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Cooperative Research Results Presented at a JICA-ADB Strategic Retreat

September 2, 2010

On August 25 and 26, a strategic retreat between JICA and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was held at the ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines. At the "Bringing Knowledge to Practice" session on climate change adaptation held on the second day, Research Fellow Megumi Muto and the ADB research team who authored the "Economics of Adaptation in Asia" report,  presented the findings of a cooperative research project involving JICA-RI, the World Bank and ADB.

Her presentation, which specifically quantified damage costs caused by climate change and analyzed the impact on the poverty class, was lauded as "operationally-relevant" by the attending ADB officials in charge of risk finance and poverty reduction analysis. 

Also in this session, JICA and ADB held dialogue on the matters to be tackled jointly in terms of future operations of cooperative research activities in climate change adaptation, allowing for beneficial input for both developing countries and donors.

In the discussions for the post-Kyoto Protocol framework on climate change, adaptation issues have been gaining great attention worldwide. JICA has been contributing to these issues through its various activities. Likewise for JICA-RI, Muto who represents the cooperative research project mentioned above, has published the research results of "Impacts of Climate Change upon Asian Coastal Areas: The Case of Metro Manila."

RELATED RESEARCH AREA: Environment and Development / Climate Change

RELATED RESEARCH PROJECT: Impacts of Climate Change upon Asian Coastal Areas

RELATED LINK : "Climate risks and adaptation in Asian coastal megacities: a synthesis resport"

DayAugust 25, 2010(Wed) - August 26, 2010(Thu)
PlaceAsian Development Bank Headquarters
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OrganizerJICA and ADB
LanguageEnglish

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