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Agenda, presentations & photos of the CYPADAPT Workshop on 2-3 November 2011 at Holiday Inn hotel Nicosia

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WORKSHOP
ON ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

«Project Life10 ENV/CY/000723
Development of a National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change
adverse impacts in Cyprus»

2 & 3 November 2011, Holiday Inn, Nicosia

Workshop Chair :  Dr. Theodoulos Mesimeris, Senior
Environment Officer, Department of Environment

Wednesday, 2 Νovember 2011

08.30-09.00 Delegates arrival, Registration  -  Coffee
SESSION A Welcome – Opening of Workshop
09.00-09.25 Welcome addresses:

SESSION B Plenary Session
Part 1 The European Framework for Adaptation to Climate
Change and the Project Life+ CYADAPT
Chair: – Dr. Theodoulos Mesimeris, Senior
Environment Officer, Department of Environment
09:30 – 09:45 Opening presentation

- Dr. Theodoulos Mesimeris, Senior Env. Officer, Department of
Environment

09:45 – 10:00 White Paper on Adaptation to Climate Change

-  Ms. Rosario Bento Pais, Head of Unit, DG CLIMA, Adaptation Unit,
European Commission

10:00 – 10:15 The EC Climate Research Outline – Prepared: enabling
change
-  Dr. Adriana Hulsmann,  DG Environment, Project Coordinator FP7,
European Commission
10:15 – 10:30 Project Life+ CYPADAPT

- Professor Maria Loizidou, National Technical University of Athens
(NTUA)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
Part  2 Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change – General
Chair: Professor Theodoros Panayiotou, Cyprus
International Institute of Management (CIIM)
11:00 – 11:10 Impacts and adaptation to climate change – The
financial aspect
- Professor, Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)
11:10 – 11:20 Evidence of climate change from long observations in
the East Mediterranean region – effects of urbanization
- Dr. Demetra Founda, National Observatory of Athens (NOA),
11:20 – 11:30 Climate change, extreme events and impacts to the
environment and society of the East Mediterranean Region
-  Dr. Christos Giannakopoulos, National Observatory of Athens (NOA)
11:30 – 11:45 Climate change in Cyprus

- Mr Marios Theophilou, Cyprus Meteorological Service, Min. of
Agriculture, Nat Resources &  Environment

11:45 – 12:00 Impacts of climate change in Cyprus

- Dr. Panos Hadjinicolaou, EEWRC, The Cyprus Institute

12:00 – 12:15 The social aspects of the impacts of climate change

- Professor Constantinos Fellas, University of Nicosia

12:15 – 12:30 Climate Change and Public Health: Assessment of the
effects of extreme weather and development of innovative prevention and
mitigation strategies
- Prof. Edna Yamasaki – Patrikiou, University of Nicosia
12:30 – 13:00 Discussion  – Summary of Part 2
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
Part  3 Impacts of climate change and adaptation in the
aspects of  Water, Coasts and Tourism
Chair:

- Dr. Theodoros Zachariades, Ass. Professor, Cyprus University

of Technology: – Dr. Theodoros Zachariades, Ass. Professor,
Cyprus University of Technology

14:00 – 14:20 Climate change : its impacts on water availability
and possible mitigation/adaptation measures
- Prof. Manfred Lange, EEWRC, The Cyprus Institute
14:20 – 14:35 Coping with climate change manifestations on water
and health
- Dr. Konstantinos Makris, Cyprus International Institute for
Environmental and Public Health – Harvard School of Public Health, Cyprus University of Technology
14:35 – 14:45 Blue and green water use in crop production in
Cyprus; exploring pathways towards climate change adaptation,
- Dr. Adriana Bruggeman, EEWRC, The Cyprus Institute
14:45 – 14:55 How can the water footprint contribute to the
development of a national strategy for the adaptation to climate
change
- Mr. Christos Zoumides, Cyprus University of Technology
14:55 – 15:05 The cost of rareness of drinking water due to climate
change
- Dr. Theodoros Zachariades, Ass. Professor, Cyprus University of
Technology
15:05 – 15:15 CYCOFOS και ΒΥΤΗΟΣ, the Cyprus coastal and ocean
forecasting and observatory system ήρησης, και and
advance systems for managing marine data- Mr. Andreas Nicolaidies, Oceanographic Centre, University of Cyprus
15:15 – 15:30 Climate change impacts on temperature and salinity in
the Eastern Mediterranean, Levantine basin
- Dr Yianna Samuel-Rhoads, Oceanographic Centre, University of
Cyprus
15:30 – 15:40 The adaptation on the coastal – urban environment to
the climate change
 
- Mr Antonis Toumazis, Consultant Engineer
15:40 – 15:50 The impact of climate change on water use in the
tourism sector: adaptation
 
- Mrs. Katerina Charalambous, EEWRC,The Cyprus Institute
15:50 – 16:00 Discussion – Summary of Part 3
16:00 – 16:20 Coffee Break
Part  4 Impacts of climate change and Adaptation on
Biodiversity, Agriculture and Forests
Chair: Dr. Costas Kadis, University of Frederick
16:20 – 16:35 Climate change Impact and Adaptation on Cyprus
Biodiversity
- Dr. Costas Kadis, University of Frederick
16:35 – 16:50 Desertification,  water scarcity and drough in Cyprus

- Ms Marina Xenofontos, Environment Officer, Dep of Environment, Min. of
Agriculture, Nat Resources &  Environment

16:50 – 17:00 Climate change and Sea Biodiversity in Mediteranean

- Dr. Marina Argyrou, Senior Officer Dept. of Fisheries and Marine
Research

17:00 – 17:10 The role of Agriculture Research Institute in adaptation of the Cyprus agriculture to climate change

- Dr. Polycarbos Polycarpou, Agricultural Research Institute, Min. of
Agriculture, Nat Resources & Environment

17:10 – 17:20 Adaptation on Cyprus forests to climate change

- Dr Andreas Christou, Forest Deparment, Min. of Agriculture, Nat
Resources & Environment

17:20 – 17:35 Effect of Climate Change on Emerging Natural Toxins
in Plants and Seafood
- Dr. Eleni Ioannou – Kakouri, Chief Chemist, State General Laboratory,
Ministry of Health
17:35 – 17:50 Climate Change Adaptation on Wildlife and Ecosystems

- Dr Claire Papazoglou, The Cyprus Wild Birdlife Association

17:50 – 18:00 Discussion – Summary of Part 4
Thursday, 3 November 2011
08:00 – 08:30 Registration – Coffee
Part  5 Development of the national strategy  on adaptation
to climate change
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and aims of Day 2
09:00 – 09:30 Splitting into Working Groups:

Group Α: How
could the technological research contribute on the policy development on
Adaptation to climatechange

Chair: Prof. Maria Loizidou, National Technical University of
Athens (NTUA)

Group Β: Design, implementation and monitoring of the
National Strategy on Adaptation to climate change

Chair: – Dr. Theodoulos Mesimeris, Senior Env. Officer, Dept. of
Environment

Group C: Adaptation at a proposed priority issue for the
informal meeting of the Ministers of Environmentduring the Cyprus Presidency of the European Council

Chairs: – Ms Irene Constantinou, Environment Officer A’, Dept. of
Environment  and Mr Kyriakos Psychas,Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece

09:30 – 11:00 Discussion in the Working Groups
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Feedback on conclusions from the Working Groups in a
plenary session and Closing

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