UNFCCC TECHNICAL ADAPTATION WORKSHOP CONCLUDES IN BANGKOK
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held a Technical Workshop on Advancing the Integration of Approaches to Adaptation Planning from 12-14 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop, which is under the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change, was mandated by the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice. Nearly 70 participants, representing governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, came together to discuss integrating and expanding adaptation planning at national, subnational and local levels, and to exchange views on lessons learned, good practices, gaps, needs, barriers and constraints to adaptation. The workshop also aimed to make progress on: collecting, analyzing and disseminating information on past and current practical adaptation actions and measures, including adaptation projects, short- and long-term adaptation strategies, and local and indigenous knowledge; and facilitating communication and cooperation among and between parties and relevant organizations, business, civil society, decision-makers and other stakeholders.
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