Presentation on theme: "UNEP’s Climate Change Activities in 2003-04 UNFCCC Workshop 9 June 2003, Bonn."— Presentation transcript:
UNEP’s Climate Change Activities in 2003-04 UNFCCC Workshop 9 June 2003, Bonn
UNEP’s Climate Change Activities Vulnerability Assessment and cost effective adaptation Vulnerability Assessment and cost effective adaptation Integrating land use change & forestry Integrating land use change & forestry Sustainable development & CC Sustainable development & CC Technology, finance and insurance Technology, finance and insurance Sustainable energy and climate change mitigation Sustainable energy and climate change mitigation Kyoto mechanisms and national policy instruments Kyoto mechanisms and national policy instruments
UNEP’s Mandate 22nd Governing Council (2003) of UNEP resolved to strengthen the area of adaptation to climate change to support regional and national actions and programmes, including National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
What is ongoing? Scientific and technological capacity Enabling Activities Working with African countries Assisting Least Developed Countries Focussing vulnerable countries Methodological work Testing vulnerability indices Link between land use change and adaptation Tools for mainstreaming with sustainable development Scientific collaboration Between international, regional and national centres Public awareness and Outreach
Enabling Activity Status 20 out of 25 completed their National Communications 11 started Phase II Enabling Activities 16 Enabling Activity Projects evaluated All GHG Inventory for 1994
Evaluation 16 projects independently evaluated 4 projects rated ‘good’ and 11 projects rated ‘very good’ 3 SIDS and 13 developing countries, majority of projects in Africa UNEP Climate Change Enabling Activities projects were initiated and was first evaluated in 1998
Evaluation: Lessons Learnt Project Management Capacity Building Public awareness raising Data management Stakeholder involvement Institutional arrangements
S&T capacity Building NEPAD Action Plan Integrated assessment of vulnerability to climate variability and change and response strategies Evaluating synergistic effects of adaptation with mitigation effects Supporting public outreach and education programmes Water - shared river basin management, watershed management Agriculture - building capacity for early warning Capacity building, training
Assisting LDCs Provide technical support in integrated vulnerability assessment and identification of priority adaptation activities within the framework of NAPA through development of presentations and training materials to be used at NAPA regional workshops.
S&T Capacity Building Glacier Lake Outburst Flooding Hazards Develop scientific capacity in early warning systems Inventorying of existing glacier lakes along the Hindu Kush Himalayas (Nepal and Bhutan), monitoring of potential risk lakes for draining; and preparation of an operational early warning mechanism for GLOF hazards
Methodological work Land use change and forestry Recognising the positive synergy that can be gained by linking carbon sequestration activities with adaptation UNEP is concentrating on capacity building and training of national focal points in developing countries for enhancing abilities to contribute to the negotiations.
Scientific collaboration In partnerships such as IUCN, FAO, and CGIAR supporting an enhanced exchange of scientific knowledge in the forestry and agricultural sector Developing an approach to strengthen the science-policy interface by supporting an enhanced exchange of scientific knowledge in the forestry and agricultural sector pertinent to international and national environmental policy development in climate change. Promoting pilot projects
Public Awareness UNEP has been active on awareness and public information by bringing out simplified messages and versions of scientific reports that non-experts can understand while maintaining scientific accuracy - IPCC material ‘Vital Graphics on Climate Change.’ targeted for trainers and resource persons