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I. INTRODUCTION The Coral Triangle Initiative’s (CTI) Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) identifies two targets and six actions toward accomplishing one of its five goals, specifically Goal 4 which aims for Climate Change Adaptation Measures Achieved in the region. The CTI Regional Priority Actions and Coordination Workshop in May 2010 resulted in a consensus to focus on three actions initially, all under Target 1, as follows: Goal 4, Target 1. Region-wide Early Action Plan (REAP) for Climate Change Adaption (CCA) for the near-shore marine and coastal environment and small islands ecosystems developed and implemented • Action 1: Identify the most important and immediate adaptation measures that should be taken across all Coral Triangle (CT) countries, based primarily on analyses using existing models. • Action 3: Complete and implement CCA-REAP. • Action 4: Conduct capacity-needs assessments and develop capacity building programs on CCA measures. The first activity agreed to, addressing Action 3 and 4 above, was a Climate Change/CCA Policy Regional Exchange that would compile an inventory of policies, initiatives, and projects from each of the six Coral Triangle (CT6) countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste) in order to begin a) the development of a CCA-REAP, and b) collaboration on CCA policy and capacity building by finding common ground where the CTI can stand together on policy issues in regional and global forums, and work toward shared solutions. Indonesia agreed to host this first CCA Regional Policy Exchange, and the US CTI Support Program assisted it. The three-day (Oct 21-23, 2010) Regional Exchange on Policy and Action Planning for CCA in the CT6 was held in Ancol, North Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop brought together representatives from the CT6 who are engaged in climate change treaty negotiations on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and coastal managers who will be responsible for delivering programs that help communities and countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. Invited participants included a small group to facilitate efficiency in developing the desired workshop products, consisting of representatives from the CT6 countries involved in the UNFCCC negotiations, members of the National Coordinating Committees (NCCs) tasked with climate change concerns, and technical experts.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES This Regional Exchange was designed and conducted to achieve the following objectives: • Share information on the climate change and coastal management (adaptation) policy context between the CT6 countries in order to define common ground for collective actions, particularly to identify and craft messages for a CTI Ministerial Communiqué on CCA for the 16th session of UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP 16) scheduled for NovemberDecember 2010 in Cancun, Mexico. • Identify the objectives, approaches, financing and framework for a CTI CCA-REAP that includes capacity building, financing, and adaptation actions, to be presented to the CTI Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) for review, approval and further development. 7 Regional Policy and Action Planning for Climate Change Adaptation in the Coral Triangle Countries

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Regional Exchange on Policy and Action Planning for Climate Change Adaptation  

Report from a regional exchange where 25 representatives from the Coral Triangle Countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippi...

Regional Exchange on Policy and Action Planning for Climate Change Adaptation  

Report from a regional exchange where 25 representatives from the Coral Triangle Countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippi...

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