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DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE DAYS AT UNFCCC COP 13

8-9 December 2007, Bali Indonesia

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The entrance to the venue
 

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Highlights for Saturday, 8 December 2007

The “Development and Climate Days at COP13” event took place at the Conrad Hotel in Nua Dusa, Bali from 8-9 December 2007. The event was organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and the RING Alliance of Policy Research Organizations. The event was held in parallel with the thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the third Meeting of the Parties to its Kyoto Protocol taking place in Bali from 3-14 December 2007.

The event is held in the context of a growing call for knowledge sharing on the links between climate change, development and poverty. The purpose is to provide a platform for individuals and organizations working on the issues of development and climate change to exchange experiences, discuss challenges and emerging ideas on reducing the vulnerability of those who are and will be experiencing adverse effects from climate change in developing countries. 

Saturday, 8 December, included sessions on: disaster risk reduction and extreme events; cities; health; and a high profile panel discussion on high level financing to meet national needs.

The conference room.

Saleem Huq, IIED, identified the Development and Climate Days as a useful entry point for enhancing the understanding of the nexus between development and climate change and emphasized synergies between mitigation and adaptation for addressing climate change. Madeleen Helmer, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre

Disaster Reduction/Extreme events Panel. From left to right Molly Hellmuth, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, Pablo Suarez, Red Cross/Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre, Bruno Haghebaert, Pro Vention Consortium, Switzerland, John Harding, World Bank, Clement Kalonga, Action Aid, Sreeja Nair, The Energy and Resources Institute TERI.

Sreeja Nair, The Energy and Resources Institute TERI

Molly Hellmuth, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, highlighted a new initiative: “A partnership to save lives” between her organization and the International Federation of the Red Cross.

John Harding, World Bank

Clement Kalonga, Action Aid Bruno Haghebaert, Pro Vention Consortium, Switzerland, recommended climate change and disaster risk assessment synergies, by sharing experiences, tools and methods. Marcus Moench, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition


The Conrad Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali.

Cities Panel. Left to right: Sonia Fadrigo, Homeless Peoples Federation, Philippines, Jocelyn Cantoria, Homeless Peoples Federation, Philippines, Mihir Bhatt, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, Cynthia Awour, Africa Centre for Technology Studies, (ACTS), Thomas Tanner, Institute of Development Studies, UK, Pierre Mukheibir, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Participants conversing during a break.

Health Panel. Fatima Denton, International Development Research Centre, Kristie Ebi, IPCC, Alexander von Hilderbrand, WHO, Jonathan Patz, University of Wisconsin, USA, Pablo Suarez, Red Cross/Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre.

George Kasali, Energy Environmental Concerns for Zambia. Dago Tshering, Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Bhutan. Euster Kibona, Environmental Protection and Management Services, Tanzania.

Panel on High Level Financing to meet National Needs. Left to right: Maria Mutagamba, Minster of State for Water, Uganda, Ian Noble, World Bank, Fatou Gaye, Dept. of Livestock Services, Gambia, Antonio Hill, Oxfam International, Effendy Sumardja, UNDP, Melanie Speight, DFID, Håkan Björkman, UNDP.


Fatou Gaye, , Dept. of Livestock Services, Gambia, said projects which are developed with proven additionality are more likely to get financed. Maria Mutagamba, Minster of State for Water, responding to how national policies can support adaptation, emphasized that governments have to realize that climate change cannot be tackled through fragmented policies, and financing for adaptation should be incorporated into a country’s budget framework.

The next generation presented the results of an international video contest.

 

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