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Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Management in a Multi-Level Governance Context

December 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Management in a Multi-Level Governance Context

December 9, 2019
Room5, IFEMA, COP25.



In the framework of the COP25, this side event will discuss the topics of climate change adaptation and disaster risk financing as a multi-level governance challenge. Organised by Regions4 Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), it will highlight good practices and experiences from different levels of government. It will further reveal common challenges and provide recommendations for policymakers that could guide the development and implementation of national, regional and local adaptation plans and strategies.

The side event will also see the launch of the Report Climate Change Adaptation in a Multi-Level Governance Context: A Perspective from Subnational Governments, examining these questions and focusing on the policies and processes that subnational governments are undertaking.


15:00 – 15:10 Welcome and introduction to the session

Ms Elena Moreno, Deputy Minister of Environment, Basque Country, Spain

15:10 – 15:20 Keynote speech:

Mr Jean Lemire, Envoy for Climate Change, Québec, Canada

15:20 – 16:00 Panel: Adaptation and disaster risk financing in a multi-level governance context

  • Presentation of report on adaptation in a multi-level governance context Ms Elisa Sainz de Murieta, Postdoctoral Researcher, BC3 (tbc)
  • African/European regional government representative (tbd)
  • LatAm regional government representative (tbd)
  • Vertical integration in the context of the NAP Process

Ms Angie Dazé, Associate, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation, IISD

  • The Regional Approach to Disaster Risk Financing: Lessons Learned from the Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean (CRAIC) project

Mr. Soenke Kreft, Executive Director, MCII

16:00 – 16:20 Q&A with audience

16:20 – 16:30 Closing remarks


Mr Iñaki Susaeta, Secretary-General Regions4


Ms Sara Kupka, Policy Officer Climate Change, Regions4


December 9, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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