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  • [Bullet 1] The programme began in November 2009. [Bullet 2] [Bullet 3] Initially, the Strengthening Climate Resilience programme is focusing on 10 countries across 3 regions.
  • Summary day 1

    1. 1. Promoting a ‘Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management Approach’
    2. 2. LEARNINGS <ul><li>Need to avoid “mal-adaptation” & ensure that “spontaneous adaptation” is better informed and leads to effective adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing exposure to risks – economic risks driving urgency of urban DRR </li></ul><ul><li>Entry points for CCA: rebuilding from disasters (build back better -PDNAs) & building new cities (urban planning, Water & Sanitation, etc) </li></ul>
    3. 3. LEARNINGS: <ul><li>Vertical Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Moving beyond DRR pilot projects & building ownership from governments (ISDR baseline data showing that 90% of DRR/CCA projects are initiated by NGOs) </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives to promote duty bearers’ action on DRR & CCA: e.g. award schemes (Philippines) </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Making DRR & CCA useful for development </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing root causes of vulnerability: integration into Livelihoods, Education, Health programmes </li></ul><ul><li>DRR & CCA integration into Good Governance - e.g.: Philippines’ rationalised planning system (combines 29 separate planning processes into one) </li></ul>
    4. 4. QUESTIONS <ul><li>How to engage the private sector (and how to deal with extractive industries , palm oil Industry, tea plantations, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>How to integrate climate science into DRR interventions (HVCAs, DRR Action plans M&E, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>How to address the new challenges climate change brings to ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>What should we aim to do: integrate, link, mainstream DRR & CCA? </li></ul><ul><li>How to make DRR & CCA “ useful” for development – poverty reduction, social justice and gender equity </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Climate Smart approach to DRM involves the integration of three main components: </li></ul><ul><li>tackling exposure to changing hazards and disaster impacts (DRR); </li></ul><ul><li>enhancing adaptive capacity (CCA); </li></ul><ul><li>addressing poverty, vulnerability and their causes (DEVELOPMENT). </li></ul>
    6. 6. OPPORTUNITIES <ul><li>4th Asia Ministerial Meeting on DRR , Incheon, Korea: October 25-28 </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) - strategic programme framework for the UN country team </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCAP’s Multi‐Hazard Climate Information Initiatives in the Region </li></ul><ul><li>Regional CCA Knowledge Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Program of Regional Capacity Enhancement for Landslide Impact Mitigation (RECLAIM) led by ADPC </li></ul><ul><li>Influence programmes/projects to be implemented through the Adaptation Funding </li></ul>

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