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Reporting on adaptation in the agriculture and land use sectors: Loss and damage assessment

29 June 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 am (Rome, GMT +2)

This online learning event is part of the FAO’s ETF webinar series addressing transparency in the agriculture and land use sectors. The event is organized by the FAO Transparency Team in collaboration with the Global Support Programme (GSP), Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), and UNEP-DTU Partnership.

Main objectives

This webinar aims to:

  • Provide an introduction to adaptation reporting and the biennial transparency report (BTR).
  • Build understanding on how to report on Element G (information related to averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage) of the Modalities, Procedures and Guidelines (MPG).
  • Introduce the use of FAO’s Sendai C2 Methodology for Damage and Loss Assessment in Agriculture and how this can be applied to report on the ETF.
  • Share practical experiences in developing and testing a framework for measuring climate change related loss and damage in the agriculture sectors.

Agenda

Time (CEST)

Topics & speakers

10:00

Introduction and Opening remarks (Mirella Salvatore)

10:05

Part I:

An introduction to adaptation reporting and the BTR (Thomas William Dale)

10:15

Part II:

How can FAO D&L Methodology be used in the context of the ETF? (Elisa Distefano)

FAO methodology: Sendai C2 Methodology for Damage and Loss Assessment in Agriculture (Wirya Khim)

10:40

Country experience on the use of loss and damage assessment to plan for anticipatory action in the agriculture sector: Bangladesh, Mongolia (Imtiaz Ahmad, Enkh-Amgalan Ayurzana)

10:55

Closing remarks (Fatima-Zahra Taibi)

Speakers

Mr Imtiaz Ahmad, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, FAO Bangladesh

Mr Imtiaz Ahmad, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, FAO Bangladesh

Imtiaz currently leads the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Unit at FAO Bangladesh. As part of oversight and technical support to the M&E process across the overall Country Program and its projects, this unit supports diverse action studies, emergency needs, food security, baseline and impact assessments along with cost-benefit, value for money and return on investment analysis. Prior to joining FAO in 2019, he has worked with Start Network, Oxfam, SwissContact, CIMMYT, IDE and other NGOs focusing in the areas of climate change adaptation, DRR, emergency response, agriculture and market development with similar roles. He holds masters in Urban & Rural Planning and Development Studies from Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Mr Thomas William Dale, Programme Associate, UNEP DTU Partnership

Mr Thomas William Dale, Programme Associate, UNEP DTU Partnership

Thomas is a programme associate at the UNEP DTU Partnership and works in their Impact Assessment and Adaptation Analysis section. He contributes to the UNEP DTU Partnership's work in monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and transparency within the adaptation field, as well as their work within enhancing and tracking private sector adaptation. Thomas has a Masters degree in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen.

Ms Elisa Distefano, Environmental Management and Climate Change Adaptation Consultant, FAO

Ms Elisa Distefano, Environmental Management and Climate Change Adaptation Consultant, FAO

Elisa is an Environmental and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) and adaptation specialist in FAO’s “Global capacity-building towards enhanced transparency in the AFOLU sector (CBIT-AFOLU)“ and “Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through NDCs and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA)” teams. She has been working since 2005 with FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Bioversity International, and several NGOs and research institutions in both developed and developing countries on the implementation of GEF, CBIT, ASAP and GCF projects. She holds an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation.

Mr Enkh-Amgalan, Agricultural Economist, Center for Policy Research, Mongolia

Mr Enkh-Amgalan, Agricultural Economist, Center for Policy Research, Mongolia

Mr Enkh-Amgalan is an agricultural economist. He holds a Ph.D. from the National University of Mongolia, 1990, and an ME from the University of New England, Australia, 1995.

He is the Founding Director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR) - the first Mongolian Think Tank NGO operating since 1999. The CPR has gained extensive experience and is well known in the areas of rural development, agriculture, livestock/herder development, agricultural value chains, land reform, pasture and risk management, community development, rural poverty and social issues and environmental management.

Ms Wirya Khim, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Team Leader/Resilience Officer, FAO

Ms Wirya Khim, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Team Leader/Resilience Officer, FAO

Ms Khim leads the DRR Team at the FAO’s Office of Emergencies and Resilience. She has extensive experience in the fields of natural resources management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, climate-smart agriculture, land use planning, environmental education and capacity development. Prior to joining the FAO Headquarters in September 2020, she worked in various FAO decentralized offices as Natural Resources Officer, Climate Change Officer, and Resilience Officer from May 2010 to August 2020. Ms Khim has obtained a Master of Environmental Management (with Merit) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science in Natural Resources Management from Massey University, New Zealand.

Ms Mirella Salvatore, Climate Change Officer, FAO

Ms Mirella Salvatore, Climate Change Officer, FAO

Mirella Salvatore is the project coordinator of the FAO “Global capacity-building towards enhanced transparency in the AFOLU sector (CBIT-AFOLU)“ project funded by the GEF CBIT funds. She is also leading the coordination of FAO efforts on the Enhanced Transparency Framework.
Mirella has worked at FAO since 2002 and has more than 10 years of national and international experience in climate change, supporting countries to establish and enhance sustainable Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems, with a focus on national GHG inventories to meet transparency requirements.
She is an economist with a PhD in Statistics and has long-term experience in GIS and remote sensing.

Ms Fatima-Zahra Taibi, Advisor, UNEP DTU Partnership

Ms Fatima-Zahra Taibi, Advisor, UNEP DTU Partnership

Fatima-Zahra Taibi is senior advisor at the UNEP DTU partnership. She coordinates, on behalf of UNEP, parts of the Global Support Programme. She also works on array of projects such as ICAT, CBIT and NDC Action supporting countries in their transparency efforts, NDC revision, implementation and financing as well as their LEDS-LTs. Fatima-Zahra has 15 years of experience in climate change issues, working with international organizations among which the UNFCCC but also at the national level. She has an engineering degree in Agronomy.

Moderator

Ms Sousan Torabi Parizi, Communications and Engagement Consultant, FAO

Ms Sousan Torabi Parizi, Communications and Engagement Consultant, FAO

With a background in development policy, Susan supports communication and engagement efforts of FAO’s NDC Enhancement Support Team related to capacity-building for the enhanced transparency framework (ETF). Prior to joining the FAO, she led the implementation of stakeholder engagement and communication workstreams in the UNFCCC Capacity-building Team and coordinated the work of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) Network. Susan holds a MSc in development economics and international cooperation, and is specialized in urban affairs.

CONTACTS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

The webinar is organized by the Transparency in agriculture and land use sectors team in FAO's Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment. For more details about the learning event, please contact [email protected]