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S B A I C Vulnerability & Adaptation to Climate Change: From Practice to Policy May 11-12, 2006 Farhana Yamin Fellow Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University Climate Change & Disasters Group S B A I C Building And Strengthening Institutional Capacities in Climate Change

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vulnerability adaptation to climate change from practice to policy may 11 12 2006

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Vulnerability & Adaptation to Climate Change:From Practice to PolicyMay 11-12, 2006

Farhana Yamin

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Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University

Climate Change & Disasters Group

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  • Building And Strengthening Institutional Capacities in Climate Change
  • Initially 2 yr project to:
    • support implementation of UNFCCC/Kyoto
    • assist DC negotiations on future climate policy
  • Activities include
    • Policy analysis, workshops, networking, mentoring at national & international level
    • Focused on major developing countries: India, China, Brazil & South Africa
  • Funded by European Commission with co-financing from China, UK DEFRA, IDS & WRI
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BASIC Project Team
  • Over 20 research & policy institutions/40 individuals, mostly from BASIC countries, working with international experts on wide range of climate topics:
    • Vulnerability & Adaptation (India Team)
    • Mitigation, SD & Energy (China Team)
    • Carbon markets & national institutional issues (S.Africa Team)
    • Int. negotiations on future climate regime (Brazil Team)
    • Setting up DC experts network (Full Team)
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  • Analytical papers, development of new methodological tools & in-country workshops supporting national climate policy processes & networking among national & international experts
  • S.Africa: National Climate Change Conference October, Oct. 2005
  • Beijing: Workshop on Economic Modelling and SD Policies, Feb 2006
  • Delhi: Workshop on Adaptation Practises & Policy, May 2006
  • Brazil: Future Climate Policy, August 2006
  • Outreach workshops with OECD, Paris 2005 & COP 11, COP12 etc.
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  • Sharing work being done by India Team on:
    • Disaster risk reduction (DRR) & CC linkages
    • Handbook on current VA tools & methodologies
    • New conceptual framework, indicators tools & methodologies for VA
    • Future int. adaptation policy & finances
  • Learn about VA work from Indian experts & and other BASIC countries, EU & USA
  • Support dialogue & networking among growing “adaptation community” to advance national and international work on CC adaptation
  • BASIC papers/outputs available from BASIC website www.basic-project.net