Development and Climate Days are critical for people interested in learning about the latest in climate change and international development and for building contacts with key policymakers, researchers and negotiators from around the world. Please register to participate in this event.
Negotiators from nearly 200 governments are in Durban, South Africa for crucial talks towards a new global agreement on how to tackle climate change. The fate of the Kyoto protocol – the only agreement that legally binds countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases – hangs in the balance, as its first commitment period expires in 2012.
We're pleased to announce that Ripples, a film about climate change and disaster management in Bangladesh, by Soren Vestergaard Neilsen, for RDRS Bangladesh was the winner of our Development and Climate film competition.
Development and Climate Days is an annual event held during the UNFCCC Conference of Parties. The events offer formal presentations of work on climate change, and opportunity to network, share literature, and showcase video.
Preparations are well under way for the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) to be held in Cancún, Mexico. We will be running the Development and Climate Days event again this year which has been a feature of the UNFCCC negotiations since 2002.
The film festival that made up part of last year's event was a particular highlight. The short films shown during last year's four day event represented the work of amateur and independent film-makers from over 50 countries.