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The Southeast Asia sub-regional consultation meeting began during the afternoon session of the APEC Symposium in Manila, Philippines on February 8, 2012. Delegates from APAN held a two-hour session in the Symposium program to i) open the Consultation Meeting by introducing its objectives and expected outputs, ii) introduce APAN and its knowledge management and capacity building activities, iii) introduce ICLEI and SEARCA as SRN and TN of APAN respectively. Participants included both groups, the Symposium group (40 participants ) and Consultation Meeting group (24 government officials working on climate change and coming from 9 Southeast Asia countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam)

On the second day of Consultation Meeting, several presentations were delivered on subjects such as COP17 outcomes related to capacity building and training on climate change adaptation, climate change adaptation and mitigation in Southeast Asia, integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in urban management, etc. The presentation of ICLEI on overall climate change activities in the sub-region and the needs of countries showed three major gaps and needs, including i) How to mainstream the climate change adaptation and mitigation into development planning process at both national and local levels?; ii) How to translate science, experiences and best practices into decision making processes, especially at local government level?; and iii) How to link the policy to effective implementation?

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Agenda & Presentations

DAY 1: 8 February  (Boracay Room)

13:00 – 13:30 Registration

13:30 – 13:50  Opening Remarks - Objectives and expected outputs of the consultation meeting

                           Mr. Mozaharul Alam, Regional Climate Change Coordinator, UNEP ROAP

13:50 – 14:10 Overview  and background of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

                          Dr. Puja Sawhney, Coordinator of the Regional Hub for Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation (APAN), IGES Bangkok Regional Center 

14:10-14:30    Capacity building on climate change adaptation

                          Dr. Le Thi Thu Huong, Climate Change Adaptation Specialist - Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation (APAN), IGES Bangkok Regional Center

14:30 – 14:50 Knowledge management on climate change adaptation

                          Ms. Jihuyn Kim, Knowledge Management Coordinator, IGES Bangkok Regional Center

14:50 – 15:10 Introduction of ICLEI as sub-regional node of APAN

                          Mr. Victorino E. Aquitania, Regional Director, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Southeast Asia Secretariat

15:10 – 15:30 Introduction of SEARCA as thematic node of APAN

                          Dr. Mariliza V. Ticsay, Coordinator, SEARCA Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia (KC3)

15:30 – 16:00 Tea  break and networking

16:00 – 18:00 Synthesis session of APEC symposium – Closing remarks


DAY 2: 9 February (Kamia Room)

8:30 – 9:00     Registration

9:00 – 9:30     COP17 outcomes related to capacity building and training on climate change adaptation

                          Mr. Mozaharul Alam, Regional Climate Change Coordinator, UNEP ROAP

9:30 – 9:45      Financing for climate change adaptation

                          Ms. Jihuyn Kim, Knowledge Management Coordinator, IGES Bangkok Regional Center

9:45– 10:30    Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Southeast Asia


10:30– 10:45  Tea Break

10:45 – 11:15 The Philippines’ National Climate Change Action Plan

                          Climate Change Commission

11:15 – 11:45 Presentation of ICLEI on overall CC activities in the sub-region and the needs of countries

11:45 – 12:15 Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in Urban Management

                          Dinky Von Einsiedel

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:45 Open floor discussion

                           - Needs in Southeast Asia related to Mitigation and Adaptation

                           - Priorities, challenges and support needs

14:45 – 15:00 Tea Break

15:00 – 16:00 Open floor discussion 

                          - Expectations from APAN 

                          - What they can offer/contribute

                          - How to engage other initiatives /partners (including governments, INGO/ NGOs, Private Sector, Practitioners, academia, and centers of excellence in the region) 

16:00 – 17:00 Plan for future activities in Southeast Asia for Knowledge Management and Capacity Development/ Training at the sub-regional/ national level/ engagement of private sector

17:00 – 17:15 Closing Remarks

                          Mr. Mozaharul Alam, Regional Climate Change Coordinator, UNEP ROAP

Manila, Philippines
11 March 2012

The Environmental Innovators program at Keio University is holding the second annual symposium on “Programs and Actions on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC)”. The topic this year is “From Post-Disaster Reconstruction to the Creation of Resilient Societies”. Special attention will be paid to the challenges faced in response to the devastation that struck the Tohoku region of Japan this March, with the general theme being the creation of resiliency in the wake of disaster.

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Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
28 February 2012

Responding to climate change galvanized the importance of planning for the future in light of the current trends in global carbon consumption. These may lead into many different scenarios that could be derived from a range of different assumptions depending on how global society will be organized over the next thirty to fifty years. Such projections could aid in the formulation of strategic policy options that might be implemented in the coming decades to help mitigate carbon consumption as well as design adaptation measures to respond to forecasted climate impacts. However, given the implications for climate change that permeates all aspects of society (economic, social and environmental), developing an adaptation strategy and response first requires us to make projections of the future societies these response strategies are to support.
The workshop “Quy Nhon 2050, Visioning City Development Options and Planning for Climate Change Adaptation” was developed to address to these challenges. The style of workshop, which put emphasis on creative thinking from all participants through interactive exercises generated a productive dynamic and equally unique outcome. Through the use of long-term scenario-based planning, extensive public participation at the community level and the participation of journalists, the workshop was the first of its kind in Viet Nam.
The main objectives of this workshop include:
1. Introduce the concept of long-term planning under a dynamic socio-economic condition
2. Introduce the concept of multiple scenarios development as a tool for responding to future uncertainties
3. Introduce the concept of a holistic view of the future that embraces climate changein conjunction with socio-economic change, to formulate story lines for testing the effectiveness of various development strategies toward providing climate change resilience across all sectors of society
4. Introduce the concept of climate change adaptation as a dynamic process, requiring repeated and on-going planning and testing over time
The workshop aimed to assist the journalists to identify the Quy Nhon City’s current challenges, outline the scenarios of the city in context of climate change by 2050 and develop strategies to address foreseen issues in the future. It also aimed to convey to the local authorities that the climate change adaptation actions are not just responsibilities of the municipal government but part of wider efforts for further development of the city with participation of communities.
The workshop was conducted in Vietnamese by a facilitator from TBWA/Thailand and was supported by a Vietnamese facilitator. A total of four Vietnamese facilitators assisted in the workshop – one researcher and policy maker, one community based disaster risk management expert and two journalists who provided support for group discussion.
The workshop began with field trip aimed to expose the participants to the core challenges the coastal communities in Quy Nhon are facing while working to meet their development objectives while responding to climate change at the same time. This was followed by a kick-off activity where all participants were briefed on (i) the national climate change policies by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and (ii) the regional perspective on climate change adaptation by APAN. 

A feature film, The Butterfly Effect, was shown to the participants to set the background for workshop discussion. The participants then visited the Development Planet System photo exhibition to understand the current context and consequences of development directions of Quy Nhon City. The concepts of Future Context and Climate Change Planet System were presented and discussed among the participants, focusing on the interrelation among the different areas in the city. The next day the participants were asked to visualize and imagine what Quy Nhon City would be in 2050 based on their observations from the field trip and photo exhibition develop news headlines and scenario stories. A “Hats Game (Other People’s View)” was conducted afterwards to identify key concerns and solutions raised by the participants from different points of view.
Over 60 participants attended the workshop, including 23 journalists with diverse backgrounds from different provinces of Viet Nam; 5 ministry-level government offcials; 16 representatives from the local government, development planning office, business sector, and local community; 12 member staff from the national partner organizations in Vietnam and and eight non-Vietnamese participants from APAN, AKP, TBWA/ Thailand, SEA START and SUMERNET.
The participant journalists took notes and records of their field trips around Quy Nhon City. These will be arranged and compiled as “archives” for the city. The participants also proposed initiatives to draft the climate change scenarios for Quy Nhon city in the future. Through the workshop, the journalists gained more knowledge on the climate change, and improved their skills and methods on effective communication to raise people’s awareness on their climate change adaptation abilities.

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Coastal City of Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam


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