IGES & USAID Workshop in parallel with UNFCCC AWG's informal session in Bangkok
Workshop on Low Carbon Development and Resilient Society in Asia: Elements for Qatar and the Future Climate Regime
The workshop featured key concepts such as NAMAs, MRV, Low-Carbon/ Low- Emission Development, short-lived climate forcers, and adaptation.The workshop was co-organised by IGES and USAID-RDMA on the sidelines of UNFCCC Ad-hoc Working Groups’ informal session in Bangkok with the objective of sharing the latest insights and ongoing activities by IGES, USAID and their partners. It was attended by approximately 80 participants from various affiliations, including seven from development agencies such as UNEP, UNDP, ADB, RRC.AP, 12 from governments in Thailand, Bangladesh and other nations, four from universities, and representatives from a range of project-implementing organisations, NGOs and from the private sector.

  Key Messages:

  • Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) can be most effective when they are closely linked to overall development strategies.
  • Reducing Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) can bring significant co-benefits (near-term climate protection, improved air quality and public health, and increased crop yields), complementing long-lived greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation strategies.
  • Further work is needed in greenhouse gas accounting at the policy level and in the forestry sector.
  • North-South and South-South knowledge-sharing is proving to be instrumental to enhance climate change actions
13:00- 18:20, Tuesday 4 September 2012
Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok, Thailand
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Agenda 178kB
Proceeding 135kB
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Session 1-1: Paving the road: Country-owned climate actions
Operationalizing the Cancun Agreements in ASEAN: NAMAs and Beyond :
Dr. Kentaro Tamura, Deputy Director, Climate Change Group, IGES (204KB)
Lessons from Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) program:
Mr. Michael Comstock, Manager, International Climate Dialogue, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)(451KB)
East Asia Knowledge Platform for Low Carbon Growth – actions by Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet)
Prof. Shuzo Nishioka, Senior Research Advisor, IGES(3.1MB)
Session 1-2: Paving the road: Transparent climate actions
Good practices and lessons learned from MRV of mitigation actions towards the low carbon development
Mr. Kenta Usui, Associate Researcher, Market Mechanism Group, IGES (217KB)
Paving the Road: Approach of the USAID’s Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program
Mr. John Wells, Chief of Party for the LEAD Program(498KB)
MRV for REDD+ – Local participation is key in REDD+
Dr. Makino Yamanoshita, Policy Researcher, Forest Conservation Team, Natural Resources Management Group, IGES(604KB)
Session 1-3: Harnessing hidden opportunities: not just CO2
SLCPs in Asia: Translating Science into Policy
Dr. Eric Zusman, Senior Policy Researcher, Climate Change Group, IGES (1.9MB)
Perspective of Short Lived Climate Pollutants Emission Reduction
Dr. Ram Lal Verma, Regional Resources Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) - A UNEP Collaborating Center at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)(1.1MB)
Opportunities for SLCPs in Bangladesh
Dr. Munjurul Khan, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh(466KB)
Session 2: Adaptation
Addressing capacity development in financing adaptation: Actions by Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility for Asia and the Pacific (ADAPT-Asia)
Mr. Brad Philips, Regional Climate Change Adaptation Advisor, USAID-RDMA (514KB)
Adaptation knowledge management for capacity development by Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)
Dr. Daisuke Sano, Director, Regional Centre, IGES(267KB)


IGES Climate Change Group
Dr. Kentaro Tamura, Deputy Group Director

IGES Regional Centre (Bangkok)
T: +66 (0) 2651 8794


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