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Global workshop on Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Transboundary Basins

29 - 30 April 2019

Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The global workshop on ecosystem-based adaptation will take place on 29-30 April 2019 in Geneva, starting at 10 a.m. on 29 April and ending at 6.00 p.m. on 30 April. The workshop will have the following objectives:

  • analyse the value, limits and conditions for ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA);
  • discuss how EbA can particularly help in transboundary basins, as a low or no regret measure;
  • share good practices, experiences and lessons learned with EbA from basins around the world;
  • provide the participants with initial tools for EbA through interactive exercises and case studies.

The global workshop will be followed by the tenth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate, which will be held on 1 May 2019 in Geneva. The working languages of the workshop will be English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Eligible participants from countries with economies in transition and developing countries may apply for financial support to facilitate their participation in the workshop. Requests for financial support using the financial support form should be submitted to the UNECE secretariat (mayola.lidome@un.org) as soon as possible, but not later than 18 March 2019.

Participants requiring entry visas should inform the UNECE secretariat as soon as possible. Since Switzerland is part of the Schengen Zone, obtaining a visa might take up to 5 weeks. Participants needing a visa are therefore requested to submit their application as soon as possible and initiate visa procedures at least four weeks before the workshop.

In accordance with United Nations accreditation procedures, participants are requested to register by 22 April 2019 by clicking on this link. Kindly use for browser either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer when making your online registration. The workshop is open to experts representing governmental authorities, the private sector, non-governmental and international organizations as well as other interested stakeholders.

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