Workshop on Climate Risk Management in Planning and Investment Projects

Seminar / Training workshop

Workshop on Climate Risk Management in Planning and Investment Projects

ADB HQ, Manila, The Philippines
EVENT DATE: 09 February 2015 to 10 February 2015
ORGANISER: ADB, APAN

DATE OF ENTRY

16 January 2015

Workshop Summary

APAN and the Asia Development Bank (ADB) co-organised the workshop on “Climate Risk Management in Planning and Investment Projects” on 9-10 February 2015 in Manila, the Philippines. The workshop was attended by more than 50 participants from Southeast Asia participants from government officials and professionals involved in planning, financing and implementing public investment projects.  It aimed to build the capacity of government officials on how to assess climate risk including the theory, tolls, economics, as well as securing and managing finance for incorporating climate risk in planning vis- a- vis strengthen understanding of climate change risks and approaches to climate risk management in sector planning and investment projects.

 The workshop provided the participants with a comprehensive two-day training on climate risk management approaches, climate data utilisation for impact and vulnerability assessment, economic and technical analysis in adaptation assessment and planning, and financial architecture on climate change adaptation initiatives in partnership with the private sector. Case studies on addressing climate change risks in some investment projects were also presented to illustrate the challenges that climate change presents to specific investment projects, how these risks have been addressed in practice and lessons learned. The workshop also provided an opportunity for the participants to share their experiences in addressing climate risks in development planning and investment projects.

Two interactive sessions were conducted to stimulate hands on learning. The participants were divided into three sector-based groups: transport, urban, and agriculture. During the first session, each group was given a specific project case to screen for climate risks as well as for them to identify potential adaptation measures to be included in the project design. The second session required them to come up with a skeleton concept note for potential financing scheme based on the risks and adaptation measures that they have identified.

Selected Presentations