Enhancing Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation through Local Engagement

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2023•08•23    10:00 - 11:50

    UNU-IAS will organise an event discussing the importance of local engagement for effective climate adaptation and how empowering communities leads to grassroots solutions. It will feature a special lecture by Youssef Nassef, Director of the Adaptation Programme at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) who will discuss his visionary work on climate change adaptation.

    Dr Nassef has 29 years of expertise in international environmental policy and diplomacy, and has spearheaded various initiatives – including the Nairobi Work Programme and the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage — strengthening policy frameworks for developing countries to respond to climate change challenges.

    The event will be organised by the UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (UNU-IAS OUIK).


    This event will be held in Kanazawa City at the Shinoki Cultural Complex in Seminar Room A on the 3rd floor. To attend, please register in advance.

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    The event will be held in English and Japanese with consecutive interpretation provided.


    Moderator: Yoko Tomita (Programme Coordinator, UNU-IAS OUIK)

    10:00–10:05 Opening Remarks

    10:05–10:50 Special Lecture

    • Youssef Nassef (Director of Adaptation Division, UNFCCC Secretariat)

    10:50–11:15 Presentation

    11:15–11:50 Q&A and Summary

    11:50 Closing

  • Shinoki Cultural Complex
    3F Seminar Room A
    2-1-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa City
    Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan