Global Environment

The Second Asia Pacific Seminar on Climate Change - Annex


1. Introduction

  • Why a regional strategy?
  • Linkage with the Framework Convention

2. Research Needs

  • Assessment of research needs
  • Identification of gaps
  • Information exchange
  • Capacity building

3. Emissions Inventories and Assessment

  • Uncertainty
  • How to improve?
  • Institutional Support Requirements (IPCC, UN agencies, regional institutions)

4. Data and Monitoring Requirements

  • Global vs. regional vs. national needs
  • Intercalibration
  • Assessment of needs
  • Capacity building

5. Impact Assessment

  • Identify development sectors
  • Most likely impacts and need for further assessment
  • Promoting methodologies
  • Quantification in monetary terms, as far as possible

6. Tools and Methodologies

  • Use of models at regional/sub-regional/national levels
  • Capacity building for both human resources and equipment requirements
  • Development of scenarios

7. Reduction and Mitigation Strategy (national and sub-regional)

  • Identification of major development sectors and impacts
  • Technology and policy options for mitigating and reducing impacts
  • Selection of options based on cost-benefit etc.
  • Technology transfer (types and modalities)

8. Financial Requirements and Options

  • Assessing total financial requirements
  • Assessment of external financing/other capital flow
  • Enhancing domestic resources for the program through possible reallocation of existing resources
  • Generating additional resources including the use of innovative and economic instruments such as incentive mechanisms, PPP, charges for effluent, user charges, carbon tax, etc.
  • Improving efficiency of resource use
  • Multilateral funding such as GEF for financing incremental costs which re not justifiable on an economic basis but contribute to global environmental improvement

9. Supporting Measures for Implementing Strategy

  • Institutional strengthening and networking
  • Information sharing
  • Regional cooperation
  • Training and awareness
  • Technical assistance and advisory services
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