Responding to the adaptation challenges: an interactive session for mobilization of adaptation research and partner engagement
NIES/UNEP-PROVIA Side Event, Japan Pavilion, November 14
On November 14, 2013 the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) co-organized an event in the Japan Pavilion entitled “Responding to the adaptation challenges: an interactive session for mobilization of adaptation research and partnership engagement”.
At the event, various activities, such as the creation of a list of research priorities aimed at the community of researchers who will bear the responsibility for the evaluations of impacts and vulnerabilities were introduced by PROVIA. Subsequently, the ways in which the “Comprehensive Research on Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Policies,” implemented under the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan is contributing to adaptation policies on national and local levels were introduced.
This was followed by an interactive discussion between participants and panelists on how to mobilize research on vulnerabilities, impacts and adaptation to contribute to the policy-making process, as well as possible issues and how these might be overcome.