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FEATURE: Durban bound – CDKN’s pre-CoP newsletter


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Follow CDKN live at CoP-17

We will be posting news and updates as they happen on our live feed from Durban. Click here to view, or join the conversation onTwitter.

At the negotiations in person? You can connect with CDKN at our stand, featuring cutting-edge climate planning tools, policy briefing papers, and information on our projects. The stand number is 75 and CDKN will be listed under the name of two of our partners, SouthSouthNorth and Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano.

We’re also supporting a number of side events:
Systematic approach to address climate change in Kenya (5 December, Durban Exhibition Centre, Apies River Room)
Making climate compatible development happen: experiences from Rwanda
 (7 December, Durban Exhibition Centre, Hex River Room)
CDKN and MAPS: developing countries collaborating on climate compatible development 
(8 December, Durban Exhibition Centre, Levubu River Room)

For the other CoP events we’ve got planned, take a look at the calendar on our website.

CoP-17 begins! What do developing countries want from Durban?
Much of the discussion in Durban will focus on whether Parties can come up with an agreement on emissions reduction once the Kyoto Protocol comes to an end next year. Professor Lavanya Rajamani of CPR in Delhi considers the benefits of a legally-binding deal here, while Simon Maxwell writes about the progress we can make in tackling climate change without a global agreement.

CDKN will have a team on the ground at CoP-17, supporting negotiators from Least Developed Countries, and promoting knowledge-sharing and debate on climate compatible development. Keep an eye on our live page at www.cdkn.org/cop-17 for blogs, videos, and reflections on the conference.

CDKN supports Climate Vulnerable Forum
Due to CDKN support, the Government of Bangladesh between 13 and 14 November hosted the most successful Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) to date. Former president of Costa Rica, José María Figueres, introduced the Forum on the CDKN site. Read more about what happened in Bangladesh here.

Preparing for climate-related disasters – IPCC report

CDKN’s Tom Mitchell was a Co-ordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Extreme Events, launched on 18 November in Kampala, Uganda. The report highlights the increased likelihood of climate-related disasters in years to come. Take a look at Tom Mitchell and Maarten van Aalst’s ‘key messages for policy-makers’ from the report.

Current CDKN opportunities

Job advert: CDKN Director of Policy and Programmes

Economic impact assessments of climate change in key sectors in Nepal

Delivering a National Implementation Entity (NIE) project in Africa

Expressions of interest to support national renewable energy integration in Anguilla

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