Linking Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Loss & Damage: Lessons toward Resilient Asia-Pacific Region

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12 May 2016, Rotterdam, the Netherlands — With the UNFCCC Cancun Agreement for Adaptation and Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage in 2011 and 2013, respectively, disaster resilience through science-based climate adaptation and loss and damage has become part of APN’s Climate Adaptation Framework. At the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, APN organised a session to present case studies and guidelines for strengthening adaptation and risk reduction plans from national to grassroots levels in the Asia-Pacific region. The session aims to promote knowledge on approaches to respond to slow onset and extreme climatic events; economic and non-economic loss and damage impacts on most vulnerable and integrating slow onset events and extreme events into climate-resilient development processes.

Event Title Linking Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Loss & Damage: Lessons toward Resilient Asia-Pacific Region
Date/Time 12 May 2016 (Thu), 13.45–15.30 Central European Time (CET)
Venue Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam (Tokyo Room)
Organisers/Partners Organiser/Chair: Linda Stevenson, Communication and Scientific Affairs Division, Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), Japan

Partner: Stockholm Environment Institute-Asia (SEI-ASIA), Thailand

Rapporteur: Michael Boyland, Stockholm Environment Institute-Asia (SEI-ASIA), Thailand

Presentations Twenty years of research and scientific capacity development in Asia Pacific Region: Integrating climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and loss and damage
Linda Anne Stevenson, APN Secretariat, Japan

An analysis of longer-term (5-10 years) recovery following major disasters in the Asia-Pacific region: lessons for resilient development
Michael Boyland, Stockholm Environment Institute-Asia (SEI-ASIA), Thailand

Assessing linkages between CCA, DRR and L&D: case studies in the floodplains of Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
Perlyn Pulhin, Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc., Philippines

Integrating climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and loss & damages to address emerging challenges due to slow onset processes
Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), Malaysia

Addressing non-economic losses and damages associated with climate change: Learning from recent past extreme climatic events for future planning
S.V.R.K Prabhakar, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Links
Session Report APN Report for Climate Adaptatoin Futures