We are pleased to draw your attention to the upcoming UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on "Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: A Challenge for Global Ports
", to be held in Geneva on 29-30 September 2011.
Following earlier related activities (see www.unctad.org/ttl/legal
, under "Meetings"), the two-day meeting aims to provide a platform for expert discussions on how best to improve the understanding of climate change impacts on ports and develop effective and appropriate adaptation response measures.
The meeting aims to bring together a wide range of interested parties from the public and private sectors, including policy makers and planning authorities, port industry representatives and operators, port users, relevant international organizations, as well as scientists and engineers, to share their insights and discuss relevant issues with a view to identifying (i) vulnerabilities and risks; (ii) associated adaptation requirements; (iii) existing best practices, information and data sources; (iv) issues requiring further study, including data requirements; and (v) partners and mechanisms for effective collaboration.
Further information is available on the meetings webpage, where all documentation related to the meeting will be posted in due course: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/meeting.asp?intItemID=1942&lang=1&m=21884&info=highlights
Participation at the meeting is open to experts from government, industry, academia, nominated by member states, as well as IGOs and UNCTAD accredited NGOs. Other individuals and entities with expertise relating to the topic of the meeting who are interested in being invited to participate should express their interest to Ms Jennifer Lavelle (Jennifer.Lavelle@unctad.org
), with copy to Ms Hassiba Benamara (Hassiba.Benamara@unctad.org