Resilience Frontiers

Wednesday, 4 December – Applying lifelong learning for environmental stewardship

TimeEvent
10.00 – 11.00Resilience Frontiers Lab

Moderator: Johanna Nalau

Harald Rauter, Climate-KIC
Julie Kae, Executive Director, Qlik.org
David Rolnick, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania
11.30 – 13.00
13.00 – 14.30Lunch break
14.30 – 16.00Youth Knowledge Lab

Moderator: Liz Wathuti

Contributors:
Bremley Lyngdoh, Founder, World View Impact Foundation
Miklós Veszprémi, PhD Candidate in Music Theory, Yale University
16.30 – 18.00Big data for National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

Frontier data technologies hold great promise in greatly improving assessment of risk and adaptation especially in understanding the complex interlinkages between systems from the local to the global, be it climate or social and economic systems. There are already many useful applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, and large-scale models, and the potential exists to harness these to greatly enhance climate risk assessment and management. As we envision the future, this session will canvas some current possibilities, and quickly move towards an interactive discussion on what we should be aiming for, particularly in ensuring universal and equitable access to these technologies to all countries and stakeholders. In particular, we will explore how data and models can be made useful in adaptation planning. IN the immediate term, we could plan to co-create a data catalog under Google to support adaptation assessment, planning and implementation under the UNFCCC/LEG Open NAP initiative. This will facilitate equitable access to best available data and tools for adaptation and risk assessment, greatly improving the quality of adaptation plans, and will provide an entry point for the wide network of data and model experts into the practical design and implementation of adaptation. An early priority will be the provision of appropriate climate change scenarios to support risk assessment for priority adaptation systems. The session will work towards a strategy for further collaboration and mobilization of the science community to support the National Adaptation Plans.

Moderator:
Paul Desanker, UNFCCC secretariat

Contributors:
Piers Forster, University of Leeds
Steven Ramage, GEO
Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, EPA, Ghana
Steven Prager, CIAT