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UNEP Contribution to WMO CCI Conference

The Global Adaptation Network (GAN):

a Basis for Wider Climate Services

2020/4/25 Antalya, Turkey, 16-18 February 2010, [email protected]

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The Context: Adaptation- a knowledge-intensive process

Projection of climate change and its social economic scenarios, • assessment of impacts and vulnerability, to experimenting • Piloting and demonstrate options • Policy setting: economic, social and environmental implications • Planning: economics of adaptation, investment • Implementation: cost-effectiveness and sustainability 2020/4/25 3

The Context:

Recognition by Parties of UNFCCC

 UNFCCC SBSTA28 : new networks and use existing networks and regional centers for adaptation  COP15 AWG-LCA international/regional/national centres and networks for “ negotiation text: knowledge-based adaptation (COP14) ” 2020/4/25 4



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The progress

    Responding to decision of SBSTA-28, and pledge to NWP International consultation in Korea Regional consultations: • Africa • Asia-Pacific • West Asia • Latin America and Caribbean Consultation over the UNFCCC process, COP14, SBSTA, COP15 … 2020/4/25 6

Progress in Asia-Pacific, Africa, W. Asia, Latin America and Caribbean

     A Regional Steering Committee (Gov+Sci … ) + observers An implementation plan (inception) A regional knowledge hub hosted by an organization from the region

AP Network launched on 3 October 2009 by Thai PM Hi-level roundtable at COP15 (UNEP UNFCCC-WMO, President Maldives …

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The Consensus1: objective of GAN

To help build climate resilience of vulnerable human systems, ecosystems and economies through the mobilization of knowledge and technologies to support adaptation policy-setting, planning and practices.

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The Consensus 2: Core services

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Knowledge sharing

practices , improved availability and accessibility of knowledge for adaptation, and broadened dissemination of good adaptation

Knowledge services

, strengthened targeted knowledge products and advisory services to governments, planners and practitioners

Technology support

, enhanced development, diffusion and transfer of technologies

Capacity development

, increased capacity for adaptation of national and regional institutions in the developing world, and improved quality and sustainability of their services 2020/4/25 10

Examples of many products

• Methods, tools and guidelines to define “ knowledge for adaptation ” • Methods and guidelines for assessment of “ good practices ” • Methods and tools to “ classify sectors and ecosystems ” and “ prioritize ” knowledge for adaptation for most vulnerable • Accredited “ knowledge providers (network members) …” • Approaches to bridge supply-demand gaps 2020/4/25 11

The Consensus 3, the Structure

At Global level

inter-regional co-operation, knowledge management, policy support and scientific advice

At Regional level:

institutional capacity building, knowledge mobilization, and demonstration and dissemination of best adaptation practices

Africa Asia Pacific West Asia

L. America Caribbean 2020/4/25

National level operation (in discussion)?


Consensus 4, Gov structure

      International Steering Committee developing country) : Co-chairs (two ministers, one from a developed and another from a Members: Chairs of regional steering committees (5), Co-chairs of a technical advisory committee (2-3), and Co-chairs of a finance committee Regional Steering Committees : Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean and West Asia Technical Advisory Committee : knowledge and technical support (ToR) Finance Committee : financial support and auditing (ToR) Secretariat (UN support group?) 2020/4/25 13

Consensus 5, a Knowledge management system

     A global knowledge hub/centre Regional knowledge hub/centre National knowledge platforms Global knowledge hubs of thematic networks (e.g., ILTER, CGIAR, Mt. partnership, urban networks etc … ) … 2020/4/25 14

Users vs. partners

 Primary users: Governments and communities (ownership)  Co-sponsoring orgs both as partners and users, such as devt agencies, the UN and technical NGOs (partnership)  UNEP/UN as a facilitator (secretarial services) 2020/4/25 15

partnership vs. membership

• Core partner group, to be in the technical and finance committees under the international steering committee? Or a partnership agreement with UNEP? ToR?

• Members of the Network, wide open for knowledge sharing, but need to deliver services to governments • Incentives for delivering services • Capacity building of members 2020/4/25 16


   The Network includes members who are ready and willing to deliver services It also includes associates who are willing to share info etc, but not ready to deliver services directly Robustness: members and associates are interchangeable 2020/4/25 17



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Next steps: 3-phase roadmap

 2010-2011, Inception and piloting  2012-2013, Full development  2014 onwards, Full operation, robustness 2020/4/25 19

Next steps, immediate actions

      Finalise project proposal; Agreement with key partners, UNFCCC, WMO, World Bank, UNDP … Global structure in place, Funds secured for 2010/11 Launch of LAC, Africa, and WA Regional Networks, Launch of GAN (SB meetings in June or Mexico City in December?) 2020/4/25 20



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    GFCS, pre-requisite for taking decisions and actions for adaptation; GFCS, a critical partner of GAN to provide core set of knowledge services; GAN, supporting and complementing to GFCS; Together, GAN and GFCS implements decisions of UNFCCC (NWP & AWG/LCA) 2020/4/25 22