A three-day United Nations-sponsored workshop has concluded after participants exchanged information and policy recommendations on climate change adaptation measures.

Some 150 experts from developed and developing nations, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) gathered in Rome from 10-12 September to share their experiences in adaptation planning in the fields of agriculture and food security, water resources, coastal zones and health.

“The impacts of climate change – such as changes in temperature and rainfall, increasing sea level and more frequent extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods – already have the potential to affect most of the world’s countries and can lead to tremendous losses in human lives and economic productivity,” said Roberto Acosta, Coordinator of the Adaptation, Technology and Science Programme of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.


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