management and decision-making and consider EbA measures within an overall adaptation strategy. From September-November 2016, the online discussion series of the International EbA Community of Practice centered around three key questions:

1) Which EbA-relevant tools exist already and have been used successfully at different stages of the mainstreaming cycle?

2) How to adopt existing tools to an EbA context?

3) How to make these tools available to a broader audience?

In addition to the webinar recordings, an outcome paper on EbA-relevant tools and methods and a list of further sources is now available here.