UNFCCC Releases Workshop Report on Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options

8 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/9) of the technical workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options, organized under the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

The workshop was held in Madrid, Spain, from 22-24 June 2010. Discussions addressed methodologies for assessing costs and benefits of adaptation options and how these methodologies are applied in and across different sectors. Participants also considered the role of assessments in the overall adaptation planning and implementation cycle, in particular how assessments assist in identifying appropriate adaptation measures and practices and in avoiding maladaptation. The report includes a summary of recommendations and concludes with issues for follow-up and further consideration under the NWP. The report will be considered by the 33rd session of the  Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). [The Workshop Report] [Climate Change Policy & Practice Story on the Workshop]