GMS Climate Change Adaptation Roundtable
A number of development organizations in the GMS are working closely with the countries to help them more effectively integrate climate change considerations into development decisions.
Such support covers a wide spectrum - from policy analyses, technical research, developing tools and approaches, to piloting field-based interventions. In early 2013, the GMS Core Environment Program initiated the GMS Climate Change Adaptation Roundtable as a platform to bring together researchers and practitioners from regional organizations to exchange knowledge and best practices, identify gaps, and work together to plug them.
Since then, the Roundtable has met a dozen times in Bangkok on a variety of topics, including:
- Identifying critical research gaps for climate risk financing as well as M&E and financing issues.
- Looking at how Spatial-Multicriteria Analysis can be used to inform more climate friendly investments under the GMS Economic Cooperation Program’s investment pipeline
- Finding opportunities to raise high-level political awareness on climate change adaptation at the 4th GMS Environment Minister’s Meeting
- Developing analytical tools for assessing climate vulnerability at the river basin scale.
In late 2015, the Roundtable members began working on guidelines for watershed-scale vulnerability and adaptation assessments. A draft was completed in 2016 and following review and revisions, will be formally published in 2017.
Roundtable members include: the GMS Environment Operations Center; Southeast Asia START Regional Center; the Mekong Region Futures Institute; the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change Project; USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, the US Forest Service, the International Union for Conservation of Nature; the Institute for Global Environmental Studies; the World Wide Fund for Nature; and the Stockholm Environment Institute.
|Concept Note-CEP Phase II Climate Change Adaptation.pdf||236 KB||18-12-2013|
Publish Date: 16th September 2013
Last Updated: 16th February 2017