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1 Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico 15 – 17 January 2011 Carlos Fuller Deputy Director II Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

2 2 The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Endorsed by the CARICOM Heads of Government in July 2002 An intergovernmental specialized agency of CARICOM with an independent management that is guided by The CARICOM Council of Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on policy matters. A board of directors with responsibility for strategic planning. A technical secretariat headed by an Executive Director with responsibility for tactical planning. The Centre is mandated to coordinate the regional response to climate change and its efforts to manage and adapt to its projected impacts. The Centre possesses full juridical personality. Financially independent  Operational since January 2004 January 2004  Located in Belmopan, Belize Belmopan, Belize

3 Members ● Antigua and Barbuda ● Bahamas ● Barbados ● Belize ● Dominica ● Grenada ● Guyana ● Haiti ● Jamaica ● Suriname ● Saint Lucia ● St. Kitts and Nevis ● St. Vincent & the Grenadines ● Trinidad and Tobago

4 COP 16/MOP 6 ● SBSTA: NWP ● SBI: 1/CP.10 ● AWGLCA: Cancun Agreement

5 Cancun Agreement 14.Invites all Parties to enhance action on adaptation under the Cancun Adaptation Framework, taking into account their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, and specific national and regional development priorities, objectives and circumstances, by undertaking, inter alia, the following: (e) Enhancing climate change related disaster risk reduction strategies, taking into consideration the Hyogo Framework for Action where appropriate; early warning systems; risk assessment and management; and sharing and transfer mechanisms such as insurance, at local, national, subregional and regional levels, as appropriate;

6 Cancun Agreement (i) Improving climate-related research and systematic observation for climate data collection, archiving, analysis and modelling in order to provide decision makers at national and regional levels with improved climate-related data and information;

7 Cancun Agreement 25. Recognizes the need to strengthen international cooperation and expertise to understand and reduce loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events; Including sea level rise, increasing temperatures, ocean acidification, glacial retreat and related impacts, salinization, land and forest degradation, loss of biodiversity and desertification.

8 Cancun Agreement ● 26. Decides to hereby establish a work programme in order to consider, including through workshops and expert meetings, as appropriate, approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change;

9 Cancun Agreement ● 28. Work programme to: ● a) Possible development of a climate risk insurance facility to address impacts associated with severe weather events; ● (b) Options for risk management and reduction; risk sharing and transfer mechanisms such as insurance, including options for micro-insurance; and resilience building, including through economic diversification; ● (c) Approaches for addressing rehabilitation measures associated with slow onset events;

10 Cancun Agreement ● New additional, predictable funding to be provided in the short, medium and long-term ● US$30 billion: ● US$100 billion: by 2020

11 Question? ● Los datos y informacion necesario para asesoria de vulnerabilidad, alertas, mitigacion y rehabilitacion despues de desastres son suficientes par las nuevas amenazas, cambios de intensidades o frequencias de estas amenazas? O es necesario que se aumente, cambie la manera de recompilar datos, …?” ● Is the data and information necessary for vulnerability assessments, warnings, disaster mitigation and rehabilitation sufficient to meet the new threats, changes in intensity and frequency of extreme events provoked by climate change? Or do we need to increase data collection and change the way we gather data…?


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