The Academy with EQA organized a national seminar on “Capacity Building for Climate Change Action in Palestine”

The Academy with EQA organized a national seminar on “Capacity Building for Climate Change Action in Palestine”

28 January, 2015

The Academy with Environment Quality Authority EQA organized a National Seminar on Climate Change on January 26-28, 2015, by the ClimaSouth project in Ramallah under the Patronage of H. E. Chairperson of the Environmental Quality Authority, Eng. Adalah Al Attirah.

This event was aiming at raising the level of knowledge and awareness on the subject of climate change at the international and national level and targeting members of the National Committee on Climate Change, stakeholders and country partners.

Also this event was aiming at enabling the Palestinian Authority to improve the management of the climate changes issues by facilitating the dialogue among relevant stakeholders. Structured to raise awareness and train staff on climate actions with the view to make the best use of partner’s supports and successfully envisage medium and long-term strategies to address climate change impacts in the relevant sectors for the country (primarily water & agriculture).

The seminar offered a wide range of presentations covering both adaptation and mitigation issues to all the member of the Climate Change Committee of Palestine, starting with a key session on the science of climate change by Prof Imad Khatib, SG of PALAST and its regional impacts by Prof. J-P van Ypersele from UCL Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research, Louvain la Neuve and  Vice President of the IPCC.

All participants expressed their interest on those topics and shown readiness in exchanging point of views to further achieve concrete progress, including raising the level of interest of Senior policy makers at Government level. The Head of the EQA concluded that ‘Measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change are essential to achieve economic development in Palestine”.


Speakers & Presentations:

Module 1: climate change science and impacts 

Module 2: International process

Module 3: National Communication, capacity building and mainstreaming

Module 4: Low carbon development

Module 5: Adaptation/Resilience to climate change, 


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