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UNFCCC Asian Regional Workshop on Adaptation

11-13 April 2007 | Beijing, China

April 2007

ENB Summary

16 April 2007


The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Asian Regional Workshop on Adaptation took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Beijing, China, from 11-13 April 2007. The workshop aimed to highlight Asian concerns related to climate change adaptation and vulnerability reduction, with a view to identifying specific adaptation needs to be considered under the UNFCCC.

The workshop was convened following a request by the tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) in decision 1/CP.10, calling for the UNFCCC Secretariat to organize three regional workshops and one expert meeting for small island developing states to enable information exchange and integrated assessments to assist in identifying specific adaptation needs and concerns. COP 10 further requested the UNFCCC Secretariat prepare reports on the outcome of these workshops, to be considered by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) at its twenty-sixth session in May 2007, with a view to making recommendations on further actions to COP 13 in December 2007.

A total of 62 participants attended, mostly from Asia but also other regions, as well as representatives from UN agencies and intergovernmental organizations. The UNFCCC Secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the workshop and the SBI, Bagher Asadi (Iran), will prepare a report summarizing the outcomes and recommendations of the meeting. More information

L-R: Workshop and SBI Chair Bagher Asadi, Iran, with Cao Ziyi, Ministry of Agriculture, China, and Gao Fung, UNFCCC, during the closing session.

Delegates convene in plenary for a roundtable discussion on South-South cooperation on adaptation.
Delegates discussing adaptation issues, during coffee break.

Yulia Suryanti, Indonesia, presents the recommendations of Group II

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