TRAC3 members attending COP21
TRAC3 Side Event
Ms. Alexandra Lesnikowski will be representing the TRAC3 team at an official joint side event at the COP entitled Tracking adaptation progress and enabling readiness, which will take place on Saturday the 5th of December, starting at 15:00 in room OR-4.
The event, jointly organized by the University of Maryland, the Korea Green Foundation, the Eikosphere Foundation, and the TRAC3 team from McGill, will discuss methods and concepts for measuring adaptation progress across countries and enabling readiness for private sector engagement.
The event will start with opening presentations that review key issues related to measuring and tracking adaptation and readiness. This will be followed by a stakeholder panel where key stakeholders will respond to the presentations, and also offer their views on tracking & measuring adaptation, and the way in which this could support planning and decision-making processes.
Session 1: Insights from science & research
Moderator: Catherine Cunningham, President, Eikosphere Foundation
Yun Sun-Jin, Vice-Dean of Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Seoul National University. Topic: Climate Adaptation Strategy and Readiness of Private Companies from the Perspective of Social Responsibility: The case of Seoul
Jessica Hellmann, Director, University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment. Topic: Readiness in the ND Global Adaptation Index
Alexandra Lesnikowski, Department of Geography, McGill University. Topic: Assessing progress on adaptation across countries
Anand Patwardhan, Professor, University of Maryland. Topic: Monitoring & evaluation to support learning and mainstreaming
Session 2: Stakeholder panel on needs and applications; followed by open discussion
Moderator: Saliha Dobardzic / representative from the GEF Secretariat (TBC)
Moritz Kraemer, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director and Chief Rating Officer. Sovereign Ratings. Topic: Insights from ratings agencies for assessing readiness (TBC)
Kanta Kumari Rigaud / Steven Hammer, World Bank. Topic: Lessons from the PPCR for promoting and assessing readiness (TBC)
UNFCCC Adaptation Committee / developing country representative. Topic: Country perspectives on readiness (TBC)
UNDP / UNEP representative. Topic: Insights from supporting the NAP process for adaptation readiness (TBC)
The TRAC3 exhibit booth will be showcasing the team’s publications and other research outputs at the main COP venue throughout the first week of the meetings. Swing by the booth and meet the team in Hall 4 — We look forward to meeting you!
— Stephanie Austin (@se_austin) November 30, 2015
More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Emerging Research Results Booklet:
- Ford, J.D., McDowell, G., and Pearce, T. (2015). The adaptation challenge in the Arctic. Nature Climate Change. 5, 1046-1053.
- Lesnikowski A, Ford JD, Biesbroek R, Berrang-Ford L, and Heymann JS. (2015). National-level progress on adaptation. Nature Climate Change.
- Ford, J., Berrang-Ford, L., Biesbroek, R., Araos, M., Austin, S.E., and Lesnikowski L. (2015) Adaptation tracking for a post-2015 climate agreement. Nature Climate Change. 5, 967-969.
- Araos, M., Austin, S. E., Berrang-Ford, L., & Ford, J. (in press). Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Large Cities: A Global Baseline. International Journal of Health Services.
- Austin, S. E., Biesbroek, R., Berrang-Ford, L., Ford, J. D., Parker, S., & Fleury, M. D. (in review). Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in OECD Countries. American Journal of Public Health.
- Ford, J., and Berrang-Ford, L. (2015). The 4Cs of adaptation tracking: consistency, comparability, comprehensiveness, coherency. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.
- Austin, S.E., Ford, J.D., Berrang-Ford, L., Araos, M., Parker, S., and Manon D. Fleury. (2015). Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(1), 623-651.
- Berrang-Ford, L., Pearce, T., and Ford, J.D. (2015). Systematic review approaches for climate change adaptation research. Regional Environmental Change. 15(5), 755-769.
- Lesnikowski, A.C., Ford, J.D., Berrang-Ford, L., Barrera, M., and Jody Heymann. (2015). How are we adapting to climate change? A global assessment. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 20(2), 277-293.
- Ford, J., Berrang-Ford, L., Bunce, A., McKay, C., Irwin, M., and Pearce, T. (2014). The status of climate change adaptation in Africa and Asia. Regional Environmental Change.
- Berrang-Ford, L., J.D. Ford, A. Lesnikowski, C. Poutiainen, M. Barrera, and S.J. Heymann (2014). What drives national adaptation? A global assessment. Climatic Change, 124, 441-450.
- Ford, J.D., G. McDowell, and J. Jones (2014). The state of climate change adaptation in the Arctic. Environmental Research Letters, 9(10), 104005.
- McDowell, G., E. Stephenson, and J. Ford (2014). Adaptation to climate change in glaciated mountain regions. Climatic Change, 126(1-2), 77-91.
- McLeman, R., J. Dupre, L. Berrang-Ford, J.D. Ford, K. Gajewski, and G. Marchildon (2014). What we learned from the Dust Bowl: lessons in science, policy, and adaptation. Population and Environment, 35, 417-40.
- Lesnikowski, A., J.D. Ford, L. Berrang-Ford, M. Barrera, P. Berry, J. Henderson, and S.J. Heymann (2013). National-level factors affecting planned, public adaptation to health effects of climate change. Global Environmental Change, 23, 1153-63.
- Ford, J.D., L. Berrang-Ford, A. Lesnikowski, M. Barrera, and S.J. Heymann (2013). How to track climate change adaptation: a typology of approaches for national-level adaptation. Ecology & Society, 18(3), 40.
- Poutiainen, C., L. Berrang-Ford, J.D. Ford and J. Heymann (2013). Civil society organizations and adaptation to the health effects of climate change in Canada. Public Health, 127(5), 403-09.
- Paterson, J., J.D. Ford, L. Berrang-Ford, P. Berry, A. Lesnikowski, J. Henderson, C. Poutiainen, and J. Heymann (2012). Adaptation to climate change in the Ontario public health sector. BMC Public Health, 12, 452.
- Berrang-Ford, L., J.D. Ford, and J.A. Paterson (2011). Are we adapting to climate change?. Global Environmental Change, 21(1), 25-33.
- Lesnikowski, A.C., J.D. Ford, L. Berrang-Ford, J.A. Paterson, M. Barrera, and S.J. Heymann (2011). Adapting to the health impacts of climate change: a study of UNFCCC Annex I parties. Environmental Research Letters, 6(4), 044009.
- Ford, J.D., L. Berrang-Ford, and J. Paterson (2011). A systematic review of observed climate change adaptation in developed nations. Climatic Change, 106(2), 327-36.
- Pearce, T., J.D. Ford, F. Duerden, B. Smit, M. Andrachuk, L. Berrang-Ford and T. Smith (2011). Advancing adaptation planning for climate change in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR): a review and critique. Regional Environmental Change, 11(1), 1-17.
Austin, S., Shefka, D., Ford, J. (2015). Tracking Surveillance and Monitoring of Climate Change and Health Impacts in Canadian Jurisdictions. A report for the Climate Change and Health Office, Health Canada, Ottawa.
Austin, S., Ford, J., Berrang-Ford, L. (2014). Climate Change Adaptation Actions in the Health Sector and Their Usefulness in Canada. A report for the Climate Change and Health Office, Health Canada, Ottawa.
Austin, S., Berrang-Ford, L., Ford, J.D. (2014). State of knowledge and gaps of public health and climate change adaptation. A report for the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa.
News and Other Media
Araos, M. (2015). Adaptation to climate change — how well is Dhaka doing?. Dhaka Tribune (September 19th 2015).