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CIRCLE-2 SHARE Workshop "Supporting the development of the EU strategy for adaptation to climate change – Views and Challenges in Eastern Europe" - Presentations Available

2012-07-02
CIRCLE-2 Share Workshop supports the development of the EU Adaptation Strategy and offers an arena for sharing knowledge and experience on adaptation policy and practice with the focus on Eastern Europe. More specific, the objectives of the workshop are: (i) Share the current state of work on adaptation strategies and activities in Eastern European Countries;

(ii) Collect and share good practice examples on adaptation; (iii) Discuss needs and expectations of potential European guidance to support the elaboration of national adaptation strategies and their action plans accompanying the EU Adaptation Strategy; (iv) Foster the exchange of experiences on various adaptation challenges (e.g. impact assessments; vulnerability studies, prioritizing adaptation options; monitoring and evaluation); (v) Identify knowledge gaps and national needs in support of policy development on EU and national level; (vi) Identify specificities and challenges for adaptation in CEE countries.

 

WORKSHOP NOTES - DOWNLOAD

ANNEX - WORKSHOP NOTES - DOWNLOAD

Participants list - DOWNLOAD

 

27 of June, 2012 - Day 1

                                                

                                            08:30 – 09:00                  Registration

 

MORNING_I:            09:00 – 10:30

                             Duration: 1,5h / Chair: Sabine McCALLUM (EAA)

 

                                            09:00 – 09:15                  Welcome Addresses - PRESENTATION

Michael STAUDINGER – Director Central Institute for Meteorology & Geodynamics, Austria (ZAMG)

Irene GABRIEL – Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF)

Sabine McCALLUM – Head of Department Environment Agency Austria (EAA)

                     09:15 – 09:30                  CIRCLE-2 and DG CLIMA project - Scope of the days and objectives

Markus LEITNER (EAA) - PRESENTATION

                     09:30– 10:30                   European Adaptation efforts

Juan PÉREZ LORENZO – State of Development of the EU Adaptation Strategy – Brief Overview (DG CLIMA) PRESENTATION

Stéphane ISOARD – Knowledge sharing through the new Climate-ADAPT platform – online demonstration and overview of 2012 Adaptation Report (European Environment Agency, EEA) PRESENTATION & PRESENTATION 

 

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee break

 

MORNING_II:           11:00 – 12:30

                              Duration: 1,5h / Chair: Markus LEITNER (EAA)

 

11:00 – 12:30                   State of Action on Adaptation in Eastern European Countries – Activities and Needs

Input from colleagues from Eastern European Countries (information from e.g. Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary) to the following guiding questions

- What is the current state in developing a national adaptation policy?

-  What were/are the drivers and constraints for adaptation policies?

-  What support from EU level would be helpful to foster adaptation on the national level (and also down to the regional and local)?

 

Matthias Grätz Adaptation to climate change in the Baltic States - PRESENTATION

Pavel Šťastný  National adaptation initiatives in Slovakia - PRESENTATION

Sandor Szalai Adaptation to climate change in Hungary - PRESENTATION

 

12:30 – 13:30      Lunch

 

13:30 – 14:00                   Weather Balloon demonstration outdoor – worth seeing


 

AFTERNOON_I:        14:00 – 15:45

                                 Duration: 1,75 h / Chair: Markus LEITNER (EAA)

 

14:00 – 15:00                  Continuation - State of Action on Adaptation in Eastern European Countries – Activities and Needs

 

15:00– 15:45                   EU Guidance for national adaptation policies - Draft

Andrea PRUTSCH – Outline for EU Guidance for National Adaptation Policies (Environment Agency Austria)

Presentation and general discussion - PRESENTATION

 

15:45 – 16:15      Coffee break

 

AFTERNOON_II:       16:15 – 17:45

                             Duration: 1,5 h / Chair: Carin NILSSON (SMHI)

 

16:15 – 17:15                   Interactive Workings Group on potential key issues for the EU guidance

 

Working Group 1a: Interactive discussion on prepare the ground for Adaptation - SEE RESULTS

 

17:15                                  Wrap up and closure of day 1 (Sabine McCallum)

 

20:00      Social Event

 

28 of June, 2012 - Day 2

 

MORNING_III:          09:30 – 12:00

                              Duration: 2,5h / Chair: Thomas DWORAK (Fresh Thoughts)

 

09:30 –10:00                    Interactive Workings Group on potential key issues for the EU guidance

 

Working Group 1b: Interactive discussion on prepare the ground for Adaptation –
Specific focus on stakeholder involvement
 - SEE RESULTS

 

10:00 –10:45                   Interactive Working groups - Splitting up in two Working groups

 

Working Group 2: Identify key concerns- SEE RESULTS

 

Thomas DWORAK – Introduction to the topic (Fresh Thoughts)

Moderated Interview with Roxana BOJARIU (National Meteorological Administration, Romania)
and Tiago Capela LOURENCO (FFCUL, Portugal)

Guiding questions:

-  What are the key issues to take into account?

-  What are your experiences with identifying key concerns?

-  How can the EC support these efforts?

 

Chair: Thomas DWORAK (Fresh Thoughts)

Rapporteur: Markus LEITNER (EAA)

 

Working Group 3: Collect and assess adaptation options- SEE RESULTS

Andrea PRUTSCH –Introduction to the topic (EAA and Austrian Experience)

Moderated Interview with Sándor SZALAI (Szent Istvan University, Hungary) and Hans SANDERSON (Coordination Unit for Research in Climate Change Adaptation, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Guiding questions:

-  What are the key issues to take into account?

-  What are your experiences with collecting and assessing adaptation options?

-  How can the EC support these efforts?

 

Chair: Stéphane ISOARD (EEA)

Rapporteur: Carin NILSSON (SMHI)

 

10:45 – 11:30                  Change to the other Working Group you did not join in the previous Session

 

11:30 – 12:00                  Reporting back of the Working Groups in the Plenary by Rapporteurs

 

12:00 – 13:00      Walking Lunch

 

AFTERNOON_II:       13:00– 15:30

                                 Duration: 2,5 h / Chair: Carin NILSSON

 

13:00 – 13:45                  Splitting up in two Working groups

 

Working Group 4: Prepare an action plan and implement- SEE RESULTS

Andrea PRUTSCH –Introduction to the topic (EAA and Austrian Experience)

Moderated Interview with Clemens HASSE (UBA, Germany) and Hans SANDERSON (Coordination Unit for Research in Climate Change Adaptation, Aarhus University, Denmark)

 

Guiding questions:

-  What are the key issues to take into account?

-  What are your experiences with preparing an action plan and implementation?

-  How can the EC support these efforts?

 

Chair: Markus LEITNER (EAA)

Rapporteur: Thomas DWORAK (Fresh Thoughts)

 

Working Group 5: Monitoring and Evaluation- SEE RESULTS

Patrick PRINGLE – Introduction to the topic (AEA, UK and UK Experience)

Guiding questions:

-  What are the key issues to take into account?

-  What are your experiences with monitoring and evaluation?

-  How can the EC support these efforts?

 

Chair: Carin NILSSON (SMHI)

Rapporteur: Tiago Capela LOURENCO (FFCUL, Portugal)

 

13:45 – 14:30                  Change to the other Working Group you did not join in the Morning

 

14:30 – 15:00                  Reporting back of the Working Groups in the Plenary by Rapporteurs

 

15:00 – 15:15                  Outlook Discussion and Follow-Up (Carin NILSSON, Tiago Capela LOURENCO)

 

-  Future collaboration activities

 

15:30                                  Wrap up and closure (Sabine McCallum)