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Bhutan will host “Global Climate Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience” dialogue in January 2015

Bhutan will host “Global Climate Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience” dialogue in January 2015

Thimphu, Bhutan: Bhutan will host “Global Climate Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience” dialogue. This three-day event will start on January 19, 2015.

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The subject of dialogue is Global Climate Change: Reducing Risk & Increasing Resilience in reference to South Asia.

According to details, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are participants of this dialogue that will take place during January 19 to 21 in Bhutan.

“Global Climate Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience” will deal with issues related to climate change in participant countries. The philosophy behind this dialogue is that the world is moving into global climate change regimes that have no comparisons with the past therefore the past may not be the guide for countries as they tackle uncertainties and changing risks and emerging situation requires new strategies and discussions to deal with uncertainty.

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The dialogue is a three-day event that will engage more than 65 scientists and policy makers in South Asia, especially from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  The dialogue will be organised in collaboration with the National Environment Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan. The dialogue consists of five sessions which include rapid talks from experts, participatory knowledge sharing panel sessions, carousel-type café kiosks, roundtable sessions, daily media round-up sessions and finishing with a synthesis of the three-day event.

Themes considered will be broad with the aim of discussing risk reduction and resilience in global climate change from urban to rural communities and some of the key topics will include:

 

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Resilience: Agriculture and Food/Water Security

Disasters: Floods and droughts

Adaptation management and adaptive governance

Resilience and urbanisation (sprawling, unplanned, governance).

Low Carbon Development and Sustainable Consumption and Production

Mainstreaming environment into planning and development

Calling for Partners and Participants for the South Asia Science Policy Dialogue

Major partners and sponsors of dialogue include NEC, Bhutan, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet), Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum (APAN), Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), LEAD, START and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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