Thursday 24 September, 2020

Programme

  • 1st October
  • 2nd October
  • 3rd October

 

 DAY I

 

 

 

07.30-08.30

Registration 

8:30~10:10

Opening Plenary 

 

Opening and Welcoming Remarks

Keynote Speech (30 min): Actors in adaptation. The opening talk will explain the roles and positions different actors typically take in adaptation projects, programs, plans and policies. It will raise questions about the barriers actors face as well as the special insights and resources they can bring to bear on adaptation challenges. Finally the talk will address some of the issue to consider when different stakeholders must work together to solv2e an adaptation problem.

10:10~10:40

Coffee  Break 

10:40~12:40

PARALLEL PANELS 1

 10:40~12:20

Mainstreaming Panel 1.1 Transformative change and development pathways

    

 

What existing examples are there of ‘transformative change’ that can inform adaptation to climate change?  What are roles of non-state versus state actors in bringing about transformative change?

  10:40~12:20

Nexus: Panel 1.2 Climate-sensitivities of the water-food-energy system

 

    

What are the most important sensitivities and links? Who is trying to address them and how? What lessons have been learnt about the significance of the “WFE nexus” for adaptation efforts?

  10:40~12:20

DRR and Security: Panel 1.3 Risk insurance and other loss and damage systems

 

What are the risks from and barriers to private sector involvement in loss and damage systems? What roles have private and state actors taken? Is their scope for alternative forms of collaboration?

 10:40~12:20

Ecosystem: Panel 1.4 Ecosystem-based adaptation: principles and limits.

 

In what ways can ecosystems contribute to adaptation? What are the barriers to actors engaging in ecosystem-based adaptation? What has been learnt about limits?

10:40~12:20

Cities: P1.5 Climate resilient infrastructure and coastal development

  What are key design considerations for making infrastructure and coastal development ‘climate resilient’?  Which stakeholders need to be involved, and how? What knowledge is needed for developing relevant standards or planning zones?

12:20~13:20

Lunch Break 

13:20~15:00

PARALLEL PANELS 2

  13:20~15:00

Mainstreaming: Panel 2.1  Gender Sensitive Adapatation

 

What lessons have been learnt from efforts to address differences in needs, capacities, risk burdens and rights in adaptation interventions?  

  13:40~15:00

Nexus: Panel 2.2 Implications of hydropower for food security in a changing climate

  How have the burdens and benefits of hydropower development been shared? What net influence has hydropower had on food security and how might this shift under a changing climate?
 13:40~15:00

DRR & Security: Panel 2.3 Knowledge foundations of loss and damage systems

 

What climate information and knowledge is needed to support effective loss and damage systems?  Which actors hold key knowledge and what are the constraints to sharing or accessing it?

  13:40~15:00

 EcosystemsPanel 2.4 Community and ecosystem-based adaptation

What are the critical intersections between community- and ecosystem-based adaptation? What are the barriers to involving local knowledge holders and resource managers in adaptation actions and how can they be overcome?

  13:40~15:00

Cities: Panel 2.5 Water supply and sanitation under increased flood or drought risks

  How do extreme events affect urban water supply and sanitation? What have different actors tried to do manage risks or adapt systems?  How do risk management options and strategies differ by social class and gender?
 15:00~15:30

Cofeee Break

15:30~17:00

Plenary 2Reflections on the 5AR

 

 

This second plenary will reflect on the key findings of the fifth IPCC assessment from the perspective of the Asia-Pacific region. It will distill the main messages about impacts, needs for transformative change and the limits to adaptation different places face. It will also identify actions that should be undertaken now as well as new emerging issues that urgently require additional research, analysis or deliberation. 

17:00- 17:30

 

19:00~21:00

Wrap up/ report back from day 1

Welcome Dinner 

 

DAY II

 

 

09:00~10:10

PLENARY 3 - Interactions between public and private sector actors in adaptation: This third plenary will focus on the private sector and how it has interacted with governments in adaptation actions. The emphasis will be on actual experiences, successful and less fruitful, identifying lessons for how to strengthen engagement in future for mutual benefits

10:10~10:40 

Coffee Break

10:40~12:20

PARALLEL  PANELS 2

10:40~12:20

Mainstreaming: Panel 3.1 Technology Transfer

 

What are the main barriers to adaptation technology transfer?  What lessons have been learnt about reducing these barriers, in particular, the role of partnerships? What kinds of policy changes or support do private sector actors want to see before getting involved?
  • 10:40~12:20

Special Panel 3.2 Smallholder farmer and fisher perspectives on adaptation

 

As a fisher and/or farmer: what do you think are the most important ways for adapting to a changing climate? (Facilitated discussion panel) 

10:40~12:20

DRR & Security: Panel 3.3 Migration as adaptation 

 

Under what conditions may migration be an adaptation?  Should government policies enable migration as a way to adapt to climate change?  (Suggested format: Panel debate)

10:40~12:20

Ecosystems: Panel 3.4 Landscapes for ecosystem services and sustaining livelihoods

 

What are the special challenges for adaption in areas with high biodiversity conservation values? What types of collaborations among stakeholders have been attempted and which have worked?

10:40~12:20
Cities: Panel 3.5 Coastal tourism
 

How is the coastal tourism sector likely to be effected by climate change? What approaches to adaptation are being considered or implemented? How have the multiple, divergent, interests been handled? What has been the role of multi-stakeholder processes?  Are there examples of successful public-private partnerships for addressing adaptation issues?

12:20~13:20

Lunch Break 

13:20~15:00 

PARALLEL PANELS 4 

13:20~15:00

Mainstreaming : Panel 4.1 Adaptation financing

 

What roles do international and state actors have in adaptation financing? What has been learnt about building capacities of different actors to successfully access financing?

13:20~15:00

Nexus: Panel 4.2 Weather-indexed insurance in agriculture

 

What lessons have been learnt from efforts so far to assess, pilot or implement weather-indexed insurance?  Which actors benefit most and least? What could such schemes contribute to climate change adaptation?
13:20~15:00

DRR & Security: Panel 4.3 Climate resilient health systems

 


What actions have been taken to make health systems more resilient? Were efforts made to engage multiple stakeholders? What are main lessons learnt so far about adaptation in health systems? 

13:20~15:00

Special:Panel 4.4 CSR and beyond

 


How can firms extend and transform conventional CSR practices to support  adaptation? How do social enterprises support adaptation?

13:20~15:00

Cities: Panel 4.5 Managed retreat and sea-level rise


What strategies will coastal planners need to manage retreat from coastlines as a result of sea-level rise? What is being explored or tried already? What lessons can be learnt for adaptation in low-lying cities in the Asia-Pacific region?

15:00~15:30

 Coffee break

15.30-17.00

PLENARY 4 – Adaptation as a multi-stakeholder process

The fourth plenary session will reflect on what governments, public and private organizations and communities should do together for successful adaptation. This will give special attention to the roles of deliberation and coordination in multi-stakeholder adaptation processes. As such it will build on the previous plenaries focus on public-private partnerships and address the issues of wider public participation in adaptation knowledge-exploring, decision-making and action-taking.

17:00- 17:30

Wrap up/ report back from day 2

 

DAY III 

09.00-10.10

PLENARY 5 -Mainstreaming climate change adaptation in ASEAN – Multiple actors and roles

 

The fifth plenary session will share lessons learned from ASEAN’s experiences on mainstreaming climate change adaptation. The focus will be on distilling what contributions regional cooperation have made to adaptation efforts above and beyond what can be done by a country on its own.

10.10-10.40

Coffee Break

10.40-12.20

PARALLEL PANELS 5

10.40-12.20

Mainstreaming: Panel 5.1 Across borders: trade and investment policies

   

How do policies affecting movement of goods and money across borders influence adaptive capacities of households, places and countries? Are women and men affected in same ways? Under what conditions might international trade and investment enhance adaptation?

10.40-12.20

Nexus: Panel 5.2 Droughts: vulnerability to water shortages in agriculture

 

How have farmers, local and national governments tried to deal with droughts and severe seasonal water shortages affecting agriculture? Are these approaches appropriate and sufficient for adapting to climate change? If not, what other strategies are required?

10.40-12.20

DRR & Security: Panel 5.3 Long-term recovery following disasters

 

What lessons have been learnt from long-term recovery experiences following major disasters?  Was resilience enhanced? Or were errors repeated?  Who needs to be involved and how for recovery to be successful? What are the implications for adaptation planning?

10.40-12.20

SPECIAL: Panel 5.4 Cross-regional knowledge sharing

    

 What are important lessons which can be learnt from other regions for adaptation efforts in the Asia-Pacific Region, and vice-versa?

10.40-12.20

SPECIAL: Panel 5.5 Urban resilience 

 

What makes an urban area more or less resilient? How have actors collaborated to increase resilience to a variable and changing climate?

12:20~13:20

Lunch  Break 

13:20~15:00 

PARALLEL PANELS 6

13:20~15:00  

Mainstreaming: Panel 6.1 Mainstreaming and integration of climate extremes and disaster risk reduction in development  

What are the main ways different organizations have tried to mainstream climate extremes and DRR in their operations? What have national governments learnt from efforts to mainstreaming DRR into development and what are the implications for climate change adaptation? 

13:20~15:00 

Special: Panel 6.2 Perspectives on partnerships from local community-based organizations

 

As a representative of a local organization: How has your organization partnered with government or others to work on adaptation to climate change? (Facilitated discussion panel)  

13:20~15:00 

SPECIAL: Panel 6.3 Youth perspectives on reducing vulnerability of youth 

 


As a youth: How has your generation understood the adaptation challenge? What are the most important barriers for youth to get involved and how could they be addressed? Does gender matter?

13:20~15:00 

Ecosystems: Panel 6.4 Stimulating effective knowledge management for biodiversity conservation

  How is biodiversity conservation important for adaptation?  What examples exist of effective knowledge management for conservation?  Who needs to be involved? How might these systems need to be adjusted to deal with climate change? Are there any lessons for managing knowledge important to adaptation in other sectors?
13:20~15:00
Cities: Panel 6.5 Public participation, risk communication and heat waves in cities

  How have governments tried to address heat wave problem? How have communities responded to different types of communication and engagement? Do women and men respond the same way? How might these insights be used to adapt to climate change?

15:00~15:30

Coffee Break

15:30~17:00

PLENARY 6 – Closing ceremony