The Third Roundtable Discussion on Climate Change Adaptation in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Bangkok, Thailand 29th July 2014

Bridging the Divide: Linking Science-based Adaptation Approaches and Climate Change Policy-making in the GMS

This third in a series of roundtable discussions bought together climate change experts and government officials to discuss how climate change adaptation science can better inform policy making in the GMS.

In the context of climate change challenges for agriculture, food security, and natural resource management, the following topics were discussed:

  • Adaptation planning needs from a policymaker perspective;
  • Examples of climate change research, implementation approaches and tools, and knowledge products on climate change adaptation in the GMS;
  • How to make better use of existing tools and methods to build a bridge between science and policy making needs for adaptation;
  • Identify knowledge and action gaps;
  • Means to address these gaps through investments, including capacity building, R&D, and project design;
  • Creating synergies among development partners and government actors.

The roundtable event was coorganized by the USAID Mekong ARCC project, with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and GMS Environment Operations Center.

See below for event resources and a summary of key messages will be available soon.

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