UNFCCC Holds Workshop on Climate Risk Management

12 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has organized a workshop to identify challenges and gaps in the implementation of risk management approaches to the adverse effects of climate change.The workshop took place from 10-12 October 2011, in Lima, Peru. It was organized in response to a request by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) for a workshop to build on the lessons learned and practical experience of international, regional and national organizations and the private sector.

The workshop included presentations on: the evolution of climate risk management in the UNFCCC process; the meaning and practice of disaster risk management; national experiences on approaches to, and tools for, risk management; risk sharing, pooling and transfer; and the way forward. Representatives from Peru, Switzerland and Canada also discussed their countries' experiences.

The workshop provided an opportunity for representatives from Parties, relevant organizations, regional centres and networks, academia, civil society and the private sector, to: share information on the current practices, approaches and institutional frameworks for managing climate-related risks at different levels, sectors and regions; and identify region-specific gaps and challenges. The workshop also aimed to enhance participants' understanding of options to address various climate-related risks facing countries. [Workshop Webpage]