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Clemens haße adaptation in germany


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Expert Workshop on Adaptation Financing and Implementation, Putting Priorities into Practice in OECD Countries, Paris, 18-19 June, 2014

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Clemens haße adaptation in germany

  1. 1. Für Mensch & Umwelt Adaptation Strategy in Germany OECD Expert Workshop Prioritising adaptation at the national level Clemens Haße Federal Environment Agency
  2. 2. National Adaptation: Situation in Germany Adaptation Futures 2014 2 Role of the Environment Agency (UBA) • Policy advice on the NAS, drafting • Research (assessments, methods, tools) • Provision of information on adaptation • communication • steering of participation process Process • Strategy in 2008 • Action Plan in 2011 • Progress report 2015, incl. second Action Plan Setup • Steering group with all relevant Ministries • Lead-managed by Ministry of Environment
  3. 3. Characteristics of National Adaptation 3 • Stepwise approach • Diverse risks, not one single concern • Divided responsibilities • Mainstreaming is important • Framework for national and regional policies • No single budget on adaptation UNEP Provia
  4. 4. Priorisation approach so far Adaptation Strategy (2008) “The cross-sectoral priorisation of possible adaptation measures is a central task of the further process of the adaptation strategy.” Action Plan (2011) “At present, it is not possible to comply fully with the stipulation formulated in the NAS that the Action Plan 2011 also sets out principles and criteria for the identification and prioritisation of specific kinds of action ..” “This would require a uniform appraisal of the risks across different sectors and fields of action on the basis of an integrated vulnerability analysis .. At present, no such analysis has been produced for Germany. ” 4
  5. 5. Contributions by the Environment Agency (2012-2014) UBA Cost- Benefit Framework and Case Studies (1) Report on economic instruments (2) and national policy mix (3) Method on vulnerabilit y assessment (4) Suggestion on Prioritizing Adaptation Measures (5) (1) anpassungsmassnahmen-an-den (2) klimawandels-integrierte-oekonomische (3) In progress (4) integrierten-erweiterten (5) Article in GAIA 22/4 (2013) 5 Multi Criteria Set, according to (5) • strategic importance • urgency • no-regret • side-effects • flexibility • economic assessment • acceptance
  6. 6. Outlook: Adaptation Progress report 2015 Vulnerability Network •“adaptation needs” •network of national agencies •Common understanding •Quantitative assessments •based on climate and socio-economic scenarios •identify hot spots, regions&sectors Policy Mix •Process measures and instruments •Propose set of decision criteria •Tool for multi criteria assessment •Suggest ambitious second actions plan •Foster discussion with and between ministries Measure Adaptation •Draft Indicator report •Impacts and response •Agreed by all ministries •Starting point for regular monitoring 6 UBA has set up three actions to gain a more advanced and better integrated next step of the NAS in 2015
  7. 7. Lessons learned so far  Theory: 1. asses adaptation needs, 2. choose the appropriate actions, all based on well established criteria  But practice not that clear: Long time horizon, several fields of policy, existing frameworks with different entry points  Adaptation is not a question of budget allocation alone  acceptance and mainstreaming is key  For that we need to communicate and build trusted networks  Think of learning cycle: define a iterative process and get better stepwise 7