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Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum 2

Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum - Summary of key messages from Day 2

Hundreds of development experts, policymakers and scientists gathered in Bangkok on 22 October 2010 to look at specific ways of implementing climate change adaptation as a priority for governments and development agencies during the second day of the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2010.

While the first day of the forum focused on general approaches and large-scale financing of climate change adaptation, the second day concentrated on the details of adaptation governance, mainstreaming adaptation into development planning, and the importance of effective knowledge management.

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Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum

Summary of Key Messages – Day 1, 21 October 2010

Over 500 policymakers, scientists, representatives of Asia-Pacific governments and representatives from bilateral and multilateral donors gathered in Bangkok on 21 October 2010 for the first day of the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2010.  Knowledge-sharing, capacity development and financing were the key themes of the day, as participants debated the critical issues of how to best approach climate change adaptation and how to integrate adaptation into development.

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Climate change

Refers to a change in the state of the climate that can be identified (…) by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity.

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a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods (UNFCC).

Climate variability

Refers to variations in the mean state and other statistics of the climate on all temporal and spatial scales beyond that of individual weather events. Variability may be due to natural internal processes within the climate system or to variations in natural or anthropogenic external forcing.

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