Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

Development and Climate Days

Logo for D&C Days 2019, strapline reads Global ambition, Local action, Climate resistance for all #DCdays19

Find here the key messages from D&C days 2019, that took place on the 8th of December, alongside COP25. There is also a summary of the event that includes links to a variety of multimedia materials. 


At COP 26 in 2020, the world expects to hear how nations will meet their Paris commitments. In preparation, this year’s D&C Days will explore the ambitious actions and transformational systems that countries are using or need to do this.

At D&C Days we share learning experiences by engaging, being productive and having fun. The dynamic format encourages dialogue on a range of issues that link policy, knowledge and practice. Innovative approaches encourage participants to interact, challenge existing thinking and generate new ideas, leaving no one behind.

We welcome everyone at the frontline of sustainable development and climate agendas to join us at D&C Days, including practitioners, NGOs, grassroot organisation representatives, national climate leaders and policymakers at all levels. 

If you have previously registered for Chile your ticket will be cancelled and you must register for Sunday 8 December. If you are unable to make it to D&C Days in Madrid there will be ways for you to follow the event online. We will be in touch with more information.

Our themes
The 17th annual D&C Days carried forward conversations from the event ‘Building a Resilient Future’ held at the UN Climate Summit, further developing the five themes:

  • Building resilient food and agriculture systems
  • Early warning, early action to leave no one behind
  • Financing a resilient future
  • Establishing resilient cities, infrastructure and energy systems
  • Working with nature to build resilience - follow along with this theme online!

Download the full programme here.

About the organizers

This year’s event is organised by a partnership of the Climate Centre, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), EIT Climate-KIC, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the Global Resilience Partnership, the International Development Research Centre, United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the V20/G20 InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance

With contributions from: Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Resources Institute, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Mercy Corps, and NAP Global Network


Held each year alongside the UN COP talks, D&C Days is developing as a strategic platform for partners aiming to influence the global ambitions on climate.

D&C Days started in 2002 and has since become a popular part of COPs, providing an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and negotiators to meet informally for honest and open discussions on news, ideas and solutions on climate and development.


If you have any questions about attending, please email us at this address: