05 November 2013 - 07 November 2013
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

SE Asian Socio-economic Scenarios for Climate Change & Food Security Workshop

The meeting in Halong is the first of two workshops and will provide an innovative platform for policy makers, researchers and practitioners to develop possible scenarios on the linkages between food security and climate change not only for the country of Vietnam but also for the South-East Asian region, including Cambodia and Laos.

Expected outcomes of the workshop: Scenarios developed for South East Asia up to 2050 with key regional stakeholders across sectors and disciplines as well as through models - capturing how key socio-economic and governance uncertainties affect food security, environments and livelihoods/wellbeing in the region – and how socio-economic drivers interact with climate change. Use of the scenarios to review and guide agricultural, food security, adaptation and/or mitigation policies, and investments, at the national and regional level (examples are FAO engagement in Northern Viet Nam, CCAFS planning in Cambodia). Use of the scenarios in research projects to test the feasibility of research recommendations including technologies and strategies under different socio-economic/governance futures. A network of regional stakeholders and partners who can use strategic planning tools such as scenarios and back-casting in their own organizations for adaptive governance toward improved food security, environments and livelihoods/wellbeing. The CCAFS South East Asia scenarios process functions as a regional case study to link to global efforts such as the IPCC Shared Socio-economic Pathways.

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