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					Practitioner perspective
Merylyn Hedger
local government, NGO, University
UKCIP, Environment Agency. (N and S)
   Environment Agengy:

•Delivers the operational side on
environmental protection and
undertakes monitoring.
•Covers water resources, flooding, air
and water quality etc.
•Is responsible eg for Thames barrier
which protects London, currently being
redesigned up to 2100.
                                                            Annual Thames Barrier Closures

                     20


                     18


                     16


                     14
Number of closures




                     12


                     10


                     8


                     6


                     4


                     2


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           Outline




•What works
•What are the issues
•What SBSTA can do (priorities)
     What works: phases

•Awareness raising,
•Support- guidance for studies,
scoping studies, then quantitative
•Develop/modify standards &
policies with CC factored in
•Let others then get on with it
MAINSTREAMING PROCESS
        Important:

•Communication-links to global level
and mitigation vital and valuable.
•Work with specialised target policy
communities in partnerships: regional/
local/ sectoral
•Keep balance between “doing” and
talking.
              Need

•Leadership and resources to
mobilise effort- small support group.
•Time to negotiate- “CC facilitators”
•Underpinning tools (scenarios etc.)
•Disseminate with good
communication products (NGOs)
Mainstreaming means that:
•CC is in “other” departments,
organisations research plans,
business plans, strategic plans
•CC can help drive existing agendas
(water, flooding, building, resource
productivity and waste management)
             Issues
•How handle very long term
infrastructure with uncertainty e.g
nuclear waste
•Keeping attention with other
environmental problems
•Handling the CC package:
droughts and floods
    What SBSTA can do
•Create new networks of
practitioners
•New perspectives on capacity
building (exchanges N/N S/N S/S)
•Share best practice on tools/
scenarios
•Develop stock of implementation
case studies
   Methodology issues

•Keep it accessible- TIME
CONSTRAINTS ON READING
•IPCC done by academics - new
types of Technical Reports- joint
ownership of research and
practitioner communities?
    SBSTA can:
•Through Governments, lead
identification of key processes
“outside” (aid agenda, disaster
management, EU Directives) and
make linkages
•Work out models of delivery
(streamline APF)

				
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