Side event at COP23 “Measuring Progress in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience: From Concepts to Practical Applications”

The side event is organised in partnership with the International Development Research Centre, McGill University, University of Notre Dam du Lac, Asian Institute of Technology, and the Africa Group of Negotiators Expert Support. Country delegates and experts will be sharing experiences on approaches to measuring progress in climate change adaptation and resilience building as well as challenges and lessons learned with a view to identifying frameworks and key indicators that should inform metrics on climate adaptation and resilience. A background paper on the state-of-the-art on tracking adaptation and resilience will be the basis of discussions.

  • When: Tuesday, 7 November 15:00-16:30
  • Where: Meeting Room 7 Bonn Zone located at the Rheinauen Park, Bonn, Germany

The speakers at the side event are: 

  • Ms Edith Ofwona Adera, Senior Programme Specialist, International Development Research Centre

Background paper on “state-of- the-art on measuring adaptation and resilience with gender considerations”

  • Dr James Ford, CIHR Applied Public Health Chair, McGill University, Adaptation Tracking Consortium

Presentation on a global framework for tracking adaptation (includes big data) and lessons from field-based testing around the world

  • Dr Chen Chen, Research Scientist, ND-GAIN

Measuring changing vulnerabilities following adaptation interventions at community level

  • Dr Anh Do, Director, Climate Change Research Center, Institute of Meteorology Hydrology and Environment of Vietnam

Presentation on “Effective Monitoring of Climate Change Adaptation: Contribution towards National Adaptation Plan Process”

  • Ms Anne Olhoff, Head of the Climate Resilient Development Programme, UNEP Report on adaptation metrics and methodologies as part of “Adaptation Gap” series

The event will be moderated by Dr George Wamukoya of the Africa Group of Negotiators Expert Support

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 Useful links:

Bonn Zone map

Video Virtual tour of COP 23 venue