Economics of Climate Change Adaptation: Regional Consultation on Capacity Building Needs in Asia

24-26 Oct, 2012 / 08:00 am-05:30 pm
Conference
Thailand

Economics of Climate Change Adaptation: Regional Consultation on Capacity Building Needs in Asia

Dates: 

Oct 24 2012 to Oct 26 2012

Organizer: 

UNDP, ADAPT Asia-Pacific

Location: 

Four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Event type: 

This capacity building program for Asia government officials will produce a cadre of practitioners who can prepare high-quality economic analyses related to climate change adaptation projects and programs.

In coordination with other ongoing and planned UNDP initiatives, the program is also expected to strengthen governments’ capacity to more fully integrate climate change adaptation into national, sub-national and sector planning and budgeting. It will be delivered as a series of training and experience-sharing workshops interspersed with field work and application.

The regional scoping workshop will provide a venue for discussions between stakeholders from the Ministries of Planning and Finance, line ministries and others, with regional and global experts. They will identify country-specific capacity building needs on the economics of climate change adaptation and outline a work stream of activities at the country level aimed at developing and institutionalizing this capacity.

The scoping workshop will be followed by an initial regional training program. Subsequent in-depth training for country teams will then enable the teams to undertake country-level assessments. Several regional workshops will be held to share lessons learned and establish long-term communication and collaboration among program participants.

About 50 senior government officials from central and line ministries in 15 countries are expected to attend.