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High Level Conference on Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation in the Arab Region

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26
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28
September
2017
Location: 
Beirut, Lebanon
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Within the framework of the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR), the eleven RICCAR implementing partner organizations are organizing the “High Level Conference on Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation in the Arab Region” from 26 to 28 September 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon.
This conference will also serve as the closing meeting of the Adaptation to Climate Change in Water Sector in the MENA Region (ACCWaM) project.
The conference will launch the RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report as well as a series of technical outputs and training materials on regional climate modelling, hydrological modelling, vulnerability assessment and climate change adaptation in the Arab region. This will include discussion and exchange on region-specific case studies focused on green sectors, extreme climate events, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation across various sectors. The conference will also share joint work conducted with Arab States on the establishment of an Arab Climate Outlook Forum, the development of a regional knowledge hub and support for climate data rescue.
RICCAR is implemented through a collaborative partnership involving 11 implementing partner organizations, namely the League of Arab States, ESCWA, the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmBH (GIZ), the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Cairo Office, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). In addition to the resources provided by the partner agencies, funding is provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which financially supports RICCAR through the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector in the MENA Region (ACCWaM) project.

Publication series to be launched during the High Level Conference:

A- RICCAR publications
I. Main Report
   

II. Technical Notes
  

III. Technical Reports
      

IV. Training Manuals

B- Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change Adaptation by Applying IWRM Tools

I. Training Manuals on Climate Change Adaptation by Applying Integrated Water Resources Management Tools in the Arab Region 

        

 

1- Event details

2- Background Documentation

3- RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report

Main Report
Technical Annex

4- RICCAR Technical Notes

Integrated Vulnerability Assessment: Arab Regional Applications
Regional Climate Modelling and Regional Hydrological Modelling Applications in the Arab Region

5- RICCAR Technical Reports

Climate Change and Adaptation Solutions for the Green Sectors in the Arab Region
Climate Change Impacts on Health in the Arab Region: A Case Study on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Climate Change Trends in the Arab Region (in Arabic)
Disaster Loss Data and Linkage to Climate Change Impacts for the Arab Region

6- RICCAR / ACCWaM Manual

Training Manual on the Integrated Vulnerability Assessment Methodology