Friday, September 28, 2012

Workshop on the Low Carbon Development and Resilient Society in Asia: Elements for Qatar and Future Regime

The workshop featured key concepts such as NAMAs, MRV, Low-Carbon/ Low- Emission Development, short-lived climate forcers, and adaptation.The workshop was co-organised by IGES and USAID-RDMA on the sidelines of UNFCCC Ad-hoc Working Groups’ informal session in Bangkok with the objective of sharing the latest insights and ongoing activities by IGES, USAID and their partners. It was attended by approximately 80 participants from various affiliations, including seven from development agencies such as UNEP, UNDP, ADB, RRC.AP, 12 from governments in Thailand, Bangladesh and other nations, four from universities, and representatives from a range of project-implementing organisations, NGOs and from the private sector.

  Key Messages:
  • Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) can be most effective when they are closely linked to overall development strategies.
  • Reducing Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) can bring significant co-benefits (near-term climate protection, improved air quality and public health, and increased crop yields), complementing long-lived greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation strategies.
  • Further work is needed to account greenhouse gas reduction at the policy level and in the forestry sector.
  • North-South and South-South knowledge-sharing is proving to be instrumental to enhance climate change actions
13:00- 18:20, Tuesday 4 September 2012
Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok, Thailand
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
About 80
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Session 1-1: Paving the road: Country-owned climate actions
Operationalizing the Cancun Agreements in ASEAN: NAMAs and Beyond :
Dr. Kentaro TamuraDeputy Director, Climate Change Group, IGES PDF(204KB)
Lessons from Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) program:
Mr. Michael ComstockManager, International Climate Dialogue, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)PDF(451KB)
East Asia Knowledge Platform for Low Carbon Growth – actions by Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet)
Prof. Shuzo NishiokaSenior Research Advisor, IGESPDF(3.1MB)
Session 1-2: Paving the road: Transparent climate actions
Good practices and lessons learned from MRV of mitigation actions towards the low carbon development
Mr. Kenta UsuiAssociate Researcher, Market Mechanism Group, IGES PDF(217KB)
Paving the Road: Approach of the USAID’s Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program
Mr. John WellsChief of Party for the LEAD ProgramPDF(498KB)
MRV for REDD+ – Local participation is key in REDD+
Dr. Makino Yamanoshita, Policy Researcher, Forest Conservation Team, Natural Resources Management Group, IGESPDF(604KB)
Session 1-3: Harnessing hidden opportunities: not just CO2
SLCPs in Asia: Translating Science into Policy
Dr. Eric ZusmanSenior Policy Researcher, Climate Change Group, IGES PDF(1.9MB)
Perspective of Short Lived Climate Pollutants Emission Reduction
Dr. Ram Lal VermaRegional Resources Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) - A UNEP Collaborating Center at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)PDF(1.1MB)
Opportunities for SLCPs in Bangladesh
Dr. Munjurul KhanDeputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, BangladeshPDF(466KB)
Session 2: Adaptation
Addressing capacity development in financing adaptation: Actions by Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility for Asia and the Pacific (ADAPT-Asia)
Mr. Brad PhilipsRegional Climate Change Adaptation Advisor, USAID-RDMA PDF(514KB)
Adaptation knowledge management for capacity development by Asia Pacific AdaptationNetwork (APAN)
Dr. Daisuke Sano, Director, Regional Centre, IGESPDF(267KB)

IGES Climate Change Group
Dr. Kentaro Tamura, Deputy Group Director

IGES Regional Centre (Bangkok)
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