Presentation on theme: "United Nations Development Programme Technical Support to Non-Annex I Parties for the Preparation of National Communications Bo Lim SBI 18, Bonn, 9 June."— Presentation transcript:
Phase I: NCSP –30 Thematic and Regional Workshops –Technical Materials –Newsletter, website, and list server –On-line assistance –Reviews of draft national communications 130 NAI Parties Technical assistance for the preparation of Initial National Communications:
Phase II: UNDP-GEF Projects –Vulnerability and Adaptation (8) –GHG inventories (30) –Technology needs assessments (70) –WMO/Global climate observing systems (140) Preparation of top-ups, regional and global projects:
Phase III: NCSU To provide technical support to non-Annex I Parties through GEF-UNDP projects: Second National Communications (100) “Top-up’ Enabling Activities (70) National Adaptation Programmes of Action (30) Capacity Development (110) All countries can potentially benefit
Vulnerability and Adaptation Publications: –Adaptation Policy Framework –Socio-economic Scenarios (IPCC TGCIA) –High Resolution Climate Change Scenarios Using PRECIS (Hadley) –Magic/Scengen (University of East Anglia) To provide guidance to assist countries prepare adaptation policies and measures and related analysis: Input to SNC:
Purpose of the APF Provide guidance to: develop national strategies to cope with climate change, including variability assess adaptation measures within the context of sustainable development strengthen adaptive capacity
Framing the Policy Question What kind of policy instruments will reduce vulnerability to climate change? What kind of policy decisions might be influenced by a project? How might project results be introduced onto the local, or national policy agenda?
Structure of the APF Summary for Policy Makers (3 pp) Users’ overview (10 pp) Nine Technical Papers (10 pp) Supporting methods and resources Available in draft French and Spanish!!!!!!
Content of the Technical Papers Technical Papers Project scope and design Stakeholders Vulnerability assessment Current climate risks Future climate risks Socio-economic conditions Adaptive capacity Formulation of adaptation strategy Adaptation as a process: Evaluate, monitor, and review
Technology Needs Assessments To provide a practical approach for assessing technology needs: Input to ‘Top-ups’ Publication: - Approach for Technology Needs Assessments - Based on the GEF experiences’, STAP panel Workshops: - UNFCCC/UNDP Expert Meeting (Seoul, 23-25 April 2002) - UNDP–GEF Workshop in Africa (Dakar, 11-12 Dec 2002) Training workshops planned: - Caribbean, adaptation technologies (2003/2004)
GHG Inventories Publication: –Training Tools for Good Practice Guidance in National GHG Inventories –GPG LULUCF? To improve the quality of inventories: To build long-term capacity for data archiving, updating, and management: Input to SNC
WMO/Global Climate Observing Systems To identify long-term solutions for improving climate observing networks at the regional level: To address reporting needs of NAI countries: Input to ‘Top-ups’ Publications: -10 Regional Action Plans (4 draft plans available) Workshops: -10 Regional Workshops through 2006 (five completed)
Knowledge Network (1) The network will: –establish thematic discussions –involve stakeholders at all levels, e.g. project coordinators, national experts, institutions, etc. –provide a means of a cross-fertilisation of ideas Countries surveyed on priorities To facilitate dissemination/exchange of information and knowledge to assist countries:
Knowledge Network (2) Web page will be established to: –Provide technical assistance –Facilitate information sharing –Solicit feedback on draft papers –Disseminate national studies, methods and tools –Newsletters, events, links Network will be established by mid 2003 Regional partners
Looking to the Future What did we learn from INC? Raised awareness, new process Used NC as strategic planning tool Launched national processes to consider climate Identified prioritizing follow-up actions, in which climate is rarely the key driver Tools and methods are a means to an end (can be resource intensive) What should we do differently for SNC? Design the project proposals more carefully, more country driven---more focus on institutional framework Promote sub-regional information/peer review sharing
Contact details Latin America, including Caribbean: Catherine Valle Southern & Eastern Africa: Martin Krause West and Central Africa: Mathieu Koumoin Eastern/CIS: Susan Legro, Geordie Colville Asia/Pacific: Manual Soriano New York: Richard Hosier, Nandita Mongia, Ade Salau Rebecca Carman, Yamil Bonduki and Bo Lim Acknowledgements: GEF, UNDP, EU, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands