GMS Climate Change Adaptation Roundtable

A number of development organizations in the GMS are working closely with the countries to help them more effectively integrate climate change considerations into development decisions.

Such support covers a wide spectrum - from policy analyses, technical research, developing tools and approaches, to piloting field-based interventions. In early 2013, the GMS Core Environment Program initiated the GMS Climate Change Adaptation Roundtable as a platform to bring together researchers and practitioners from regional organizations to exchange knowledge and best practices, identify gaps, and work together to plug them.

Since then, the Roundtable has met a dozen times in Bangkok on a variety of topics, including:

  • Identifying critical research gaps for climate risk financing as well as M&E and financing issues.
  • Looking at how Spatial-Multicriteria Analysis can be used to inform more climate friendly investments under the GMS Economic Cooperation Program’s investment pipeline
  • Finding opportunities to raise high-level political awareness on climate change adaptation at the 4th GMS Environment Minister’s Meeting
  • Developing analytical tools for assessing climate vulnerability at the river basin scale.

In late 2015, the Roundtable members began working on guidelines for watershed-scale vulnerability and adaptation assessments, which will be published during 2017.

Roundtable members include: the GMS Environment Operations Center; Southeast Asia START Regional Center; the Mekong Region Futures Institute; the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change Project; USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, the US Forest Service, the International Union for Conservation of Nature; the Institute for Global Environmental Studies; the World Wide Fund for Nature; and the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Resources

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Concept Note​-CEP Phase II Climate Change Adaptation.pdf 236 KB 18-12-2013

Publish Date: 16th September 2013

Last Updated: 21st September 2017

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