Integrating Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation into Development Planning (CCMAP)

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Bhutan Science-Policy Dialogue, Thimphu, 19-20 August 2010

Integrating Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation into Development Planning (CCMAP) project

Funded by the European Commission with co-support from UNEP and USAID
In partnership with WMO, IPCC, UNEP, University of Dar es Salaam, University of Ghana, and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies

The need to integrate climate change adaptation into development planning is becoming increasingly urgent. However, lack of awareness or understanding of key issues around vulnerability and adaptation and the scarcity of sector- and location-specific knowledge can inhibit much needed action. In an effort to address these obstacles, START in partnership with the WMO, UNEP, IPCC, the University of Ghana, the University of Dar es Salaam, and the Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies is engaging scientists, policy makers and others in national science-policy dialogues across West Africa, East Africa and South Asia. The purpose of the dialogues is to enable decision-makers to better integrate climate change issues in development planning and poverty reduction measures. Science-policy dialogues were recently convened in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan.

In addition to convening national science-policy dialogues, the partners in this project are engaging city-based teams in 9 cities across West Africa, East Africa, and South Asia in an assessment of climate change risks to urban and peri-urban agriculture.

For more information, contact Jon Padgham,



Ghana Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 19-21 October 2009 in Legon, Ghana
Tanzania Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 20-22 January 2010 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Bangladesh Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 9-11 February 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nigeria Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 23-25 February 2010 in Ibadan, Nigeria
Senegal Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 12-14 April 2010 in Dakar, Senegal
Nepal Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 16-17 August 2010 in Katmandu, Nepal
Bhutan Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 19-20 August 2010 in Thimphu, Bhutan
Rwanda Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 14-15 October 2010 in Kigali, Rwanda
Burundi Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 18-19 October 2010 in Bujumbura, Burundi
Niger Science-Policy Dialogue Final Report, 4-5 November 2010 in Sadoré, Niger

Last Updated on January 8th, 2016