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.
Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) aims and accomplishments. COP 15 D&C days takes place from 11 to 14 December at the D R Byen, Copenhagen. The event provides opportunities to share information on negotiations and development adaptation issues.
Deforestation is a global issue. Beyond its destructive impacts on biodiversity and the livelihoods of forest-dependent people, it is a major driver of climate change and accounts for roughly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. REDD — 'reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation' — could offer a way forward, as IIED's growing body of REDD research and reports reflects.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has instigated several funding mechanisms in an attempt to meet adaptation needs in developing countries, however these funds have been heavily criticised by both the development and academic communities for being both fiscally and technically inadequate.