The Eighth LAS-Japan-UNDP Policy Roundtable: Building Resilience to Climate Disasters and the Road to COP27
Following the success of the first Arab-Japan Political Dialogue in September 2017, the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Government of Japan, in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched a series of Policy Roundtables in September 2019 aiming at establishing a policy dialogue platform to discuss common development priorities and concerns, and explore policies and solutions to support the Arab region.
The 8th LAS-Japan-UNDP Policy Roundtable will be held on 28th of July and will focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) with special focus on climate induced disasters and COP27. Climate change is the world’s largest challenge which threatens to exacerbate disaster risks with implications to peace and security.
The Policy Roundtable will bring together policy makers, development experts, and other stakeholders from the LAS, its member states, Arab agencies, Japan, UN and other international partners to explore the emerging disaster risks from climate change to the region and identify means and best practices for building resilience to climate disasters, including integration of climate change adaptation (CCA) and DRR actions into crisis response and recovery processes. The roundtable will help identify ways to take the integrated approaches of CCA and DRR to manage the growing risks from climate disasters with clear co-benefits to SDG implementation including poverty reduction, food security, water access, displacement, migration, inequality, and human security.
The 8th Policy Roundtable will contribute to implementation of the Arab Strategy for DRR 2030, and be convened with support from the UNDP-UNDRR joint regional workplan 2022-2023 under the Statement of Intent.
28 July, 2022