Climate change

Second meeting of the OECD Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation

30 November 2020
12h00 - 15h20
Virtual Meeting

The OECD Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation (TFCCA) meets as part of the OECD’s Working Party on Climate, Investment & Development as well as on Biodiversity, Water & Ecosystems; both are part of the OECD Environment Policy Committee. The objective of the TFCCA is to assist the OECD Secretariat in delivering projects for the Environment Policy Committee to advance countries’ policy agendas in support of strengthening their resilience to climate change and climate variability.

The TFCCA seeks to promote concrete solutions and develop policy guidance on climate change adaptation. This work is informed by policy analysis, the collection of data and the development of indicators, carried out as part of the Environment Policy Committee projects. The results can inspire national policies on adaptation and facilitate the assessment and monitoring of progress in implementing countries’ climate change adaptation agendas. 

Objectives of the second meeting of the TFCCA

The second meeting of the Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation (TFCCA) aimed to share information about recent developments related to adaptation among members and stakeholders. It was also an opportunity to discuss the future programme of work on adaptation of the OECD.


Horizon scanning: the future of climate change adaptation

  1. The Human impact of climate change, Solomon Hsiang, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Update from TFCCA members

  1. Towards the third revolution of national adaptation policy, Kirsi Makinen, Ministerial Advisor, Climate Change Adaptation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland

  2. Joanna Irving, Acting Director for Climate Change Adaptation Policy, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australia

  3. Climate change adaptation strategy of the Russian Federation, Sophia Litvinova, Deputy Director of the Department of Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

  4. How is COVID-19 impacting the availability of climate change adaptation finance?, Swenja Surminski, Head of Adaptation Research, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

  5. Olga Pilifosova, Manager Adaptation, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Update from the OECD Secretariat

  1. Update on recent activities on climate change adaptation, Catherine Gamper, Co-ordinator of the TFCCA, OECD Secretariat

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