Development and Climate Days

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Innovative approaches, incisive dialogue for climate-smart development

At Polonia Palace Hotel external external during UNFCCC COP 19 – Warsaw, Poland

16–17 November 2013

 

An event you don’t want to miss
D&C Days 2013 aims to align adaptation experiences of practitioners with policy maker perceptions. OnSaturday 16 November participatory sessions with a high level panel, mind opening game session, a world café, and more will be jointly facilitated by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Global Environment Facility (GEF): from the field experiences into policies and vice versa.
A full day of fun and serious games will follow on Sunday 17 November, jointly facilitated with International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED): veni, vidi, vici!
 
D&C Days 2013:  Innovative approaches, incisive dialogue on climate-smart development
We are all “learning by doing” – gaining a more practical understanding of climate risks and the mainstreaming of climate-smart approaches in all sectors and at all levels, with appropriate financing mechanisms to boost the resilience of, in particular, the world’s most vulnerable people. That learning process and the ways we organize support in the UNFCCC and related policy processes still require us to build bridges between negotiators and policy-makers, knowledge centres and practitioners.  
Background
This year is 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Poland and the eleventh session of the accompanying D&C Days – a COP fringe event initiated by Saleemul Huq of the IIED in New Delhi. Over the years, D&C Days have brought together policy-makers, scientists and development practitioners, to debate the central theme of climate change adaptation (CCA). CCA in 2002, was only marginal to the overall climate negotiations. Since, however, adaptation has become a key issue, not only in the UNFCCC itself, but also in plans, policies and programmes worldwide. 
An event you don’t want to miss
 
D&C Days 2013 aims to align adaptation experiences of practitioners with policy-makers' perceptions.

On Saturday 16 November participatory sessions with a high-level panel, mind-opening game session, a world café and more will be jointly facilitated by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Global Environment Facility (GEF): from field experience into policy and vice versa.
 
A full day of fun and serious games with a focus on UNFCCC Article 6 external will follow on Sunday 17 November.

This day's programme will be jointly facilitated by the Climate Centre and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED external), whose Climate Change Group external works with policy and research partners to help the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries achieve climate resilience and development.
 
Innovative approaches, incisive dialogue on climate-smart development
 
We are all “learning by doing” – gaining a more practical understanding of climate risks and the mainstreaming of climate-smart approaches in all sectors and at all levels, with appropriate financing mechanisms to boost the resilience of, in particular, the world’s most vulnerable people.

That learning process and the ways we organize support in the UNFCCC and related policy processes still require us to build bridges between negotiators and policy-makers, knowledge centres and practitioners.  
 
Background
 
This year in Poland is the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, and the eleventh session of the accompanying D&C Days – a COP fringe event initiated by Saleemul Huq of the IIED in New Delhi in 2002.

Over the years, D&C Days have brought together policy-makers, scientists and development practitioners, to debate the central theme of climate change adaptation (CCA). (See below for more on last year's 10th anniversary D&C Days external at COP18 in Qatar.)

In 2002, CCA was only marginal to the overall climate negotiations. Since then, however, adaptation has become a key issue, not only in the UNFCCC itself but also in plans, policies and programmes worldwide. 
 
As part of a clinic from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies external, Beatriz Zavariz, Verner Wilson III and Rex Barrer are interning with the Climate Centre. Yale Students are supporting the Red Cross Red Crescent in their work during COP 19 and one of their side-events, Development and Climate Days. Here's a blog from Beatriz..
 
And you can do the special D&C Days crossword puzzle here (pdf, 604 kB).
 
  • Find out more about D&C Days 2013: the programme (pdf, 2 MB)
  • Unfortunately our registration is no longer open due to full capacity. Please do visit us at the event if you are interested but notice that participation will first be given to those who registered. 
  • Venue information: Polonia Palace Hotel external external, Address: Al. Jerozolimskie 45 00-692 Warsaw, Poland 

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‘Development and Climate Days’
at UNFCCC COP 18
Innovative approaches, incisive dialogue for climate-smart development
             Doha, Qatar - 1 & 2 December 2012               

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With the latest round of UN climate talks now into their second week in the Qatar capital, Doha, delegates were looking back on a highly successful10th anniversary Development and Climate Days fringe event, with excellent coverage and photo streams external external from ENB.

The D&C Days event was also tweeted by the Climate Centre in real time here, @DevClimDays, and blogged external external by Mairi Dupar – global public affairs coordinator of the UK-based Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

D&C Days, which opened on Saturday morning with a “speed-networking” ice-breaker, focused on “innovative approaches and incisive dialogue for climate-smart development.”

Among the special educational games external external played was one that encouraged participants to think about the use of early-warning information in development decisions, then four groups worked on integrating climate services into development, addressing social exclusion, climate financing external external, and loss and damage.

The two-day event is the fruit of a partnership between the Climate Centre, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and CDKN.

It was begun by the IIED's Saleemul Huq at COP8 in New Delhi in 2002, and gathers policy-makers, scientists and development practitioners to debate the key theme of climate change adaptation that was then marginal to the main climate negotiations.

Adaptation has now become a key issue, however, not only in the UNFCCC itself but also in major plans, policies and programmes worldwide.

On Sunday morning in Doha there was a higher than expected turnout at the D&C Days Beyond the Film Festival external external  – a thought-provoking selection of shorts, illustrating how different film-making techniques might spur action on climate change.

All 195 parties to the UNFCCC are attending COP18 external external  in Doha, where they are reviewing the implementation of the convention and trying to promote its effective implementation.

The meeting ends Friday 7 December.

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