CBA8 highlights – day four

Article, 30 April 2014
The fourth and final day of the 8th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8), hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development in Kathmandu on 30 April, was dominated by the launch of the Kathmandu Declaration.

Participants at CBA8 listen to speakers addressing the latest issues related to financing local adaptation (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

Over 400 participants from more than 60 countries are attending the event, which aims to explore the latest developments in community-based adaptation financing, planning and best practices.

The fourth day saw a session on "Moving the agenda forward" for CBA, which saw IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq announce that CBA9 would be held in Kenya, precede the closing ceremony.

This featured IIED director Camilla Toulmin, special guest Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Prakash Man Singh, deputy prime minister of the Nepal government. The conference concluded with the Kathmandu Declaration, which saw delegates release a declaration that calls for a radical shift in flows of finance to ensure the most vulnerable communities can adapt to climate change. Read the full declaration and recommendations.

A detailed round-up of the final day of the conference, including questions and views expressed by delegates, photos, videos of the conference activities and more, is available in the Storify format, or you can scroll through below.  

Further coverage

  • A round-up, including participant views, experiences and photos, from the three days of pre-conference CBA8 field trips

  • A round-up of the highlights, including discussion and debate, views and videos, from the first day of the CBA8 conference

  • A round-up of the highlights, including questions, opinions and photos, from the second day of the CBA8 conference

  • A round-up of the highlights, including discussion and news from behind the scenes, from the the third day of the CBA conference

  • View a gallery of photos from CBA8 on Flickr

  • Check the programme of events to help you iidentify the sessions you are most interested in

  • Watch a playlist of video daily updates with IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq

  • Watch a playlist of video interviews with conference session facilitators and delegates

  • See a collection of Vines (short six-second videos) showing behind the scenes at CBA8

  • Watch a playlist of the films submitted by CBA8 participants that were screened for fellow delegates at the conference

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