Climate change

Expert Workshop on Adaptation Financing and Implementation, June 2014


This workshop held on 18-19 June 2014 focused on the challenge of putting priorities into practice in OECD countries.

This workshop covered national adaptation policy-making,including prioritisation and mainstreaming processes. The second day explored the questions of public sector finance for adaptation, followed by an interactive session on evidence gaps and research needs.

The event was co-sponsored by the ECONADAPT research project. It brought together over 50 participants, including leading adaptation experts from academic and private sectors, international organisations and agencies (such as UNDP, IFC, UNFCCC) and OECD country delegates.



  • Agenda
  • Presentations (SlideShare)
  • Summary record
  • Participant List


Day 1 – Wednesday 18 June 2014


All presentations available on SlideShare.


Climate change adaptation: progress and challenges

•             Mr. Michael Mullan, Environment Directorate,  OECD

•             Mr. Paul Watkiss, Paul Watkiss Associates/ECONADAPT


Prioritising adaptation at the national level

•             Mr. Zebedee Nii-Naate, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

•             Mr. Clemens Hasse, Federal Environmental Agency, KomPass, Germany

•             Mr Michalis S. Skourtos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece


Sectoral approaches for assessing and implementing adaptation

•             Ms. Catherine Gamper, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

•             Mr. Jean-Yves Caneill, Head of Climate Policy, Électricité de France

•             Ms. Kathleen Dominique, Environment Directorate, OECD

•             Mr. Cees van de Guchte, Deltares, Netherlands


Tools for mainstreaming adaption into policy-making

•             Ms. Rosario Bento, DG for Climate Action, European Commission

•             Ms. Kirsi Mäkinen, Finnish Institute for Environment (SYKE)

•             Mr. Vladimir Stenek, International Finance Corporation


Public-private partnership to build disaster and climate resilience

•             Mr. Reinhard Mechler, Deputy Director, IIASA

•             Mr. Michael Stevns, Siemens

•             Mr. Giovanni Cecconi, Manager, Consorzio Venezia Nuova, Italy


Day 2 – Thursday 19 June 2014


All presentations available on SlideShare.


Adaptation finance in OECD countries

Facilitating public sector finance for adaptation

•             Ms. Anna Kaplina, UN Development Programme

•             Mr. Pierre Brender, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, France

•             Mr. Peter Jeppe Tolstrup, City of Copenhagen, Denmark


Interactive session on gaps, research needs, end-user tools

•             Ms. Angela Wilkinson, OECD

•             Ms. Ariella Helfgott, Wageningen University

•             Mr. Manuel Lago, Ecologic Institute


Panel discussion: Enabling the transition to climate resilience

•             Ms. Susan Ruffo, White House Council on Environmental Quality, United States

•             Mr. Stéphane Isoard, European Environment Agency

•             Ms. Clare Goodess, Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia

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For more information, please contact Michael Mullan at the OECD Environment Directorate.


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