ECRAN Workshop on national climate adaption policies and legislation – Step D: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptation Options

Date: 09-10.06.2016
Place: Podgorica, Montenegro
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with EC TAIEX Unit

Many countries are already affected by climate change including the Western Balkans and Turkey. These countries are considered to be highly vulnerable and expected to experience the effects of rising temperatures and disruption to their precipitation regimes, along with more extreme events, including droughts, floods, heat waves, windstorms and forest fires. Water availability will be affected, energy supply disturbed, food production will come under pressure and food prices will rise while biodiversity will decline.

This makes it a must to manoeuvre economic, environmental and social interests and costs to safe havens through adaptation measures. Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking the appropriate action in order to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. Where identification of vulnerabilities and risks is at the forefront of adaptation action, the identification of adaptation options opens the possible path(s) to follow.

General Objective

To keep the steady progress that already started on climate adaptation action in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey.

Specific Objectives

To enhance the understanding about climate adaptation action among a core of Beneficiary Countrie’s representatives, creating climate adaptation policies and planning as a basis for action.

Expected Results of the workshop

The expected results are:

  • Enhanced understanding of workshop participants about planning the implementation of their own country’s climate change adaptation priorities
  • Strengthened knowledge of workshop participants regarding practices in implementing climate change adaptation options
  • Understanding of the need and possibilities to develop and apply appropriate monitoring and evaluation provisions for policy objectives and adaptation options.