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The AIACC Project Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change Neil Leary, AIACC Director UNFCCC COP-10 Buenos Aires 07 December 2004.

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1 The AIACC Project Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change Neil Leary, AIACC Director UNFCCC COP-10 Buenos Aires 07 December 2004

2 2 Background GEF enabling project –climate change focal area Geographic scope: Global Implementing Agency: UNEP Executing Agencies: START & TWAS Collaboration between IPCC, UNEP, START, TWAS and developing country institutions

3 3 Sources of Funding Global Environment Facility Developing countrypartner co-financing USAID CIDA USEPA Rockefeller Foundation

4 4 AIACC Objectives Build scientific and technical capacity to support National Communications and developing country participation in int’l science Advance scientific understanding of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation opportunities Link science and policy communities for adaptation planning

5 5 Means for achieving objectives Implement regional V&A assessments –“Learning-By-Doing” capacity building Supplement by technical support, mentoring, training, and networking Engage stakeholders Work with National Communications Synthesis Workshops, publications, science & stakeholder meetings

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7 7 Overview of Regional Assessments Africa: 11 projects –Health (1), Agriculture/food security (7), water resources (5), land use (3), biodiversity (3), rural livelihoods (3), climate system (2) Asia: 5 projects –Agriculture/food security (4), water resources(4), land use (3), aquatic/wetland ecosystems (2) Latin America: 5 projects –Agriculture/food security (3), water resources (3), land use (1), livelihoods (2), coastal zones (3), fisheries (1), extreme events (2) Small Island Developing States: 3 projects –Health (1), coastal zones and their resources (2), water resources (2), tourism (1)

8 8 Some of the Methods of AIACC Projects Climate scenario generation Climate risk spaces Vulnerability indicators Livelihood approaches Integrated assessment modeling Benefit/cost analysis of adaptation

9 The AIACC Data, Methods and Synthesis Website

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12 12 Most Accessed Resources Synthesis page: Summarizes and synthesizes the AIACC projects' research methodologies and results Toolkit: Descriptions of software and computer models that are useful in impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability assessments Methods: Summarizes the AIACC projects' methods for impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability assessment Bibliography: Contains close to 1,000 citations to journal articles, reports, working papers, websites, data, and software applications addressing climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability


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