Events

Training on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

27 June 2016 to 29 June 2016
New Delhi
India

Representatives from South Asian countries attended the training that offered insights on climate change risks and approaches to climate risk management in sector planning and investment.

Co-organized by the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network, the three-day training involved presentations, case studies, and interactive sessions that aimed to enhance the knowledge and capacity of participants.

The learning event also provided an opportunity for the participants to share their experiences in addressing climate risks in development planning and investment projects. Close to 100 participants from South Asian countries attended the training. 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
27 Jun 2016 Welcome Remarks M. Teresa Kho
27 Jun 2016 Welcome Remarks Preety Bhandari
27 Jun 2016 Welcome Remarks Puja Sawhey
27 Jun 2016 Session 1 - Climate Change Risk Management in South Asia and in ADB Climate Risk Management in Planning and Investment Projects: Overall Approach
Climate variability and change are a threat to development goals. But when climate risks are managed, the intended outcomes of strategies, policies...
Cinzia Losenno
27 Jun 2016 Session 1 - Climate Change Risk Management in South Asia and in ADB Climate Change Risk Management Approach Adopted by TA 7984-NEP
Learn how the climate change management framework helps reduce risks of infrastructure damage or loss from climate change and extreme events...
Pramila Adhikari
27 Jun 2016 Session 2 - Climate Change Data and Projections: Scientific Foundation Climate Science, Data, and Projections
Today and tomorrow’s climate is not as it used to be. The world will continue to warm, and more than what has been observed despite several...
Richard Jones
27 Jun 2016 Session 2 - Climate Change Data and Projections: Scientific Foundation Climate Scenarios for South Asia J. Sanjay
27 Jun 2016 Session 2 - Climate Change Data and Projections: Scientific Foundation Understanding and Managing Uncertainties
What is the relevance of managing uncertainties on climate change risk reduction? This presentation describes the main sources of uncertainty...
Joseph Daron
27 Jun 2016 Session 3 - Implication of Climate Change and Impact Assessment: Key Considerations Climate Change and Hydrology
Countries in South Asia are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Some of the threats that hound South Asia include water shortages, ...
Richard Jones
27 Jun 2016 Session 3 - Implication of Climate Change and Impact Assessment: Key Considerations Impact of Climate Change on Glacier Dependent Himalayan River Basins
How does climate change affect the Himalayan region?  Aside from the apparent increasing temperature, Himalayan region has been experiencing...
Santosh Nepal
27 Jun 2016 Session 3 - Implication of Climate Change and Impact Assessment: Key Considerations Climate Change, Sea Level, Islands, and Coastal Areas
Warming raises averages sea levels from the oceans expanding as they warm and melting of land-ice. This has caused typhoons to become more extreme...
Richard Jones
27 Jun 2016 Session 3 - Implication of Climate Change and Impact Assessment: Key Considerations Impacts of Climate Change on Economic Sectors in South Asia
Many economic sectors are dependent on or sensitive to weather and climate. Extreme weather events that bring multiple hazards have serious...
Richard Jones
27 Jun 2016 Session 3 - Implication of Climate Change and Impact Assessment: Key Considerations Economic Impacts of Climate Change in South Asia
Integrated assessment models can be used to assess the economic impacts of climate change. While each has its own limitation, these models can...
Benoit Laplante
27 Jun 2016 Session 4 - Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning Vulnerability Assessments: A Review Suruchi Bhadwal
27 Jun 2016 Session 4 - Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning Adaptation Planning: Options, Technologies, and Technical Feasibility
Adaptation options selected for implementation in a project must be scientifically sound, socially beneficial, and economically viable. ...
Charles Rodgers
27 Jun 2016 Session 4 - Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning Adaptation Assessment: Economic Analysis
There is no need to come up with a new type of economic analysis to determine the impacts of climate change. However, there might be a need ...
Benoit Laplante
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
28 Jun 2016 Session 5 - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Action Synthesis of Day 1
28 Jun 2016 Session 5 - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Action Case Study on Agriculture in South Asia Upasna Sharma
28 Jun 2016 Session 5 - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Action Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment: The Case of Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project
What are climate change-relate risks that could significantly affect essential infratructure systems? This presentation looks into the climate...
Benoit Laplante
28 Jun 2016 Session 5 - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Action Case Study on Urban Coastal Infrastructure: Bangladesh Coastal Cities Improvement Project Charles Rodgers
28 Jun 2016 Session 5 - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Action Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation: Bhutan Case Study
Bhutan plans to build its second east-west highway to improve trade and rural connectivity in the southern part of the country. This highway...
Pema Norbu
28 Jun 2016 Session 6 - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment: Experiences and Lessons Learned Case Study from India Jyoti Parikh
28 Jun 2016 Session 6 - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment: Experiences and Lessons Learned Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment at the National Level Ajay Dixit
28 Jun 2016 Session 6 - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment: Experiences and Lessons Learned Community-Level Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in the Pyanj River Basin
Climate data need to be translated into useful information that can be understood by different audiences and users. The experience of communities...
Cinzia Losenno
28 Jun 2016 Session 7 - Interactive Session: Decision-Making Under Uncertainty Reflections and Lessons Learned
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Jun 2016 Session 8 - Climate Change and Disaster Management Disaster Risk Management in India Santosh Kumar
29 Jun 2016 Session 8 - Climate Change and Disaster Management Disaster Risk Management Managing the Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate Events
Maximum impacts of disasters are largely felt by the poorest members of society. Given this, interventions are needed that would bring in development...
Arghya Sinha Roy
29 Jun 2016 Session 8 - Climate Change and Disaster Management Ecosystem Based Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management
Ecosystems evolve and change over time, and are naturally resilient and adaptable up to some rate of change. They also have a crucial role in...
Charles Rodgers
29 Jun 2016 Session 8 - Climate Change and Disaster Management Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Urban Settings Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio
29 Jun 2016 Session 9 - Climate Change Financing: Where, What Type, and How? Updates on the Green Climate Fund and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Preety Bhandari
29 Jun 2016 Session 9 - Climate Change Financing: Where, What Type, and How? Maldives on Green Climate Fund Hamdhoon Mohamed
29 Jun 2016 Session 10 - Building Resilience in South Asia: Next Steps and Closing

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