Development and Climate Days COP16
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.
Update: A summary report along with photographs from the event is available on the IISD Reporting Services website
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:
Low carbon growth and
Communicating climate change
Lessons from fairtrade
Climate change and
Financing adaptation and climate
8.30am to 17.00 with an evening reception on Sunday 5th December until 19.00.