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1 1 Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Development Planning: National Policy Dialogue in Senegal Dakar April 2010

2 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE A brief perspective on START and its capacity building activities in Africa Human Resource Development: Fellowships, (ACCFP); small grants for research >>> Regional research networks; Institutional Strengthening: PASS, Regional research and training nodes; PACOM

3 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE The Senegal National Dialogue is the fifth in the series of nine dialogues Regional training and assessments to follow The partners are: START, EU, UNEP, WCRP, WMO, IPCC Three regional centers: IRA/PASS at UDSM, UGhana, BCAS Local organizers: ENDA (here); others

4 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE Structure of the Dialogue: Consider the IPCC Assessments and projections: Science: Issues of Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation; Issues of Mitigation Consider Senegal National Issues, Concerns and Strategies INTENT: Foster continued national dialogue across all stakeholder communities, especially the Science- Policy-Practitioner-Civil Society Communities

5 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE Outcomes: –Informed and engaged communities –Informed participation in national and international efforts Emphasize – Important to have a dialogue ; not just a series of Powerpoint presentations and Q&A A few thoughts… –Perception of Interaction between Science- Policy-Practitioner communities –Adaptation (and Mitigation) is a dynamic adjustment process and intimately connected to sustainable development

6 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE Science-Policy-Practitioner communities Roger Kasperson

7 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE

8 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE THREE MAJOR TYPES OF Interactions (“SPIDER WEBS”) SIMPLE SPIDER WEB –Strong linkage between science and primary decision makers –Example: IPCC COMPLEX BUT STABLE SPIDER WEBS –More numerous and complex stakeholders –Less direct linkage: science and decision making –Example: Nuclear proliferation DYNAMIC AND UNSTABLE SPIDER WEBS –Complex actors, shifting actors and coalitions –Diffuse and contentious –Example: Marine fisheries, sectoral issues and livelihoods Roger Kasperson

9 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE Adaptation in a “stationary climate” has been happening, mostly in a reactive fashion BUT, normal climate can no longer be assumed! Must engage in anticipatory actions as a dynamic process of adjustment

10 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE FormerlyNow and in future Stationery climate Event and recover Droughts Coastal floods Local disasters Humanitarian Common concern Uncertain changing Merging events Progressive desiccation Sea level rise Systemic risks Risk reduction Common responsibility Ian Burton

11 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE Integration Challenges Adaptation is local, regional, national, trans-border, international, global Adaptation is multi-sectoral: water, health, ecosystem services, infrastructure, forests, fish, agriculture Adaptation co-benefits or emissions? Adaptation is a dynamic process Multiple risks, floods, droughts, cyclones and SLR Ian Burton

12 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE A New Paradigm ADAPTATION as well as Mitigation An economic development and an equity issue A security issue A governance issue A long-term imperative Resilience? A Resilient Senegal in an Adaptive World Ian Burton

13 GEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTEGEORGE PERKINS MARSH INSTITUTE Good View/perspective … But, neither good adaptation, Nor mitigation!!


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