Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- Moderation: Mr. Michael Hoppe, Advisor, Global Programme on Risk Assessment and Management for Adaptation to Climate Change, Section Climate Change and Climate Policy, GIZ, Bonn, Germany
- Ms. Diane McFadzien, Climate Change Adaptation Adviser Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Apia, Samoa
- Ms. Duncan Martina, Technical Officer Climate Change Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, St. George, Grenada
- Mr. Niels B. Holm-Nielsen, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist The World Bank, Washington, USA
- Mr. Scott Hook, Economic Infrastructure Adviser (pre-recorded input will be played) Economic Governance Programme, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Suva, Fiji
- Mr. Harald Spahn, DRR freelance consultant, Apen, Germany
The purpose of the event was to exchange and discuss approaches and experiences among experts, on how to effectively link and further harmonize disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate risk management (CRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA) at all institutional levels as well as in crucial economic sectors in developing countries. The workshop explored the added value of various instruments (e.g. risk assessment), policies and institutional frameworks. Financing tools and promising risk transfer mechanisms such as climate risk insurance (CRI) schemes will further be presented. By drawing from examples of good practice (e.g. from the Pacific region), the event aimed at developing recommendations for innovative integrated approaches to address climate and disaster risks. Further, the meeting included a discussion on the issue of climate-related loss and damage (L&D). A special focus was put on climate induced slow onset changes, such as sea-level rise as new approaches and innovative instruments needed in order to effectively cope with long-term threats for developing countries caused by these “creeping disasters”.