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  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies A Presentation by Asif Kabani
  • Structure of Presentation Defining Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Mitigation Strategies Adaptation Strategies Nicholas Stern on Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Issues and Problem The Way Forward – Commitment Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Defining Climate Mitigation andAdaptationWhat is Climate Mitigation ?What is Climate Adaptation ?[Brainstorming] – use Flash CardsAnd Flip Chat by Participants. One Word – one by one Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Documentary http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/global-warming-environment/way-forward-climate/ Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Climate mitigation Climate mitigation is any action taken to permanently eliminate or reduce the long-term risk and hazards of climate change to human life, property.Note:The International Panel on ClimateChange (IPCC) defines mitigation as:“An anthropogenic intervention toreduce the sources or enhance thesinks of greenhouse gases.” ClimateMitigation and Adaptation Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Climate AdaptationClimate adaptation refers to the ability of a system to adjust toclimate change (including climate variability and extremes) tomoderate potential damage, to take advantage of opportunities,or to cope with the consequences.Note: The IPCC defines adaptation as the,“adjustment in natural or human systems to anew or changing environment. Adaptation toclimate change refers to adjustment in natural orhuman systems in response to actual orexpected climatic stimuli or their effects, whichmoderates harm or exploits beneficialopportunities. Various types of adaptation canbe distinguished, including anticipatory andreactive adaptation, private and publicadaptation, and autonomous and plannedadaptation.” Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Climate Mitigation and AdaptationReading Handout The terms “adaptation” and “mitigation” are two important terms that are fundamental in the climate change debate. The IPCC defined adaptation as adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderate harm or exploits beneficial opportunities. Similarly, Mitchell and Tanner (2006) defined adaptation as an understanding of how individuals, groups and natural systems can prepare for and respond to changes in climate or their environment. According to them, it is crucial to reducing vulnerability to climate change. While mitigation tackles the causes of climate change, adaptation tackles the effects of the phenomenon. The potential to adjust in order to minimize negative impact and maximize any benefits from changes in climate is known as adaptive capacity. A successful adaptation can reduce vulnerability by building on and strengthening existing coping strategies. In general the more mitigation there is, the less will be the impacts to which we will have to adjust, and the less the risks for which we will have to try and prepare. Conversely, the greater the degree of preparatory adaptation, the less may be the impacts associated with any given degree of climate change. For people today, already feeling the impacts of past inaction in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation is not altogether passive, rather it is an active adjustment in response to new stimuli. However, our present age has proactive options (mitigation), and must also plan to live with the consequences (adaptation) of global warming. The idea that less mitigation means greater climatic change, and consequently requiring more adaptation is the basis for the urgency surrounding reductions in greenhouse gases. Climate mitigation and adaptation should not be seen as alternatives to each other, as they are not discrete activities but rather a combined set of actions in an overall strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Mitigation StrategiesWho are the stakeholder of Mitigation Strategies?Use flip chartEach participants write one/two stakeholders on Flip chart Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Mitigation StrategiesClimate change involves complex interactions betweenclimatic, environmental, economic, political, institutional,social, and technological processes. It cannot be addressed orcomprehended in isolation of broader societal goals (such as equity or sustainable development), or other existing or probable future sources of stress. Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Mitigation Strategies In the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) three conditions are made explicit when working towards the goal of greenhouse gas stabilization in the atmosphere: 1. That it should take place 3. That economic developmentwithin a time-frame sufficient 2. That food production is not should proceed in ato allow ecosystems to adapt threatened and; sustainable manner naturally to climate change; To eliminate or reduce the risk of climate change to human life and property, both policy instruments and technology must be used in the context of sustainable development. Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Mitigation Strategies Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Mitigation Strategies – Example Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Adaptation StrategiesThe United Nations Framework Convention on ClimateChange refers to adaptation in several of its articles: Article4.1(f): All Parties shall “Take climate change considerationsinto account, to the extent feasible, in their relevant social,economic and environmental policies and actions, andemploy appropriate methods, for example impactassessments, formulated and determined nationally,with a view to minimizing adverse effects on theeconomy, on public health and on the quality of theenvironment, of projects or measures undertakenby them to mitigate or adapt to climate change.” Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Nicholas Stern on Climate Mitigation and AdaptationClimate change Stern, the transition and a low- Nicholas Herbert and British economist tocarbon economy should beof Economics and academic. He is IG Patel Professor high on the Government, Chair of the Grantham Research Instituteagenda for every political party, not just to on Climate Change and the Environment at the Londonreduce of Economics (LSE), and 2010 Professor of School the risks that result from greenhouse Collège de France.gas emissions but also to stimulate anexciting period of growth, creativity and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Stern,_Baron_Sterninnovation. _of_Brentford (Statement from Nicholas Stern on a green investment bank, 2 February 2010 ) Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Nicholas Stern on Climate Mitigationand Adaptation For developing countries, good adaptation and good development policy are verystrongly intertwined, and it is right that climate change should now become central to national planning processes and to development assistance.International support for adaptation will come in large part through the delivery of the commitments made by rich countries to double aid by 2010 and thecommitments made by many countries to meet the target of 0.7% of GNI by 2015. This will deliver an increase of hundreds of billions of dollars. Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Issues and Problem But there are limits to adaptation. Small island developing states threatened by sea level rise have fewer options to adapt. Sea defenses are particularly costly for low- lying islands , and may do little to protect the tourism and fisheries that sustain the local economy. Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Issues and Problem Development and diversification are still important strategies wherever possible, but ultimately the international community will have to find ways to support alternative responses, including the managed resettlement of some people in these states. This will bring many challenges, particularly for those people that must move. There will be much greater pressures if unabated climate change leads to sea level rise that threatens much larger populations in low-lying coastal areas. (from the Stern Review postscript, January 2007) Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • The Way Forward – CommitmentMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change addresses a widerange of timely environment, economic and energy topics including globalclimate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, acid deposition, andaquatic ecosystems, species extinction and loss of biological diversity,deforestation and forest degradation, desertification, soil resourcedegradation, land-use change, sea level rise, destruction of coastal zones,depletion of fresh water and marine fisheries, loss of wetlands and riparianzones and hazardous waste management.The journal provides a forum to review, analyze and stimulate thedevelopment, testing and implementation of mitigation and adaptationstrategies at regional, national and global scales. One primary goal of thisjournal is to contribute to real-time policy analysis and development asnational and international policies and agreements are discussed andpromulgated. Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Environmental Management - Global Change - Climate Change Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Case Study – Group workMake Small Groups Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • The migration management cycleThe migration management cycle illustrates thetypes of programmatic intervention for each ofthe phases (http://www.iom.int/Template/migration-climate-change-environmental-degradation/interactive-factsheet/index.html) Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Reading References Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
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  • Topics Presentation Relevant to youBy: Author on Climate Change Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Quote by David Suzuki, celebrity scientist, alarmist extraordinaire: 2011 quote:"Humanity is facing a challenge unlike any we’ve ever had to confront. We are in an unprecedented period of change." Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif
  • Sustainable Transition to Green EconomyBy: Asif Kabani [kabani.asif@gmail.com] Asif Kabani, Skype: kabaniasif