Adaptation Futures webinars on WASP briefs

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The World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) is a UN-wide initiative by UNEP, WMO, UNFCCC, IPCC, GCF and the GEF, focusing on bridging the knowledge gap and strengthening the science-policy interface in the field of climate adaptation. The WASP was launched at the UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018, under leadership of its first Chair, Jian Liu. The WASP organizes the biennial Adaptation Futures conferences, supports the development and publication of the annual Adaptation Gap Report (AGR) flagship report, and the preparation and publication of  yearly sets of Science-for-Adaptation Policy Briefs (SAPBs).

 You can access the WASP website at: https://wasp-adaptation.org.


Effective adaptation to climate change requires useful and usable knowledge, information and decision-support resources. In the last twenty years, many decision-support tools and platforms have emerged to address this need. Generally delivered online, these range from simple climate data delivery platforms to complex risk management frameworks and commonly target a specific geography, sector or user group.

The ‘Adaptation decision-support tools and platforms’ webinar will discuss the challenges associated with planning and delivering useful and usable decision support resources, using examples drawn from Australia, the US, India and The Philippines. We will look at the diversity of user requirements in different sectors and geographies, and explore how these can be addressed effectively through careful in-depth engagement and consultation. Finally, we will consider the challenges that decision support resources may face in the future, and how they may evolve in response.

This webinar is part of the WASP Science Policy Brief series convened to support researchers, policymakers and practitioners to further their knowledge and capacity and underpin effective adaptation to climate change.

 


 



We live in an interconnected world where the impacts of climate change in one country can have knock-on impacts on others. International trade, financial flows, movements of people and shared natural resources can all spread such effects, while the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the speed and severity with which risk propagates throughout our globalized economy. Adaptation science should support the policy community to adopt a transboundary lens to better manage the systemic nature of climate risk. And given that adaptation is not necessarily benign – it can redistribute vulnerability and create or magnify risk for others, especially across borders – we also need to apply a global outlook to our adaptation plans and actions.

This webinar will explore what transboundary climate risks are, the gaps in research agendas, and the implications for adaptation programming, policy and global governance. The discussions will revolve around why we need greater international collaboration on adaptation and the benefits this could realise.

This webinar is part of the WASP Science Policy Brief series convened to support researchers, policymakers and practitioners to further their knowledge and capacity and underpin effective adaptation to climate change.

 

 

 

 

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