adaptation

Document Sample
adaptation Powered By Docstoc
					           Climate Change Adaptation in IFAD

        Presented by Sheila Mwanundu
Environment and Natural Resource Management,
           Senior Technical Adviser
                    IFAD
                Structure

•   Recent key developments
•   Approach of the portfolio review
•   Constraints
•   Findings
•   Direction for IFAD
    Recent key developments
• Strategic FMW 2007-   • Case studies
  2010
                        • MDG-F Egypt proposal
• KSF 5 “Risk and
  sustainability”       • Index based weather
• COSOPs                  insurance pilot
• CEB involvement       • Update of ESA
• PRG                     Procedures
• IMI on Adaptation     • GECC Unit
• Zero Carbon Group
                        • VIII Repl.Paper: IFAD
• President’s
  statements              and Climate Change
        Approach of the review
•   Background reading (IFAD documents & others)

•   Development of summary sheet

•   Review projects for NWP relevance -
    181 loans and 718 grants between 2000-2006

•   Report production (in progress)
                    Constraints
• Limited assessment and synthesis of vulnerability and
       adaptation options in project design documents.

• Complex and location-specific nature of climate change
     phenomena (beyond environment).

• Limitation of the key-word search function in the available
       databases.

• Documents for comprehensive analysis (i.e
      completion/evaluation reports, baseline studies) not
      available.
                Findings
     1 - Factors driving vulnerability
•   Climate risks: droughts, floods, storms,
    coastal/low lying regions.
•   Vulnerability:
    (i) bio-physical: rainfall and seasonal distribution,
    growing seasons, water stress – significant
    pressure on natural resources;
    (ii) social/institutional: differences in roles and
    rights, information and market access, etc.;
    (iii) technological: access/transfer, extension.
•   Undetermined risks: food security, health,
    conflict, demographic patterns, infrastructure.
                Findings
    2 – IFAD’s activities related to CC
- 6 (out of 9) areas of NWP:
•    Technologies for adaptation
•    Economic diversification
•    Research (grant programme)
•    Adaptation planning practices
•    Socio-economic information
•    Climate related risks and extreme events


- Limited experience on mitigation
                 Findings
    3 - IFAD’s comparative advantage
•    Community empowerment - focus on vulnerable
     groups;
•    Promoting access to land and NR;
•    Supporting Community-Based approaches;
•    Addressing gender dimensions;
•    Building on traditional/Indigenous Peoples’
     knowledge;
•    Pro-poor research – build scientific capacity and
     influence policy and institutional reform.
             Directions for IFAD
• Build in-house capacity (awareness and tools);
•Expand climate risk vulnerability and adaptation in IFAD
      projects;
• Step-up integrated adaptation/mitigation pro poor
       research (risk compensation products);
• Expand role of ecosystem markets/GEF adaptation
      grant/carbon credits;
• Policy dialogue (advocate for the rural poor);

•Partnership with UN and other Dev. Agencies – selective
      and focused.
THANK YOU!

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:11
posted:8/31/2012
language:English
pages:10