Monday 23 October, 2017

Programme

  • March 12
  • March 13

07:30~09:00

 Day1 Registration

09:00~10:20

Opening Plenary 1 - Adaptation in Action

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor

The opening plenary outlines the need for and challenges to action on adaptation. It discusses and illustrates the key issues in shifting from deliberations to decisions, plans to policies, and policies to practices.

Welcome

  • Anna Lindstedt, Ambassador for Climate Change, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Sweden
  • Shigemoto Kajihara, Deputy Director-General of Global Environment, Ministry of Environment (MOEJ), Japan
  • Keith Alverson, Head of Climate Change Adaptation and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch and Climate Change Adaptation Unit, UNEP HQs, Kenya  

Ministerial Statement

  • Pithaya Pookaman, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

Keynote Addresses

  • Bindu Lohani, Vice President, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines 
  • Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director Designate, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden

Invited Speakers

  • Youssef Nassef, Coordinator, Adaptation Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Germany
  • Byungwook Lee, President, Korea Environment Institute (KEI), Former Vice Minister of Environment, Korea
  • Youth RepresentativeDipesh Chapagain, Co-founder/Program Coordinator, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA), Clean Energy Nepal 

10:20~11:00

Tea Break - In front of Conference Room 1

11:00~12:30

PARALLEL SESSION  I

 

Policies, Programs and Plans 

The following panel sessions explore examples of adaptation in action with a focus on policies, programs and plans. Panels consider different levels and both the public and private sphere. Speakers will be given 7-10 minutes for opening remarks. After that facilitators will encourage exchange of view among panelists and responses to questions from the audience. 

 11:00-12:30

Panel 1 International Agreements and Initiatives    

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor
  • Ulrika Åkesson, First Secretary (Environment and Climate Change), Development Cooperation Section, Embassy of Sweden, Thailand
  • Youssef Nassef, Coordinator, Adaptation Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Germany 
  • Damdin Davgadorj, Mongolian Special Envoy for Climate Change, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia
  • Izumi Kubota, Senior Policy Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 
  • Paul Steele, Environment Advisor, UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre, Thailand
 11:00~12:30

Panel 2 National Policies, Strategies and Programs

Meeting Room A, First Floor

How has adaptation been effectively mainstreamed in national policies, strategies or programs? What, for example, has been learned from initial projects enabled by NAPA activities? How has horizontal coordination or cross-sectoral integration issues been handled? How have adaptation efforts been impacted by conventional development policies and practices, and vice-versa?

  • Dhruba Pant, Professor, Nepal Engineering College 
  • Sinh Bach Tan, Director, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies (NISTPASS), Vietnam 
  • Vidhisha N Samarasekara, Senior Climate Change Specialist, India Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank (ADB),India 
  • S M Munjurul Hannan Khan, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh
  • Rebecca Nadin, Director, Adapting to Climate Change, China Programme 
  • Sanjay Tomar, Senior Advisor, Natural Resource Management Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India 
 11:00~12:30

Panel 3 Local Government Planning 

Meeting Room G, First Floor

How are local governments taking adaptation to climate change into account in their plans and planning procedures?

  • Richard Friend, Senior Staff Scientist, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), Thailand
  • Christopher Kaczmarski, Regional Technical Advisor on Local Development, UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Thailand 
  • Yanyong Inmuong, Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 
  • Ilona Porsché, Project Director, Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI), Natural Resources Management Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India 
  • Benoit Mayer, PhD student, National University of Singapore 
11:00~12:30

Panel 4 Private Sector Strategies, Responsibilities and Contributions

Meeting Room F, First Floor

How are private firms including adaptation to climate change in their core business strategies? How are their approaches similar and different from governments? How are they attempting to influence and contribute to public policy?

  • Louis Lebel, Director, Unit for Social and Environmental Research, Chiang Mai University, Thailand 
  • Leena Wokeck, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Asia Center at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 
  • Avijit Gautam, Operations Head, Emergent Ventures International Pte. ltd,Thailand
  • Linda Yarr, Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, USA
  • Mohiuddin Babar, Nature Alliance, Bangladesh 
11:00~12:30

Panel 5 Multi-level Coordination

Meeting Room C & D, First Floor

How have countries tackled the challenge of coordinating policy, plans and programs on adaptation across administrative levels through to local residents?

  • Nguyen Huong Thuy Phan, Programme Coordinator of the MRC Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative, Environment Division, Mekong River Commission Secretariat, Vientiane, Lao PDR 
  • Purushottam Ghimire, Joint Secretary, National Planning Commission Secretariat, Nepal
  • Changsub Shim, Research Scientist, Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change, Korean Environment Institute (KEI), Korea
  • Sonam Lhaden Khandu, Senior Environment Officer, Climate Change Unit, National Environment Commission (NEC), Royal Government Bhutan
  • Christophe Béné, Coordinator, Adaptive Social Protection Programme, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK
  • Suzzane Kelly-Lyall, Deputy Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, USA
11:00~12:30

Panel 6 Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation Actions

Meeting Room E, First Floor

What are the effective ways of integrating adaptation and mitigation? What are the experiences with integration, for example, in designing energy systems, coastal management or agro-forestry?

  • Regan Suzuki, REDD-net Coordinator, Asia Pacific, RECOFT - The Centre for People and Forest, Thailand 
  • Fawad Khan, Senior Associate, Institute for Social and Environmental  Transition (ISET), Pakistan 
  • Ei Ei Htun, M&E Specialist, Mercy Corps, Myanmar 
  • Simon Henschel, Managing Director, Sunlabob International Pte., Ltd, Singapore
  • Raza M. Farrukh, Senior Project Officer, Pakistan Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank (ADB) 

 11:00~12:30

Panel 6b Building Climate Resilient Cities

Meeting Room B, First Floor

How are city and regional planners and authorities making cities more resilient to climate change?

  • Anna Brown, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation, Thailand 
  • Bharat Dahiya, Human Settlements Officer, UN-HABITAT,Thailand 
  • Stephen Tyler, Senior Associate, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), Canada
  • Gabrielle Iglesias, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Thailand 
  • Isabel Pereira Rodrigues, Research Fellow, Post-Doctoral, Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), University of Évora, Portugal 

12:30~13:30

Lunch -  Reception Area, Ground Floor

Meeting Room B, First Floor

Media Round Table: Strengthening Urban Capacity for Responding to Climate Change Impacts

 13:30~15:00

PLENARY 2 - Insights from Practice 

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor       

The second plenary will focus on what has been learnt from practice. It is therefore intended to be a pragmatic and initial response to the first plenary's outline of the issues and challenges in taking Adaptation ideas into practice. A facilitator will encourage exchange among panelists who will be asked to keep each intervention to less than 2-3 minutes.

  • Rajib Shaw, Associate Professor, Kyoto University, Japan    
  • Charles Rodgers, Senior Environment Specialist (Climate Change Adaptation), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines 
  • Marcus Moench, President, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), USA         
  • Ugyen Tshewang, Secretary, National Environment Commission (NEC), Royal Government Bhutan      
  • Kyosuke Inada, Climate Change Advisor, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan    

15:00~15:40

Tea Break - In front of Conference Room 1

15:40~17:00

PARALLEL SESSION II

 

The following sessions focus on practice in taking adaptation actions at different levels in diverse sectors, geographical zones and key stakeholder groups.  All forum participants are welcome to join. Each session will start with a short introduction from the session coordinators setting scope and expected outcomes.

15:40~17:00

Panel 7 Managing Water for Food and Agriculture

Meeting Room A, First Floor

How does improved management of water for food and agriculture support adaptation? 

  • John Dore, Senior Water Resources Advisor - Mekong Region, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Lao PDR 
  • Masataka Watanabe, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan 
  • Wang Guoqing, Professor, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Research Center for Climate Change, Ministry of Water Resources, China
  • Upali Imbulana, Regional Coordinator, Global Water Partnership (GWP)- South Asia, Sri Lanka 
  • Ancha Srinivasan, Principal Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines
15:40~17:00

Panel 8  Disaster Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Meeting Room G, First Floor

How does effective disaster management support adaptation to climate change, and vice versa?

  • Hideyuki Mori, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan 
  • Shinano Hayashi, Deputy Director, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan 
  • Zeng Yunmin, Director Assistant, GuangDong Academy of Social Science, China
  • Wijitbusaba Ann Marome, Associate Dean of International Affairs, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Thailand 
  • N.M.S.I. Arambepola, Deputy Executive Director, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Thailand
  • Neil Britton, Principal Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines 
 15:40~17:00

Panel 9 Community-based Adaptation 

Meeting Room C & D, First Floor

How do community-based actions support adaptation?

  • Atiq Rahman, Executive Director, Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Bangladesh
  • Gehendra Bahadur Gurung, Head of Programme Climate Change, Food Security, DRR, Practical Action, Nepal 
  • Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, Project Director, Climate Change Program, M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), India 
  • Pinreak Suos, National Advisor, NAPA Follow up Project, Environment and Energy Cluster, UNDP, Cambodia 
  • Paramesh Nandy, Project Manager, UNDP-BD Project of Ministry of Environment and Forest, Bangladesh 
  • Arobindo Mahato, Assistant Professor, Department of Rural Management and Development, Tripura University, India 
15:40~17:00

Panel 9B Gender and Adaptation Mainstreaming

Meeting Room F, First Floor

How does gender matter for adaptation? Are women involved in making adaptation decisions? Are women's actions important for adaptation? 

  • Bernadette P. Resurreccion, Associate Professor, Gender & Development Studies, School of Environment, Resources & Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
  • Annemariie Reerink, Gender Specialist, United Nations Development Programme  (UNDP), Thailand 
  • Jeremy Stickings, Senior Social Development Specialist, Central and West Asia Department (CWAD), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines 
  • Pisith Sok, Gender & Climate Change Committee, Ministry of Women Affairs, Royal Government of Cambodia 
  • Bruce Ravesloot, Senior Adaptation Advisor, Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network Asia, CARE International,Thailand  
15:40~17:00

Panel 10 Ecosystem Management and Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Meeting Room E, First Floor

How do well managed ecosystems support adaptation? How has improved management of forests, wetlands and coastal ecosystems contributed to adaptation?

  • Keith Alverson, Head of Climate Change Adaptation and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch and Climate Change Adaptation Unit, UNEP HQs, Kenya 
  • Robert Mather, Head, South East Asia Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Thailand  
  • Sumit Pokhrel, Energy/Climate Change Coordinator, GMS Core Environment Program, Environment Operations Center, Thailand 
  • Sameer Karki, Regional Technical Advisor, Ecosystems and Natural Resources Management, Thailand 
  • Dethi Soumare Ndiaye, Coordinator, Adaptation Fund Bureau, Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE), Senegal 
  • Alamgir Khan Gandapur, Project Director, Forest/Environment Department, Pakistan
15:40~17:00

Panel 12 Mainstream and Alternate media

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor 

 Has mainstream media or alternative media contributed enough to adaptation actions on climate change

  • Craig Hobbs, CEO, Asia-Pacific Media Alliance for Social Awareness, Singapore 
  • Joydeep Gupta, Director, Third Pole Project, India 
  • Ir. Johannes Jacobus Voordouw, Coordinator of Programme, Panos Caribbean 
  • Kunda Dixit, Editor, Nepali Times, Kathmandu, Nepal  
  • Jessica Cheam, Environment Correspondent, The Straits Times, Singapore 

17:00~18:30

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor 

Adaptation Film Festival

Master of Ceremony: Stuart Ward, The Development Cooperation Section of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok  

  • Screening of the award winning films   
  • Award Ceremony with Khun Winai "Make" Kraibutr, famous Thai movie star to winners of the best Film Competition on Climate Change Adaptation 
  • Performance by Chinese Singer Ruhan - Dancing on a Rainbow & Time to Grow (Chinese and English) 
  • Talk by Kunda Dixit, Editor and Publisher - Nepali Times - Kathmandu on the Role of Media in Communicating Adaptation   
  • Award Ceremony with Khun Winai "Make" Kraibutr, famous Thai movie star to winners of the Best Media Reporting on Climate Change Adaptation 
  • Engaging with the Winners, Judges 
  • Performance by Chinese Singer Ruhan - The World We Leave Behind (Chinese)

18:30~19:30

Reception Area, Ground Floor

 

Reception Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation

 

DAY 2

09:00~10:20

PLENARY 3 - Governance of Adaptation

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor    

The third plenary will focus on the governance of adaptation, addressing issues like how decisions should be made, who should pay, and what is fair. A facilitator will encourage exchange among panelists who will be asked to keep each intervention to less than 2-3 minutes.

  • Thomas Beloe, Aid Effectiveness Specialist, United Nations Development Programme  (UNDP), Thailand 
  • Brian Dawson, Senior Climate Change Advisor, The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia 
  • Heather McGray, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI), USA 
  • David Jackson, Head of Asia and Pacific Office, UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Thailand
  • Sean Batten, Director, Climate Change Policy and Adaptation, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Australia

10:20~11:00

Tea Break

11:00~12:30

PARALLEL SESSION III

11:00~12:30

Panel 13 Decision-making, Public Participation and Fairness

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor  

How are decisions being made on how to adapt? Are the typical processes by which adaptation is governed fair? Is participation and representation of vulnerable groups sufficient? Are rights to adaptation being respected and access to justice provided to all social groups?

  • Prabhakar SVRK, Senior Policy Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan 
  • Frank Griffin, Executive Dean, School of National and Physical Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea 
  • Ajaya Dixit, Executive Director, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), Nepal
  • Gurmit Singh, K.S, Chairman, Center for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia  (CETDEM), Malaysia
  • Akhilesh Gupta, Scientist G, Adviser and Head, Climate Change Program, Department of Science & Technology, India
  • Paula Silva Villanueva, M&E Technical Advisor, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), United Kingdom 

11:00~12:30

Panel 14 Climate Proofing Infrastructure  

Meeting Room A, First Floor

How are governments taking into account adaptation to climate change in the design and construction of transport and communication infrastructure?

  • James Roop, Climate Change Advisor, AusAID, Australia 
  • Norio Saito, Senior Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines  
  • H.E CHAN Darong, Director General for Technical Affairs and Rural Roads Improvement Project's Director, Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia 
  •  Benoit Laplante, ADB Consultant, Climate Change Adaptation Economist, Philippines 
  • Chloe Hanson-Boyd, Climate Change Consultant, Sinclair Knight Merz, Australia 
11:00~12:30

Panel 15 Public Health and Adaptation to Climate Change

Meeting Room G, First Floor

What are the public health priorities and implications of adaptation to climate change?

  • Jai P. Narain, Director, Sustainable Development and Healthy Environment, South East Asian Regional Office (SEARO), World Health Organization (WHO), Thailand
  • Kien Tran-Mai, Climate Change Programme Officer, Mekong River Commission Secretariat, Lao PDR 
  • Tao Liu, Assistant Researcher, Guangdong Institute of Public Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong Province, China 
  • Liz Hanna, Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, The Australian National University 
  • Chung Hyen-Mi, Technical Officer, Environmental Health, Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO), World Health Organization (WHO) 
  • Rikard Elfving, Social Development Specialist (Regional Health and Social Protection), Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines. 
11:00~12:30

Panel 16 Financing Adaptation

Meeting Room F, First Floor

Who should pay for adaptation? How should such decisions be made? What roles should insurance play in adaptation? Are there any other options for risk transfer?

  • Jonathan Shaw, Deputy Director, Asian Institute of Technology - United Nations Environment Programme for Regional Resource Center in Asia and the Pacific (AIT-UNEP RRC.AP), Thailand
  • David McCauley, Head, Climate Change Program Coordination Unit, Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines 
  • Lurraine Villacorta, Senior Project Coordinator, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Philippines 
  • Bradford Philips, Regional Climate Change Advisor, USAID Regional Development Mission, Thailand 
  • Aaron Atteridge, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden 
  • Bonizella Biagini, Head, Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Operations, Global Environment Facility, USA 
11:00~12:30

Panel 17 Options for Small Island States

Meeting Room C & D, First Floor

What can small island states do? Who should help?

  • Brian Dawson, Climate Change Advisor, The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia
  • Diane McFadzien, Climate Change Adaptation Advisor, Secretariat of Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Samoa 
  • Yusuke Taishi, Regional Technical Specialist – Adaptation, Green Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategies, UNDP APRC, Thailand 
  • Ibrahim Naeem, Director General, Environmental Protection Agency, Maldives 
  • Nina Dwisasanti, TELAPAK (Network of Environmental NGOs in Indonesia) 
11:00~12:30

Panel 18 Climate Induced Migration and Livelihood Security

Meeting Room E, First  Floor 

What is the real significance of climate induced migration for efforts to adapt to climate change? How can the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable groups be best secured if migration happens or is necessary?

  • Sujatha Byravan, Senior Fellow, Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai, India 
  • Bart W. Édes, Director Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development Division, Regional and Sustainable Development Department Chair; Social Development & Poverty CoP, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines 
  • Francois Gemenne, Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), France
  • Rathana Peou Van Den Heuvel, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Institute for Sustainable Development, University of Liberal Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh 
  • Dina Ionesco, Policy Officer, International Cooperation and Partnerships, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Switzerland 
  • Lailai Li, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute, China 

12:30~13:30

Meeting Room G, First Floor

Lunch - Reception Area, Ground Floor

Drop-in Demonstration Sessions of Climate Change Compatible User Guide by  CDKN & IDS

 


13:30~15:00 

PARALLEL SESSION IV

13:30 ~15:00

Panel 19 Experiences in the IPCC

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor

What do the experiences of the IPCC tell us about barriers and opportunities to effectively linking knowledge and action on adaptation?

  • Darin Klong-ugkara, News Anchor, Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS), Thailand 
  • Seree Supratid, The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park, Thailand
  • Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow, Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK
  • Joy J. Pereira, Professor, Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute (SEADPRI-UKM), Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia 
  • Mozaharul Alam, Regional Climate Change Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand

13:30~15:00

Panel 20 South - South Learning Across World Regions

Meeting Room A, First Floor What can different regions of the world learn from each other about linking knowledge and action for climate change adaptation? Critical reflections on the workshop from the perspective of those living and working outside the region.
  • Baas Brimer, Attaché in Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to Lao PDR 
  • Gernot Laganda, Regional Technical Advisor, Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Thailand 
  • Kim Myoung Shin, Assistant Programme Specialist, Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Republic of Korea 
  • Karen Bernard, Programme Specialist, Disaster Risk Reduction & Recovery, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Centre, Suva, Fiji Islands 
  • Gulzhamal Issayeva, Senior Programme Specialist, The Regional Environment Center for Central Asia (CAREC), Kazakhstan

13:30~15:00

Panel 21 Local and Experience-based Knowledge

Meeting Room G, First Floor

How do different knowledge management approaches and tools support adaptation actions? How is local, indigenous and experience-based knowledge important to adaptation action?

  • Fatema Rajabali, Climate Change Convener, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, United Kingdom 
  • Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, CEO & National Program Director, LEAD Pakistan and Director Asia, Climate and Development Knowledge Management (CDKN), Pakistan  
  • Sanat Kumar Chakraborty, Editor, Grassroots Options, India 
  • Manohar Dubey, Executive Director, Environmental Planning and Coordination Organization (EPCO), India 

13:30~15:00

Panel 22 Synergies between Adaptation Toolkits and Methods in Practice

Meeting Room F, First Floor

What has been learnt from using adaptation toolkits in practice? How can they be combined or further improved for greater effectiveness?

  • Dhrupad Choudhury, Action Area Team Leader, Innovative Livelihood Options & Grant Coordinator (IFAD), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal 
  • Jonathan Shott, Project Manager and Disaster Management Consultant, Sustainable Development Foundation, Thailand 
  • Oyuntuya Sharavjamts, Vice Director of School of Ecology and Technology Development, Mongolian State University of Agriculture (MSUA), Mongolia 
  • Rachna Arora,Technical Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), India
  • Kenya Kono, Programme OfficerFAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand 

13:30~15:00

Panel 23: Provision and application of climate information

Meeting Room C & D, First Floor

What climate data and information are needed to enable informed adaptation planning? What are the current practices in the provision, dissemination and application of climate data and information? What are the challenges of and emerging opportunities for applying relevant climate information to support adaptation?

  • Xianfu Lu, Climate Change Adaptation Specialist, Asian Development Bank/UNFCCC, Philippines
  • Yinlong Xu, Professor, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (IEDA), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 
  • Charles Rodgers, Senior Environment Specialist (Climate Change Adaptation), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines 
  • Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Senior Technical Advisor, Strategies and Adaptation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Thailand 
  • Senaka Basnayake, Department Head, Climate Change and Climate Risk Management, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC),Thailand
  • John McGregor, Senior Principal Research Scientist,CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia 
  • Suppakorn Chinvanno, SEA-START, Thailand

13:30~15:00

Panel 24 Youth and Adaptation

Meeting Room E, First Floor 

How have youth-led, -driven or –oriented activities contributed to adaptation actions? How has the education system served youth's needs for climate change adaptation knowledge?

  • Tek Jung Mahat, Project Manager, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal
  • Sanjay Vashist, Director, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), South Asia
  • Craig Hobbs, CEO, Asia-Pacific Media Alliance for Social Awareness, Singapore 
  • Lucia Grenna, World Bank 
  • Tanzima Shahreen, Communication and Outreach Expert/Junior Research Assistant, Boishakhi Television, Unnayan Onneshan, Bangladesh 
  • Kevin Charles Kettle, Project Development Officer, SEAMEO SPAFA, Thailand

15:00~15:30

Tea Break - In front of Conference Room 1

15:30~16:45

PLENARY 4 – Linking Knowledge and Action

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor

Linking knowledge to adaptation actions: What are the effective ways of better linking knowledge and action for adaptation to climate change?

  • Monthip Tabucanon, The Royal Institute of Thailand, Former Director General, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Thailand 
  • Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow, Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom
  • Kazuya Yasuhara, Professor Emeritus, Ibaraki University, Japan 
  • Victorino Aquitania, Regional Director, Southeast Asia Secretariat, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Philippines

16:45~17:30

CLOSING CEREMONY

ESCAP Hall, Second Floor 
  • Youth Representative: Tian Wang, Student, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA 
  • Ahmed Saleem, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Environment, Maldives 
  • Said Irandoust, President, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand 
  • Hideyuki Mori, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan
  • AnnaMaria Oltorp, Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation Section, Embassy of Sweden, Thailand  
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