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Development & Climate Days and
Adaptation Practitioners Days

1-2 December 2012 | Doha, Qatar

Daily Web Coverage - Introduction | Sat, 1 Dec | Sun, 2 Dec | Summary  
Development and Climate Days and Adaptation Practitioners Days
Summary Highlights for the Meetings
Saleemul Huq, IIED, holding the Development and Climate Days 10th Anniversary cake.
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Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) and Adaptation Practitioners Days (APD) at COP 18 opened at the Ezdan Hotel and Suites in Doha, on Saturday, 1 December 2012. The two events are held in conjunction this year, with the main D&C events held on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, and APD events held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

The D&C Days event is focused on innovative approaches and incisive dialogue for climate-smart development. It opened in the morning with a "speed-networking" session for participants, followed by a "D&C game" to encourage participants to think about the cost, value, and use of early warning information in development decisions. This was followed by four sub-groups on integrating climate services into climate-smart development; mechanisms of social exclusion and how to address them; climate financing at the sub-national level; and loss and damage.

APD focused on bringing the experience of concrete adaptation actions from the field, to address the question "what is adaptation in practice". The event opened in the afternoon with introductory remarks from the organizers, sponsors and representatives from other international organisations, followed by two parallel sessions on "Adaptation in Africa and the Middle East" and "Adaptation in Asia".

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Welcome and Introductory Session
Saleemul Huq, IIED
Sam Bickersteth, CDKN

Maarten van Aalst, Climate Centre
Bonizella Biagini, GEF

Kyosuke Inada, JICA
Participants during the opening session

Development and Climate Days
The Marketplace - Part I
"Speed networking"
Madeleen Helmer, Climate Centre

Climate, Disasters and Development – Innovative Learning and Dialogue Session
In the "D&C game" each table represents a continent or region in which a trio of actors – national decision makers, provincial governments and donors – have to make decisions on whether to invest some of their allocated resources (beans) in disaster preparedness. At each round, the roll of the dice determines whether a player is affected by flooding, and new unexpected elements (such as climate change impacts) are introduced as the game advances. Players use beans to pay for disaster preparedness and risk reduction, or damages. The ‘winner’ is the actor who retains as many beans as possible at the end of the game to support development, while losers hold the largest number of red stones (humanitarian crises). For more information, please visit: http://www.climatecentre.org/site/development-and-climate-days.
Pablo Suarez introducing the D&C game.
“It’s all about working out the probability of a disaster,” said Ruth Mitei (third from right), admitting
that her recent participation in a scenarios workshop helped make the right decisions and win the game.
“Access to information and climate services is the answer,” said Arame Tall (left), who said investing in the “transparent cup” representing meteorological information and early warning (it allowed participants at the table to see which way the dice falls) was key to making the right decisions.
“Early preparedness and adaptation didn’t keep me safe from a crisis. Maybe with a transparent cup I would have been able to make more informed risk calculations.”
“Decision makers are dealing with these situations all the time!”, concluded one participant.

Adaptation Practitioners Days
Naoko Ishii, CEO, GEF
Daniele Violetti, Chief of Staff, UNFCCC
Richard Muyungi, Chair, UNFCCC SBSTA
Mary Barton-Dock, World Bank
Bonizella Biagini, GEF
Yannick Glemarec, UNDP
Keith Alverson, UNEP
Gottfried Gemmingen, Germany
Alexander Müller, FAO
Tapugao Falefou, Tuvalu
(L-R): Mary Barton-Dock, World Bank; Naoko
Ishii
, CEO, GEF; and Alexander Müller, FAO
Pa Ousman Jarju, The Gambia

Adaptation and Practice - Africa, Latin America, and Asia
Panel (L-R): Mathewos Hunde, Ethiopia; Bonizella Biagini, GEF; Aloysius Kamperewera, Malawi; and Pa Ousman Jarju, The Gambia

Adaptation Practitioners Days (APD) opened for the second and final day on Sunday morning, 2 December 2012, with two parallel sessions on Adaptation Actions in Food Security and Water Resources Management, and Adaptation in Disaster Risk Management, Coastal Zone Management and Health. Developing country participants presented their experiences with implementing projects funded by the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF) in these sessions.

Following the closure of APD at 1.05 pm the Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) reconvened for the final four sessions. In an opening plenary session, facilitators of four working groups held on Saturday made brief presentations on questions and insights on climate smart development. This was followed by a session seeking "fast-paced reflections" on development and adaptation dilemmas, the second part of the Marketplace, and a closing plenary.

The formal sessions of D&C Days ended at 5.30 pm.

An evening reception organized by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) followed, around the theme of "gender and climate change – exploring opportunities for positive change".

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Mary Robinson, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice (MRFCJ); Jason Blackstock,
Oxford University; and Colleen Macklin, Parsons the New School for Design

Adaptation in Development Sectors: Food Security and Water Resource Management
Panel (L-R): Bonizella Biagini, GEF; Franck Jesus, GEF; Alain Ky-Zerbo, Burkina Faso; Mohamed Sumare, Mali; Cassandra De Young, FAO; and Bako Safi Solange Mody, Niger
Roland Sundstrom, GEF
Bako Safi Solange Mody, Niger
Alain Xavier Ky-Zerbo and Dieudonné Damiba, Burkina Faso
Cassandra De Young, FAO and Bako Safi Solange Mody, Niger
Group photo at the close of the Adaptation Practitioners Days Session.

High-level Panel Session on National-level Funding of Adaptation
Panel (L-R): Edward Cameron, World Resources Institute; Smita Nakhooda, Overseas Development Institute; Arame Tall, CGIAR; Koko Warner, United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security; and Maarten van Aalst, Climate Centre
Arame Tall, CGIAR
Smita Nakhooda, Overseas Development Institute
Edward Cameron, World Resources Institute
Maarten van Aalst, Climate Centre

Closing Session of D&C Days
Panel (L-R): Preety Bhandari, ADB; Atiur Rahman, Bangladesh Bank; Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Rockefeller Foundation; and Timmons Roberts, Brown University
Timmons Roberts, Brown University
Saleemul Huq, IIED
Atiur Rahman, Bangladesh Bank
Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Rockefeller Foundation
Daily Web Coverage - Introduction | Sat, 1 Dec | Sun, 2 Dec | Summary  
Related Links
Meetings resources
*D&C Days website
*D&C Days programme
*Adaptation Practitioners Days website and programme

Doha Climate Change Conference general resources
*Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012, 26 November - 7 December 2012, Doha, Qatar (UNFCCC website)
*Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012 (host country website)
*Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change

IISD RS coverage of previous D&C meetings
*IISD RS coverage of D&C Days at COP 17, 3-4 December 2011, Durban, South Africa
*IISD RS coverage of D&C Days at COP 16, 4-5 December 2010, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of D&C Days at COP 15, 4-5 December 2009, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of D&C Days at COP 14, 4-5 December 2008, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of D&C Days at COP 13, 4-5 December 2007, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of D&C Days at COP 12, 4-5 December 2006, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of D&C Days at COP 11, 4-5 December 2005, Cancún, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of D&C Days at COP 10, 4-5 December 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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