At the international level, there is a widespread recognition of the key role of capacity building for successful climate change adaptation and mitigation process. Capacity Building is explicitly mentioned within several UNFCCC instruments, including Article 11 of the Paris Agreement. Yet, despite the popularity of the concept, relatively little knowledge and information is available that clearly demonstrates the value, challenges and needs of effective and sustainable capacity development for climate change, especially in developing countries.
Therefore, this session brings together experts, stakeholders and scientist to discuss different aspects of capacity building for climate change considering the personal, technical and institutional capacities with focus on capacity building challenges in developing countries and in the most vulnerable regions to natural disasters.
Keywords: Capacity building for climate change mitigation and adaptation, natural resources management