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indonesia - Strengthening Climate Resilience

  1. 1. Overview of the Strengthening Climate Resilience (SCR) Initiative A “Climate Smart Approach to Disaster Risk Management” Presented by Atiq Kainan Ahmed Regional Climate and Disaster Resilience Specialist Plan International (Asia Regional Office), Thailand Email: National Consultation – Indonesia. Jakarta, 29 Apr, 2010.
  2. 2. Strengthening Climate Resilience: A new initiative • Strengthening Climate Resilience (SCR) is a two year DFID funded programme that began in October 2009. • The programme is led by a consortium which includes the Institute of Development Studies (lead agency), Christian Aid and Plan International. • Initially, the Strengthening Climate Resilience programme is focusing on 10 countries across 3 regions: South-East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines (led by Plan International) East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan (led by Christian Aid) South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka (led by Christian Aid)
  3. 3. Generic Goal • To enhance the ability of governments and civil societies to reduce disaster losses by strengthening the resilience to current and future disaster risks and climatic changes. • To enable the DRM community to become more effective by integrating existing approaches including climate change adaptation and development approaches. • To facilitate the achievement of the two above goals through the development, field-testing and promotion of a “climate-smart approach to disaster risk management”.
  4. 4. “Climate smart approach to DRM” • A “climate smart approach to DRM” involves the integration of three main components: - Tackling exposure to changing hazards and disaster impacts (i.e. DRR). - Enhancing adaptive capacity (i.e. CCA) - Addressing poverty, vulnerability and their causes (i.e. Dev). • Based on an analysis of existing empirical cases and literature associated with disasters and development approaches, a framework is under development which outlines a “climate smart approach to DRM”. This framework integrates these three components. • Over the next two years time this framework/approach will be refined through an iterative process of field testing, feedback through consultations and in-depth research.
  5. 5. Why is a new approach needed? • Climate change has started to alter the frequency and magnitude of hazard events and disasters. Subsequently, changed the underlying vulnerabilities of communities at risk. • These climatic changes have posed a new challenge for the DRM community. But, most of the DRM practices currently do not sufficiently designed to address extreme climatic changes. • An “integrated approach” is needed to enable current DRM practices to become more effective and better equipped to deal with present climate change and further changes that are likely to occur in the future.
  6. 6. Hazards and risks are increasing Vulnerable Coping range Vulnerable
  7. 7. Need for up-scaling of Climate resilience is clear Vulnerable shock Adaptation Coping range Vulnerable
  8. 8. “Gradual increase “in resilience is possible through a climate smart Vulnerable Climate shock approach Adaptation Coping range Vulnerable Time
  9. 9. Integration to build resilience • The Strengthening Climate Resilience (SCR) programme seeks to increase the resilience of communities to disasters, climate change and the broader causes of poverty and vulnerability. • As a starting point, it aims to do this by improving the quality, relevance and suitability of approaches adopted by the DRM community. • Interventions that consider disasters, development and climate change dimensions together are expected to enhance the resilience of communities.
  10. 10. “Act Now” to tackle future changes! In order to be effective, the current practices of DRM cannot continue without incorporating “futuristic perspectives of changing climate”. A “climate smart approach to DRM” is critically needed to address the challenges of disasters in a changing and uncertain climate.
  11. 11. Key outputs of SCR in year-one • A framework outlining “climate smart approach to DRM” will be developed, field tested and operationalised to inform the development of programmes, projects and policies across the 3 regions. • A body of evidence exploring the concept of “climate smart” will be developed based on existing literature, expert knowledge and selected empirical case studies. • A set of summary case studies will be researched exploring the relevance, use and added value of a „climate smart approach to disaster risk management‟ from each of our 10 focus countries. • In-depth case studies drawing on rigorous methodological and analytical techniques based on literature reviews and field research will be conducted. • A set of national and regional consultations will be held, bringing together different communities of practice to explore experiences and share ideas on how best to achieve a “climate smart approach to DRM”‟.
  12. 12. Why should you be interested in SCR? You can become an active part of: • the iterative process of developing the “climate smart approach to DRM” e.g. by participating in consultations, or recommending policies or projects as case studies for further research. • the development of an evidence base of “climate smart DRM” approaches that can inform (to improve) the way people design, implement and monitor future works. • The consultations that will provide a space for learning and exchange of ideas between different communities of practice e.g. between the disasters and adaptation communities, and between practitioners, policy-makers and academics.
  13. 13. Today’s discussion...... How are we doing it? Climate Change Adaptation Where we are now? DRR What are the better Development practices?
  14. 14. Key contact for South East Asia Atiq Kainan Ahmed - Regional Coordinator for South-East Asia (Bangkok)
  15. 15. Thanks!