The collab shared information on climate change impacts in the EAS and Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) regions as well as the results of climate change vulnerability assessment and the decision-making guide for ATS. The collab discussed options or best practices in developing/implementing local climate change adaptation strategies for both regions and identified potential areas for collaboration between the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) of Japan, as a PEMSEA Regional Centre for Excellence (RCOE) on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and the UNDP/GEF Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Phase II (ATSEA-2), the second phase of a regional initiative launched in 2010 to manage the vast coastal and marine resources in the ATS. The second phase aims to take regional collaboration and coordination in the ATS a step further through endorsement and implementation of the ten-year Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the region.
Series of presentations with panel discussion and Q&A
Climate change scientists and practitioners, local decision-makers, coastal communities in the EAS and ATS regions, and the general public