This Expert Workshop focused on the opportunities and challenges for developing countries to integrate projected climate impacts into their planning for economic growth.
The event brought together public officials from developing countries, academic experts and practitioners from development co-operation agencies, international organisations and the private sector. This workshop was held to inform the development of a project on integrating climate resilience into growth and development planning.
The first session focused specifically on the experiences from two country case studies: Colombian and Ethiopian policy-makers presented their respective national strategies for delivering adaptation to climate impacts and economic growth. The subsequent sessions focused on the key challenges of managing the risk of potential macroeconomic impacts and providing policy frameworks to encourage the private sector to prepare for climate change. The final session discussed remaining challenges and limits to adaptation, and the potential role of international assistance in supporting developing countries to integrate adaptation and growth planning.
Presentations are available below:
|Session 1||Links between Climate Resilience and Economic Growth|
o Sam Fankhauser (Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, London School of Economics)
o For Ethiopia, Nurmeded Jemal Abdelselam (Environmental Protection
Authority) and Zerihun Getu Mekuria (Ministry of Finance and Economic
|Session 2||Key challenge: Managing Risk at the Macroeconomic Scale|
|Lead speaker: Marc Gordon (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction)
|Session 3||Key challenge: The Private Sector and Climate-Resilient Development|
|Lead speaker: Vladimir Stenek (International Finance Corporation)
Bringing together the Adaptation and Growth Framework
o Discussant: Tadele Farede (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
o Discussant: Annika Olsson (UK Department for International Development)
This event benefitted from financial support from the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Contacts: Michael Mullan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Eva Hübner (email@example.com) and Nick Kingsmill (firstname.lastname@example.org).