Participation to the Climate Adaptation Summit - 25 & 26 January 2021
IPAM is present at CAS2021, an online global conference organized on the 25 & 26 of January 2021 by the Global Commission on Adaptation to accelerate, innovate and scale up the world’s efforts in adapting our societies and economies to the inevitable effects of climate change over the coming decade.
Click here to see IPAM’s presentation video at CAS2021.
Membership Opening Webinar on November 5, 2020
A membership opening webinar was organized in two sessions on November 5th, 2020, raising a considerable interest, with 186 people registered, coming from 49 countries. The webinar started with a keynote of IPCC’s executive secretary and a welcome word of AAA Initiative Foundation’s Director General, followed by introduction to IPAM vision and structure, presentation of the metrics mapping project, explanation of opportunities for Institutional, Associate, and Sponsorship participation, and a description of the 4 existing sub-committees goals.
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The 2019 international workshop on adaptation metrics
The series of three international conferences on adaptation metrics held from 2016 to 2018 accumulated a significant amount of knowledge on the subject and resulted in the creation of an international community of practice with practitioners from government agencies, multilateral development banks and bilateral agencies, and the private sector, with acute knowledge of policy, climate change science, and climate finance with the view of approaching the subject of adaptation metrics in a wholistic manner.
To consolidate synergies of this community of practice in terms of research frame, targeted outcomes and purpose of the metrics to be identified and developed, the GiZ 4C/IKI project organized a brainstorming workshop in Salé on November 22, 2019, resulting in a mission statement calling for the creation of a dedicated platform on adaptation metrics.
Click here to download the concept note and the program of the 2019 International Workshop for the Institutionalizing of an International Platform on Adaptation Metrics.
Click here to download the Mission Statement calling for the creation of a dedicated platform on adaptation metrics.
The 2018 third international conference on adaptation metrics
After the CoP22 mission was over, two of the main supporting actors of the first conferences decided to continue the cycle of international conferences held annually in Morocco.
The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GiZ) supported the organization of the third conference at University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) in Benguerir, on October 26-27, 2018. A new topic, “resilient cities”, was added to the themes of water and agriculture.
These three topics were addressed each in a half-day session, following a first half-day devoted to the presentation of the newly released special report on 1.5 ° C trajectory of the IPCC, in the presence of its Chair and several members of the Executive Board.
Prior to the Conference, advanced courses on “Adaptation Metrics and Techniques for Agriculture and Water”, aiming at building the capacities of participants, mainly from Africa, were organized on October 24-25, 2018.
In the wake of this conference a Cluster on “Adaptation Metrics and Techniques for Agriculture, Water and Resilient Cities” was created
Click here to download the concept note and the program of the 2018 third International Conference on Adaptation Metrics
Click here to download the program for the advanced courses and tutorials
Click here to download the concept note for the Cluster on Adaptation Metrics and Techniques for Agriculture, Water and Resilient Cities
The 2017 second international conference on adaptation metrics
In the first conference in Skhirate (2016), the opportunity for in-depth discussions was raised about sectoral metrics.
Taking into account the UNFCCC survey that identified the top two adaptation priorities expressed in NDCs as Water and Agriculture, the COP22 Scientific Committee organized a second international conference on adaptation metrics, the first to be sector oriented, as the last conference to be held under Moroccan Presidency before handing over to Fiji.
This conference was hosted by the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) on October 6-7, 2017.
The main objective of the conference was to provide a discussion platform between finance institutions, research scientists and the actual project holders, especially from the African continent, in order to convene a clearly defined common vision of rules and indicators regarding metrics for these two sectors.
Click here to download the concept note and the program of the 2017 second International Conference on Adaptation Metrics
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The 2016 first international conference on adaptation metrics
It was estimated that before 2016, Adaptation received worldwide barely 6% of global climate finance and 17% of public climate finance, and even if these financial resources were scarce, the little that existed struggled to get mobilized.
The main reason given for non-sufficient mobilization of finance lied in the difficulty to quantify adaptation, underlying the lack of consensus on adaptation metrics.
The Scientific Committee of COP 22 made thus a priority in organizing the first international conference on adaptation metrics in Skhirate on September 27, 2016.
The aim of the conference was to agree on criteria and indicators suitable for assessing adaptation projects in the eye of climate finance, and the conference was articulated in four panels, discussing the opportunities and challenges for the financial sector, the possibility of measuring adaptation through its impact on resilience, the linking of adaptation with the sustainable development goals and the sectoral approach of adaptation to climate change.
Click here to download the concept note of the 2016 first International Conference on Adaptation Metrics
Click here to download the program of the 2016 first International Conference on Adaptation Metrics
Click here to download the submission to the UNFCCC