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Fourth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

21-27 February 2010 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Highlights for Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Fourth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate ChangeThe Fourth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change – organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Tanzania’s Environment Protection Management Services (EPMS) and the Ring Alliance – held its opening plenary session in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday, 24 February 2010.

Participants heard opening remarks from Saleemul Huq, IIED, Louise Chamberlain, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Richard Muyungi, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) focal point for Tanzania, before breaking into parallel thematic sessions on strengthening institutions for community-based adaptation, water, building adaptive capacity, and insurance and microfinance.

In the afternoon, participants met in a session on policy linkages, and to hear reports from two days of field trips that took place in Tanzania before the start of the conference.

 

 
Daily Highlights
Wednesday, 24 February- Thursday, 25 February- Friday, 26 February- Saturday, 27 February
Plenary Session
Saleemul Huq, IIED, said that more actions are needed to address human-induced climate changes.
Richard Muyungi, UNFCCC Focal Point, Tanzania, provided an overview of the outcomes of COP 15 held in Copenhagen.
Louise Chamberlain, UNDP, stressed the need to find linkages between national policy and local level activities.
Participants during the morning plenary.
Parallel Thematic Sessions
Rachel Berger, Practical Action, speaking on governance and community-based adaptation.

Richard Muyungi, UNFCCC Focal Point, Tanzania, during a press briefing.

The dais during the thematic session on strengthening institutions for community-based adaptation.

Panelists during the session on policy linkages.

Field Trips
Site of a proposed community-driven housing project.

Nearly completed house in the community.

Daily Highlights
Wednesday, 24 February- Thursday, 25 February- Friday, 26 February- Saturday, 27 February
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IIED resources
Conference website
Draft progamme of events

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