|Institutional analysis, policy, planning and management|
Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), Tonga and Papua New Guinea
Client: Asian Development Bank
As part of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience,CZM is preparing Phase 1 project documents for the ADB-led component of the PPCR Pacific Regional Pilot. The Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is a program under the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), designed to pilot and demonstrate ways in which climate risk and resilience could be integrated into core development planning and implementation. It provides incentives for considering climate risk in national development plans and programs in a manner that is consistent with poverty reduction and sustainable development goals. The PPCR seeks to mainstream climate change adaptation into national development planning through a long-term programmatic approach which, ideally, could frame all climate change adaptation interventions.
The project includes undertaking a stocktake of existing climate change initiatives, projects and programs, as well as in country strategies and plans across Tonga and Papua New Guinea. A significant component of the project is stakeholder consultation to formulate an agreed strategic approach and investment program for integrating climate change adaptation into development planning. Additionally, CZM are involved in the design of the Regional Component (for 15 Pacifc island nations), and most recently faciliated consultations in Fiji regarding programme design.
Assessing finance options for Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management in India
Client: Asian Development Bank
India's rapidly growing urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to coastal erosion. Around 26% of the country's mainland coastline is prone to erosion, causing an estimated loss of about 450 hectares of land each year. Mumbai, for example, incurs a cost of approximately $2.5 million per km on capital works alone to protect some of its prime waterfront property.
Coastal Zone Management Principal, Dr Rob Kay, is currently working with the ADB to provide advice on opportunities for the integration of climate change factors into the Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program in India. Key outcomes from the assignment will be the submission of project documents for approval by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project will involve field visits and engagement with key project stakeholders in Dehli, as well as the west coast states of Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.
Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) vulnerability and adaptation position paper
Client: UNEP, Regional Activity Centre for the Priority Actions Programme
CZM is working for the Regional Activity Centre for the Priority Actions Programme (PAP/RAC) to compile a Position Paper to overview potential climate change issues for the sustainable management of the Mediterranean coastal zone. The Paper will recommend activities to be undertaken by PAP/RAC to help countries adapt to climate change impacts in coastal zones.
The activities proposed will be closely linked to the PAP/RAC mandate and to the requirements of the innovative Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol. They will also focus on recommending technical assistance to countries and capacity building for relevant stakeholders across regional, national and local levels.
NEEDS for Climate Change Synthesis Report
In 2008, the UNFCCC Secretariat commissioned a study on the financing needs to implement priority adaptation and mitigation measures. The NEEDS (National Economic, Environment and Development Study) for Climate Change study aims to prioritise mitigation and adaptation measures in participating countries, in line with their national sustainable development strategies. Countries participating in the study, including Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines, submitted status reports towards the end of 2009.
The team at CZM were asked to compile a Synthesis Report on the study, based on reports received from countries participating in the project. This included synthesising priority mitigation and adaptation measures proposed in each country, along with a review of the financial and policy instruments available to support these measures.
A copy of the Synthesis Report is available through the UNFCCC website.
WA Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy (CCAMS)
Client: Office of Climate Change, Perth, Australia
CZM are currently assisting the Western Australian Office of Climate Change in drafting the State's Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy (CCAMS).
CZM's role in the process involves mentoring staff at the Office of Climate Change, providing specialist technical support, and engaging with key stakeholders to generate the best possible outcome for the State.
The Strategy will differ from other State climate change strategies in Australia due to its increased focus on adaptation and adaptation planning. Outcomes from the process will help to focus adaptation and mitigation priorities across the State in the coming years.
Mainstreaming Climate Change into the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Program and Supporting the Integration of Climate Change Adaptation Measures into Coastal Planning.
Client: UNEP and COBSEA, Bangkok and Indonesia.
This project involved developing an approach to mainstream climate change into the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) program. The approach was based on a review of existing climate change mainstreaming approaches into the project cycle. In addition, a guidebook was developed for program partners that presented a step-by-step guide to including climate change into project design.
The objective was to ensure that all projects funded through the MFF program would consider the potential impacts of climate change at the program development stage, and thus develop strategies to ensure that projected impacts and opportunities of climate change could be effectively managed throughout project implementation and into the future (i.e. climate proofing projects). The MFF Secretariat endorsed the approach and was very pleased with the outcomes. Project implementation is due to commence in 2010.
As part of this project, CZM also assisted the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) Secretariat and the Ministry of Environment in Indonesia, in the delivering of the final outputs of the ‘Integrating Climate Change Adaptation Measures into Coastal Zone Planning' project.
Strategic review of International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (ICCAI)
Client: AusAID, Canberra, Australia.
CZM were approached by AusAID to undertake a strategic review of activities proposed under one component of the International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (ICCAI). This included a series of phone interviews and liaison with key programme coordinators across AusAID Posts in the Pacific and Asia, as well as with programme coordinators in Canberra (Desks). Discussions often included dealing with highly sensitive budget considerations.
Main review outcomes included strategic recommendations as to the future implementation of the initiative across the region.
Kiribati Adaptation Project - Pilot Implementation Phase (KAP II)
Client: Global Environment Facility (GEF), AusAid and NZAID, Kiribati.
CZM is continuing work on the Global Environment Facility, AusAid and NZAID-funded Kiribati Adaptation Project (KAP II) to develop a co-ordinated coastal hazard risk diagnosis and planning process. The project also aims to build capacity to apply this process in key government agencies in Kiribati.
To meet these objectives, CZM developed a coordinated coastal hazard risk diagnosis and planning process through a three-pronged approach that involved review of existing information, consultation and redesign. By demonstrating and jointly applying the planning process in the development of specific adaptation strategies for key asset groups, the project is able to meet capacity building requirements for key government agencies.
Australia-Samoa Development Partnership
Client: AusAID, Canberra, Australia.
CZM worked collaboratively with a local Samoan consultant to deliver the Australia-Samoa Partnership for Development. Working as a team, local stakeholders were interviewed, written reports prepared and a log frame for Partnership delivery designed. Communication among the team was achieved both internally through country visits and externally via teleconference and email communication.
This collaboration was extremely effective in delivering the project outcomes. Major additional project benefits were the connections and networks established between CZM and the local consultants in Samoa.
Coastal zone management advice
Client: EMAAR/Africon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Saphira Corniche development, located along a 12km section of the open coastline in Rabat, Morocco, required marine, coastal environmental and coastal zone management advice in its early planning stages. Key tasks undertaken by the CZM Project Team were:
Outcomes included identification of potential infrastructure development sites and incorporation of recommendations for design protection and stability. This information was integral to the preparation of conceptual architectural and infrastructure plans for the proposed development, ensuring that the conceptual layout of project elements was not threatened by coastal erosion, marine inundation and other environmental factors.
Thank you for presenting at the LINC Forum in Mandurah. Your presentation was a highlight of the day for many in attendance.
Anne Marie - ICLEI Oceania
19 March 2010
This month, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) released their Regional Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for 2009-2013. The Action Plan represents over two years of work by the EMRC in identifying and prioritising climate change risks...more