31.01.2017 - 01.02.2017

The Workshop for Capacity Building on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region: Toward mainstreaming of climate change adaptation



“The Workshop for Capacity Building on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region: Toward mainstreaming of climate change adaptation” was held on 1-2 February 2017, in Manila, the Philippines. This was a follow-up event of the previous workshops focusing on “Needs and Challenges for Designing and Implementing Climate Actions” held in Bangkok, Thailand on 1-2 October 2015 (hereinafter called the Bangkok workshop) and “Technical Review of Background Assessment for Climate Change Adaptation” held in Manila, the Philippines on 27-28 January 2016 (hereinafter called the Manila workshop).

According to Technical Guidelines for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process (UNFCCC, 2012) for least developed countries, the NAP process included four elements: A) Lay the Groundwork and Address Gaps (“stocktaking” stage); B) Preparatory Element (“assessment” stage); C) Implementation Strategies (“implementation” stage); and D) Reporting, Monitoring and Review (“M&E” stage). Under Element B of the NAP Process, the last two steps related more directly to the actual planning for adaptation and covered the importance for addressing communication of national adaptation planning to all stakeholders and integration of climate change adaptation (CCA) into existing national and subnational planning processes including budget allocation. Besides that, Element C with four steps, especially step four, suggested promoting coordination and synergy for implementing adaptation planning. Considering the importance of addressing the needs and challenges on technical, institutional and human capacities identified in previous two workshops, mainstreaming of adaptation planning and the CCA background assessments into national and subnational planning processes corresponded directly with those identified in steps B.4, B.5 and C.1-C.4 of the NAP process guidelines.

This workshop aimed to understand and identify key aspects for mainstreaming CCA and the necessary CCA background assessments into existing national and subnational planning processes. The expected outputs from this workshop included a better understanding and identification of key requirements and conditions for mainstreaming adaptation planning into the all levels, including the subnational. Approximately 40 participants were invited to the workshop, including those who are engaged in the field of climate change adaptation (e.g., national government officials, policy makers, practitioners, and researchers) in the Asia‐Pacific region.

For the details of the previous workshops, please see:

The Bangkok Workshop: http://www.asiapacificadapt.net/events/workshop-capacity-building-climate-change-impact-assessments-and-adaptation-planning-asia

The Manila Workshop: http://www.asiapacificadapt.net/events/workshop-capacity-building-climate-change-impact-assessments-and-adaptation-planning-asia-0

Presentation files

Day I: 1 February 2016

Session I: Current status of national-level mainstreaming, integration and coordination

Session III: Expert panel on mainstreaming and integration approaches

Session IV: Group activity

Day II: 2 February 2016

Session VI: Local-level real world case experiences on implementation

Session VII: National approaches for supporting local implementation and vertical integration



  • development planning
  • impact assessments
  • mainstreaming adaptation