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Development and Climate Days at COP 16

4-5 December 2010 | Cancún, Mexico

A view of the venue (photo courtesy of the Cancún Caribe Park Royal Grand Hotel)
A view of the venue (photo courtesy of the Cancún Caribe Park Royal Grand Hotel).
The “Development and Climate Days” special event has been a feature of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) for several years. At COP 16, the event as held from 4-5 December at the Cancún Caribe Park Royal Grand in Cancún, Mexico. The 2010 event focussed on supporting the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge by practitioners and researchers from developing countries. The event included sessions on low-carbon growth and development cooperation; community-based institutions and adaptation; adaptation planning and evaluation; financing adaptation and climate-compatible development. communicating climate change; lessons from fair-trade; and climate change and forced migration. As well as the formal presentations and discussions, the event also provided opportunities for networking and hosted a film festival. 

Development and Climate Days is organized by:
*International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED);
*Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS);
*Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC);
*Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI);
*International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD); and
*Ring Alliance of Policy Research Organizations.

Sponsors and supporters of the 2010 event include:
*Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD);
*United Nations University;
*Bread for the World;
*Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN);
*Comic Relief;
*Fairtrade Foundation;
*UK Department for International Development (DfID); and
*IDRC.
Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), served as master of ceremonies for the first day’s events.
In the session on adaptation planning, Javier Gonzales Iwanciw, Nur University, Bolivia, presented on integrative approaches to adaptation and mainstreaming into sector programmes in Bolivia.
Atiq Rahman, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), chaired the session on the role of community-based institutions in adaptation.
Bettie Luwuge, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, during the session on communicating climate change.
Mike Shanahan, IIED, facilitated an interactive session on communicating climate change.
Balgis Osman Elasha, African Development Bank.
Development and Climate Days participants during the interactive session on communicating climate change.
Session on climate change and forced migration. This session was organized by Bread for the World and the United Nations University (UNU), and reflected on the impacts of climate change on migration patterns. L-R: Koko Warner, UNU; Sophia Wirshing, Bread for the World; Daniel Schensul, UNFPA; and Peter Emberson, Pacific Conference of Churches.
Celine Herweijer, CDKN.
Hassan Mahmood, Minister for Environment and Forests, Bangladesh, said Bangladesh is the most vulnerable country in relation to climate change.
Saleemul Huq, IIED, who acted as master of ceremonies on the second day.
Participants during the meeting.
Celine Herweijer’s presentation.
Participants during the discussion.

Participants during the film festival.
Participants during a break.
Participants during the reception.
View from the venue.
Related Links
Event resources
*Event website
*Event draft programme
*Development and Climate Days Annual Film Festival

UNFCCC resources
*Cancún Climate Change Conference website
*Cancún Climate Change Conference overview schedule
*Cancún Climate Change Conference programme
*Cancún Climate Change Conference conference documents
*Cancún Climate Change Conference side events and exhibits
*Climate Change meetings archive

General resources
*Host country website
*Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change


IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Cancún Climate Change Conference, 29 November - 10 December 2010, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Cancún Climate Change Conference, 29 November - 10 December 2010, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of the Cancún Global Business Day, 6 December 2010, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of the Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010, 4 December 2010, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of the Oceans Day at Cancún, 4 December 2010, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Thirty-second Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 11-14 October 2010, Busan, Republic of Korea (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Tianjin Climate Change Talks - October 2010, 4-9 October 2010, Tianjin, China
*IISD RS coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Talks - August 2010, 2-6 August 2010, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Talks - May/June 2010, 31 May - 11 June 2010, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Bonn Climate Change Talks - April 2010, 9-11 April 2010, Bonn, Germany (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, 7-19 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, 7-19 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
*IISD RS summary report of the Development and Climate Days at COP 15, 11-14 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Barcelona Climate Change Talks 2009, 2-6 November 2009, Barcelona, Spain
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks 2009, 2-6 November 2009, Barcelona, Spain
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Thirty-first Session of the IPCC, 26-29 October 2009, Bali, Indonesia (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the UNFCCC Technical Workshop on Advancing the Integration of Approaches to Adaptation Planning, 2-14 October 2009, UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand
*IISD RS coverage of the Bangkok Climate Change Talks - 2009, 28 September - 9 October 2009, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand
*IISD RS coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Talks - August 2009, 10-14 August 2009, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Talks - June 2009, 1-12 June 2009, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Bonn Climate Change Talks - June 2009, 1-12 June 2009, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Thirtieth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 21-23 April 2009, Antalya, Turkey (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Thirtieth Session of the IPCC, 21-23 April 2009, Antalya, Turkey (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Talks - March/April 2009, 29 March - 8 April 2009, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS summary report of the UNFCCC Workshop on Integrating Practices, Tools and Systems for Climate Risk Assessment and Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies into National Policies and Programmes, 10-12 March 2009, Havana, Cuba (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Climate Change Conference - Poznań, 1-12 December 2008, Poznań, Poland
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Poznań Climate Change Conference, 1-12 December 2008, Poznań, Poland
*IISD RS coverage of the Development and Climate Days at UNFCCC COP 14, 6-7 December 2008, Poznań, Poland
*IISD RS archive of meetings on climate change, and backgrounder
*Climate-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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