Development and Climate Days COP16

13 October 2010

Development and Climate Days is an annual event held during the UNFCCC Conference of Parties and organised by IIED in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Regional and International Networking Group (RING). These two day events involve formal presentations of work on adaptation to climate change, and climate change as a development challenge. It also creates a platform of networking, provides opportunities to disseminate relevant literature and reports, and to showcase videos of community based adaptation innovative work.

IISD Reporting ServicesUpdate: A summary report along with photographs from the event is available on the IISD Reporting Services website

 

Date: Saturday, 4 December, 2010 - Sunday, 5 December, 2010
Location: Cancun, Mexico

2010 Development and Climate Days event took place from 4 to 5 December at the Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand in Cancun Mexico. As in the past years, this event involved formal presentation of work on adaptation to climate change, and climate change as a development challenge. It also created a platform of networking opportunities; provided opportunities to disseminate relevant literature and reports and to showcase videos of community based adaptation innovative work.

The focus of the event at COP16 was on supporting the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge by practitioners and researchers from developing countries. This is in recognition of the challenges that developing country researchers face in funding research and publicising research findings; in response to the need to ensure that evidence from the global south is included in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other assessments; and, with the intention of questioning the norms of what is considered 'valid' knowledge to inform policy.

The two day programme included the following sessions:

Day One:
Low carbon growth and
development cooperation
Community-based institutions
and adaptation
Adaptation planning
Communicating climate change

Day Two:
Lessons from fairtrade
Evaluating adaptation
Climate change and
forced migration
Financing adaptation and climate
compatible development

8.30am to 17.00 with an evening reception on Sunday 5th December until 19.00.

Download a draft programme as PDF.

As in previous years, a film festival ran in parallel to Development and Climate Days. More information and film submission details.
 

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