Middle East & North Africa Regional Meeting

Regional Meeting Hosted by Lebanon in Geneva: Middle East & North Africa

Special focus: Climate Vulnerability

Geneva – 28- 29 May 2015


CVF Regional Workshop, April 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica; Source: Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica

CVF Regional Workshop, May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland; Source: CVF

    • The most significant challenges faced in the implementation of climate action (whether programmatic, geographic, governance, finance, technology or in other respects), inclusive of adaptation and mitigation
    • Projects, programmes or aspects of climate policy that have met with the most success at national or regional levels – knowledge that other countries within and beyond the region could benefit from
    • Chief needs and priorities for achieving further progress and the advancement of the response to climate change on the ground (adaptation and mitigation), including a discrete set of policy recommendations for enhanced climate action targeting national, regional and global progress












Opening Statement:  Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon, H.E. Mrs. Najla Riachi Assaker – download English (0.1mb, pdf)

Opening Statement:  Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany, H.E. Mr. Thomas Fitschen – download English (0.1mb, pdf)

Opening Statement:  Mr. Ross Mountain, Lebanon United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident – download English (0.1mb, pdf)

Opening Statement:  Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Philippines H.E. Mrs. Cecilia B. Rebong – download English (0.1mb, pdf)

Topic: Security Scenarios – download English (0.8mb, pdf)
Presenter: UNOG

Topic: Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts – download English (3mb, pdf)
Presenter: Luna Abu-Swaireh, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR

Topic: UNDP Support on Climate Change: The Road to COP21 Paris – download English (1mb, pdf)
Presenter: Walid Ali, Regional Climate Change Programme Specialist, Climate Change and DRR Team, UNDP

Topic: Migration, Environment and Climate Change – download English (1mb, pdf)
Presenter: Dina Ionesco Head of Division MECC, Department for Migration

Topic: Prevent the preventable, prepare for the unavoidable – download English (1.2mb, pdf)
Presenter: Alfredo Zamudio,  Director of Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC)

Topic: Promoting local action and territorial approach to improve water supplies and sanitation – download English (large file: 3mb, pdf)
Presenter: Ivan Draganic, UNDP Programme Specialist, Global Water Solidarity, UNDP

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