Meeting at the COP 18 in Doha, Qatar
© Conservation International/photo by Molly Bergen
CI is bringing the lessons learned from implementation of this project to international level, specifically through engaging in the UNFCCC process. Specifically, we produce analyses of international policies on adaptation that can be used to inform national adaptation processes and policies. For example, CI has updated the International policy engagement strategy, produced talking points from the Doha negotiations, and a position paper on the Nairobi work programme, that has been widely circulated. These practices allow the lessons from this project to be considered in international adaptation policies and mechanisms through international knowledge sharing platforms.
The international policy engagement efforts will continue to focus on the following:
- creating and strengthening relationships within the international policy arena;
- strengthening national policy with country areas and integrating international policy activities with national policy initiatives in the pilot countries;
- communicating the initiatives' goals and plans; and
- raising awareness of EbA efforts on the ground.
This component has also supported a paper on the history of EbA in international policy, and a baseline survey to understand perceptions of EbA amongst UNFCCC negotiators and national policy-makers. Ongoing activities will include internal generation of lessons learned, communication and synchronization of policy objectives at the national scale, and influencing international policy through an enhanced understanding of EbA at international conferences, trainings, and workshops.
In 2015, we will conduct a capacity building workshop to further integrate the lessons learned from the workshop into national and international policy through targeted training exercises.