The UNFCCC Workshop on Adaptation Planning and Practices under the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change took place from 10 to 12 September 2007 in Rome, Italy. It was held in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The workshop enabled around 150 experts representing developed and developing countries, along with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, to share their experience in adaptation planning and practices in the areas of agriculture and food security, water resources, coastal zones and health and on how to integrate and coordinate adaptation across different sectors and at different levels to contribute to the overall efforts to achieve sustainable development.
Participants identified gaps and needs which currently inhibit adaptation planning and implementation, and shared good practices for practitioners and decision-makers who can be replicated in a wide range sectors to enable countries and communities to better plan for and design adaptation to climate change. Participants discussed how to take forward recommendations aimed at enhancing adaptation planning and practices. Many organizations outlined how they will pick up some of the recommendations - be it relating to tailoring data, methods and information for users, developing guidebooks on "how to" plan and implement adaptation, or supporting the development of legal and institutional frameworks to promote collaboration and integration across sectors and at different levels.
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