June 2014: ECONADAPT Joint Policy Workshop with the OECD

ECONADAPT held its first policy workshop on Adaptation Financing and Implementation: Putting Priorities into Practice in OECD Countries in collaboration with the OECD, at a meeting at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on the 18-19 June 2014. The workshop included presentations from a range of speakers, including national and local policy makers, the private sector and researchers, and involved around 50 international participants.

Speakers included the OECD, members of the ECONADAPT project team, DG Clima European Commission, UK Government, Federal Environmental Agency Germany, UN Development Programme, European Environment Agency, Agricultural University of Athens (Bank of Greece), Finnish Institute for Environment, IIASA, Consorzio Venezia Nuova and the City of Copenhagen, as well as √Člectricit√© de France, Siemens and the International Finance Corporation. The workshop also included a session to discuss end-user needs and to identify gaps that the project could research, which was facilitated by the ECONADAPT project team.